Men's Basketball Finishes Road Trip Saturday at Navy


Penn Game Notes | Navy Game Notes

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball team is starting the 2016-17 season with four road games. After going 2-1 in the first three, the Quakers close out this stretch Saturday afternoon at Navy.

GAME 4 – PENN (2-1) at NAVY (2-4)
Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 * 2 p.m.
Alumni Hall (Annapolis, Md.)

The Series With Navy
• This marks the 84th meeting between the Quakers and the Midshipmen, with Penn leading the series 58-25.

• Penn has played only one other non-Ivy League team as many times as it has played Navy. That would be Big 5 rival Saint Joseph’s, whom the Quakers have played 84 times. The 85th meeting will take place on January 21.

• This is the third-straight season these teams have met. Navy won last year’s game at The Palestra in Philadelphia, 65-59, while Penn won two years ago here at Alumni Hall, 57-46. Prior to that, the last meeting took place during the 2009-10 season.

Penn vs. The Patriot League
• The Quakers enter the season 162-57 all-time against programs currently in the Patriot League. In addition to Navy, Penn also will play Lafayette this season.

Penn By The Numbers
14 • Three point baskets hit by Penn in Tuesday’s win at Central Connecticut State, the most since the 2002-03 season (16, tying a school record).

47.1 • Penn’s three-point percentage as a team (24 of 51) if you discount the team’s leading three-point shooter from last year, sophomore Jackson Donahue (4-21, .190).

36 • Points scored by junior transfer Caleb Wood in the last two games, 11 at Miami and 25 at CCSU.

71.4 • Wood’s three-point percentage over the last two games (10-14).

Quaker Notemeal From CCSU
• Penn hit 14 three-pointers in the game, the most since the Quakers tied a single-game mark by knocking down 16 on February 21, 2003 against Harvard. The record was originally set on January 28, 2001 against Drexel.

• Junior Caleb Wood knocked down seven of those treys, en route to a game-high 25 points. The last time a Penn player hit seven three-pointers in a game was February 7, 2015 when Sam Jones had seven at Columbia.

• Senior Matt Howard scored 21 points against the Blue Devils, and also added eight rebounds. The last time Penn had two players go for 20 points in the same game was last February 13, when Jackson Donahue had 25 and Howard added 20 in a win at Cornell.

• Junior Darnell Foreman came off the bench and scored 12 points in 20 minutes.

• All 15 players who dressed got to play, including freshman Ray Jerome who saw his first collegiate action.

Fast Start For the Freshman
• Freshman AJ Brodeur had a double-double in his first collegiate game, with 23 points and 11 rebounds at Robert Morris on November 11; in doing so, he became the first freshman in program history to pull of the feat. The last time a Penn player had a double-double in his first varsity game was December 1, 1976 when sophomore Tony Price went for 18 points and 12 rebounds in a 108-69 win over The Citadel at The Palestra.

• You have to go even further back in the Penn annals to find the last time a Quakers player scored 23 points in his first varsity game, like Brodeur had at RMU; it was December 4, 1963 when sophomore Stan Pawlak had 28 in his debut in a 91-62 win over Rutgers.

• That Monday, Brodeur was named co-Ivy League Rookie of the Week along with Yale’s Miye Oni.