Men's Basketball at Temple Wednesday

PHILADELPHIA - Penn hits the midpoint of its Philadelphia Big 5 triple dip on Wednesday with a trip to North Broad and the Liacouras Center. The Quakers' date? The Temple Owls, who dropped out of the Top 25 this week after a weekend loss at Duquesne. Tip time between Penn and Temple is slated for 7:30 p.m.

GAME 13 - PENN (5-7) at TEMPLE (12-4)
Liacouras Center (Philadelphia)
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 * 7:30 p.m.
TV: None
Radio: ESPN 950 AM (Brian Seltzer, Vince Curran)

Penn Game Notes (PDF) / Temple Game Notes (PDF)

The Penn-Temple Series
*This will be the 66th meeting between the Quakers and the Owls; Temple leads the series, 43-22.

*Last year's game at The Palestra certainly bore historical significance -- not only was it Jerome Allen's first home game as Penn's head coach, but it pitted him against his coach when he played for the Quakers (Fran Dunphy). Temple gained the victory, 60-45, thanks to 15 points from Ryan Brooks and 12 from Juan Fernandez. Jack Eggleston had 14 points and seven rebounds to lead Penn; Zack Rosen and Dan Monckton added 10 points apiece.

*The last time these teams met at the Liacouras Center, in 2008, Temple earned an 80-64 victory.

*In the midst of a three-game stretch against Atlantic 10 opposition -- all of them Big 5 foes -- Penn is 105-132 all-time against the schools that currently make up the A-10. That includes last week's 89-83 overtime loss at La Salle.

Scouting Temple
The Owls fell at Duquesne on Saturday, 78-66, snapping a three-game win streak. Temple is 9-2 in its last 11 games. Ramone Moore -- who had 18 points Saturday and was the only Temple player in double figures -- leads Temple with 15.4 points per game, while Lavoy Allen averages 10.7 points and a team-high 6.2 rebounds per game. Juan Fernandez is averaging 10.8 ppg and has 52 assists.

I Know You!
Penn head coach Jerome Allen matches up with the man who originally brought him to Penn as a player: Fran Dunphy. Dunphy was Penn's head coach from 1990-2006, winning a school record 310 games and 10 Ivy League titles before making the move to North Broad.

The Injury Report
Senior Dan Monckton and freshman Marin Kukoc have not dressed this season due to injury. Monckton averaged 7.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game last year, numbers that jumped to 9.9 ppg and 5.2 rpg in Ivy play. Another blow was struck to the lineup prior to Marist, as fifth-year senior Andreas Schreiber injured his hand in practice. He will not play at Temple, and is likely to be out at least the rest of this month. Schreiber started six games this season, and was averaging 4.6 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. Two others who sat at La Salle, but have been practicing the last few days, are juniors Mike Howlett and Larry Loughery. They will be game-day decisions.

Quaker Notemeal From La Salle
*Penn lost despite putting together its highest offensive output of the season (83 points).

*Penn played its first overtime game since last Nov. 24, 2009 -- a 97-94 loss to Delaware in double OT -- and its first OT Big 5 game since an 81-76 win over La Salle on Jan. 29, 2002.

*Overall, it was Penn's 13th Philadelphia Big 5 game to go to overtime; the Quakers are 6-7 in such contests.

*Penn was down 72-59, but used a 17-4 run in the final 3:30 to tie the game and send it to overtime.

*Penn lost for the first time this season when outrebounding its opponent (39-34).

*Penn had five players score in double figures for the first time since Jan. 5, 2009, an 84-70 win over Lafayette (Rosen 19, Bernardini 17, Eggleston 16, Turley 13, Cartwright 12).

*Senior forward Jack Eggleston had his third double-double this season, and his first since Nov. 17, with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

*Junior guard Zack Rosen scored 17 of his 19 points after halftime, including a personal nine-point run during Penn's 17-4 streak at the end of regulation.

*Rosen also tied a career high with eight rebounds -- the second time he has done that this season -- and had six assists with just one turnover.

*Freshman forward Fran Dougherty had a season/career high with six points, all in the first half.

Download: game_notes_penn_011811.pdf