Men's Basketball Closes 2012-13 With Princeton
PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania men's basketball team closes out the 2012-13 season in traditional fashion, as longtime Ivy League rival Princeton comes to The Palestra Tuesday night. The Quakers and Tigers will tip off at 7:30 p.m., following the Penn-Princeton women's game that will start at 5 p.m.
GAME 31 - PENN (9-21, 6-7) at PRINCETON (16-11, 9-4)
The Series with Princeton
*That said, Princeton has won two in a row and seven of the last eight meetings over Penn. (Prior to that, Penn had won five in a row, eight of nine, and 13 of 15.)
*Penn won the last meeting that took place here at The Palestra, 82-67 on Jan. 30, 2012. Princeton had won the previous three played here before last season.
*The first meeting this season took place exactly two months ago, with Princeton defeating Penn 65-53 at Jadwin Gym. T.J. Bray hit six three-pointers en route to a game-high 23 points, while Ian Hummer scored 13 and Denton Koon added 10. For Penn, Tony Hicks had 16 points to lead the Quakers, while Darien Nelson-Henry scored 11.
The Ivy Standings...
*Penn will tie Brown for fourth place with a win tonight, both teams at 7-7 (the Quakers swept the Bears this season). With a loss, Penn finishes alone in fifth place at 6-8.
Home is Where the Wins Are
Ivy Honors For Hicks
Fire on the Line
Quaker Notemeal at Yale
*Sophomore Henry Brooks led Penn with five rebounds, as he had done the night before; he became the ninth different player to lead the Quakers in boards in a game.
Notemeal at Brown
*For the first time in five games, Penn's bench points (23) were more than its opponent (13).
*For the first time this season, Penn won a game when it shot a worse percentage from the field than its opponent (previously 0-15).
*Brown set an opponent high in the Jerome Allen coaching era with 26 turnovers.
*Penn had 10 steals for the second straight game; the Quakers only other double-figure steal totals came in the first two games.
*Junior Miles Cartwright scored a game-high 25 points, giving him 53 in two games against Brown this season.
*It was Cartwright's seventh 20-point game this season (13th career) and his 18th double-figure scoring game this season (51st career).
*Cartwright scored the game's final eight points, and also had a stretch in the first half where he scored 15 of Penn's 17 points.
*Cartwright was 4-of-4 on three-pointers, the second time in three games a Penn player has done that (also Dau Jok vs. Dartmouth on March 1).
*Sophomore Patrick Lucas-Perry tied a season/career high with 15 points, his fourth double-figure scoring game this season, and also set a career best with three assists.
*Junior Cameron Gunter set a season/career high with 18 minutes played, scoring four points and grabbing a board.