Time: 6:30 p.m., Saturday, at KeyArena.


Tickets: $35 to $90, Ticketmaster.com.

Wisconsin coach: Kelly Sheffield, first season (28-9).

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Penn State coach: Russ Rose, 35th season (1,124-177).

Wisconsin key players: Freshman setter Lauren Carlini, junior outside hitter Ellen Chapman, junior outside hitter Deme Morales and senior libero Annemarie Hickey.

Penn State key players: Senior outside hitter Ariel Scott, senior outside hitter Deja McClendon, junior setter Micha Hancock and senior middle blocker Katie Slay.

Wisconsin numbers

.276 Hitting percentage in five tournament matches.

0 National titles.

2 National championship matches (last: 2000).

7 Wins (in 49 matches) vs. Penn State all-time.

Penn State numbers

.488 Hitting percentage vs. Washington; just five attack errors.

2 Wins over Wisconsin this season, both sweeps.

5 National titles (including four straight, 2007 to 2010).

Terry Wood