PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania men's basketball team continues to struggle in its quest to find wins, which have been elusive to this point of the season. The Quakers' next chance comes Saturday, when they travel to Wagner to face a Seahawks team coming off advancement to the Cable Car Classic final.
GAME 11 - PENN (2-8) at WAGNER (5-5)
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 * 4 p.m.
Spiro Sports Center (Staten Island, N.Y.)
Radio: WFIL 560 AM (Brian Seltzer, Vince Curran)
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Penn Game Notes (PDF) / Wagner Game Notes (PDF)
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).