PHILADELPHIA –The University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball team fell to a Patriot League team on Sunday, losing 92-86 at Lafayette. The Quakers face another Patriot League team as the calendar turns to December, as Navy comes to The Palestra (where Penn is 3-0 so far this season). Wednedsay's game will have a 7 p.m. tipoff.
GAME 7 – PENN (4-2) vs. NAVY (6-2)
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 * 7 p.m.
The Palestra (Philadelphia)
*The Quakers lead the series, 58-24, including a 57-46 win almost exactly a year ago (Dec. 3, 2014) in Annapolis.
*The last time these two teams played at The Palestra was Dec. 5, 2008, and ended with a 76-65 Navy victory.
*Navy represents Penn’s most-played opponent outside of Ivy League and Big 5 play; in fact, among the Big 5 schools, only Saint Joseph’s has played the Quakers as many times as Navy. Penn and SJU have played 83 times, with the 84th meeting coming on January 20.
DNH is Big 5 Player of the Week
Senior center Darien Nelson-Henry was named Philadelphia Big 5 Player of the Week after recording a combined 51 points and 23 rebounds in two games last week including 31 and 14 in a Big 5 win over La Salle.
*Through six games, Penn has a 1.33 assist/turnover ratio (92/69); Last year, the Quakers’ assist/turnover ratio was 0.78.
*Through six games, Penn is averaging 11.5 turnovers per game; last year, the Quakers averaged 15.0 turnovers per game.
*Penn has 43 three-point baskets so far this season, a 7.2 per-game average. Last year, Penn averaged 5.5 treys per game.
*Penn has taken more foul shots than its opponent in five of six games so far this season, and is averaging 7.0 more free throws per game (Penn 128, opponents 86).
*Senior Darien Nelson-Henry is the only Penn player who has scored in double figures in all six games this season.
*Nelson-Henry has 51 points in the last two games -- 31 vs. La Salle, 20 at Lafayette) -- and shot 75.9 percent from the field (22 of 29). He also has 23 rebounds (14, 9).
*Nelson-Henry has two double-doubles this season (vs. Central Connecticut State and La Salle) and finished one rebound shy of a double-double two other times (Robert Morris, Lafayette).
*Penn is 9-3 when sophomore Sam Jones scores in double figures during his career; that includes five of six games so far this season.
*Jones has 26 field goals this season; 21 of them have been three-pointers. 54 of his 62 field-goal attempts are from beyond the arc.
*Junior Matt Howard has scored in double figures in three-straight games (10 at Washington, 10 vs. La Salle, 15 at Lafayette).
Notemeal at Lafayette
*Penn lost despite scoring a season-high 86 points; it was the most points scored by the Quakers in a loss since Dec. 29, 2013 (at Rider 89, Penn 88).
*Penn lost despite having five different players reach double figures in the scoring column, a first for the Quakers this season.
*Penn scored 55 points in the second half, the Quakers’ highest output for one half since they scored 57 in the second half of an 83-62 win against Monmouth on Nov. 22, 2008.
*Sophomore Antonio Woods scored 17 points, one shy of his career high; all of his points came in the second half, with 11 of them coming in the game’s final 1:07.
*Senior Jamal Lewis scored 10 points, his first double-figure scoring game since February 16, 2013 (13 points at Dartmouth); Lewis missed all of last season due to an illness unrelated to basketball.
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