The Penn-Wagner Series
*The Quakers and the Seahawks are meeting for just the second time this season. The first meeting came last year at The Palestra in Philadelphia, where Wagner gained a 71-65 victory.
*Penn is 15-2 all-time against programs that currently compete in the Northeast Conference. (2-0 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson, 4-1 vs. Monmouth, 2-0 vs. Quinnipiac, 1-0 vs. Robert Morris, 1-0 vs. St. Francis (N.Y.), 5-0 vs. Saint Francis (Pa.), 0-1 vs. Wagner)
A Short December
After an intense November to start the 2012-13 season that included a stretch of six games in an 11-day span, things have slowed down considerably for the Quakers in the month of December. In fact, tonight's game is Penn's first in eight days; its second in 21 days; and just its third since December 1. It is also the Quakers' last game before the calendar turns to 2013; they travel to Butler to face the Bulldogs on January 2.
Countdown to 1,700
Penn has won 1,699 games as a program; with one more, the Quakers will become the 11th NCAA Division I program to reach 1,700 wins. (Indiana only recently became the 10th, scoring its 1,700th win on December 19 against Mount St. Mary's.)
Quaker Notemeal From Delaware
*Penn fell to Delaware for the second time this season, and now leads the series with the Blue Hens 18-6.
*Penn played the game without juniors Miles Cartwright and Steve Rennard, sophomore Henry Brooks, and freshmen Tony Hicks and Darien Nelson-Henry due to a violation of team rules; as a result, only seven of the 12 players who were dressed saw action. (All five players will be a coach's decision on Saturday.)
*Penn went 8-of-10 at the foul line, its .800 percentage being a season high.
*Delaware took 81 shots in the game and had 51 rebounds, both opponent highs in the Jerome Allen coaching era.
*Sophomore Greg Louis had his first collegiate double-double with career highs in points (19) and rebounds (11); he led the team in points and rebounds for the first time in a game this season.
*Junior Fran Dougherty scored 18 points, his best output since scoring 20 against Fordham on Nov. 19; he also had nine rebound to finish one board shy of his fifth double-double this season.
*Sophomore Patrick Lucas-Perry had nine points on a career-high three three-pointers, his best output since he scored 15 in the season opener against UMBC.
*Sophomore Camryn Crocker set a career high with five assists.
*Junior Dau Jok, who made his first collegiate start on Friday night, tied a career best with six rebounds and played a career-high 35 minutes (previous high 18).