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Lucas leads Penn State charge into NCAAs 2nd-round home game against Florida

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    Penn State's Maggie Lucas, center, sits with teammate Talia East, right, and coach Coquese Washington as she answers questions at a news conference on Monday, March 24, 2014, in State College, Pa. They answered questions about their second-round game against Florida in the NCAA college basketball tournament scheduled for Tuesday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) (The Associated Press)

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    Penn State's Maggie Lucas, left, sits with teammate Talia East, right, as she answers questions at a news conference on Monday, March 24, 2014, in State College, Pa. They answered questions about their second-round game against Florida in the NCAA college basketball tournament scheduled for Tuesday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) (The Associated Press)

Maggie Lucas wants to squeeze at least one more weekend out of her storied career.

Lucas leads No. 3 seed Penn State (23-7) against 11th-seeded Florida (20-12) on Tuesday night in the second round of the Stanford Regional.

She has led the Nittany Lions to four straight NCAA tournament appearances and three regular-season Big Ten titles. She holds the team and conference record for made 3-pointers.

As a bonus, the Nittany Lions get to play at the Bryce Jordan Center, their home court that was rocking after they knocked off Wichita State on Sunday.

Florida is trying to reach the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1998. Coach Amanda Butler has led the Gators to seven postseason trips (three NCAA, four WNIT) but she's still looking for second weekend play on basketball's biggest stage.