Men's Basketball Hosts Lafayette Tuesday Night
PHILADELPHIA - The Penn men's basketball team hosts Lafayette in its final non-conference test, before opening the Ivy League campaign against preseason favorite Princeton on Saturday. Tuesday night's game is one of just two that Penn will play in The Palestra over a 54-day span (also Jan. 19 against Saint Joseph's).
GAME 14 - PENN (2-11) vs. LAFAYETTE (6-10)
The Penn-Lafayette Series
*This is one of the most consistent non-conference series Penn has played over the last few decades. In fact, since the 1985-86 season these two teams have NOT played in only two seasons (1987-88 and 2006-07).
*Penn is 160-51 against programs that currently compete in the Patriot League, including a 73-66 loss at Lehigh earlier this season.
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*Penn had 43 rebounds, a team high in the Jerome Allen coaching era, took a season-high 61 shots, and tied a season high with four blocked shots.
*Penn's bench players outscored the starters, 36-21, the third time this season the bench outscored the starters.
*Freshman Tony Hicks had 14 points, a season/career high, for his second-straight double-figure scoring game and fourth this season.
*Hicks led Penn in scoring for the second time this season (also at Penn State).
*Junior Miles Cartwright had 11 points, his fourth straight double-digit scoring game and team-leading ninth this season, and tied a career high with two blocked shots.
*Cartwright went 4-of-4 at the foul line; he has made 10 in a row, 31 of his last 33, and is 53-of-58 (.914) over his last 10 contests.
*Junior Dau Jok had a season/career high in rebounds (11) and became the third different Penn player this season to have a double-figure rebound total in a game (also Dougherty and sophomore Greg Louis); he also tied a season/career high with eight points.
*Jok led Penn in boards, the fifth different player to lead them in rebounding in a game this season.
*Freshman Darien Nelson-Henry set season/career highs in points (8) and rebounds (8), and has now scored 27 points in the last four games (6.8 ppg).
*Sophomore Camryn Crocker set a season/career high in assists (6).
*Sophomore Henry Brooks had eight points, giving him 28 points in the last three games (9.3 ppg).