Men's Basketball Hosts Yale and Brown This Weekend

PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania men's basketball team proved that its non-conference record isn't an indication of its status in the Ivy League this past weekend, as the Quakers fought past a solid Columbia squad and came up just short in the final seconds against Cornell. Penn will look to continue to rise in the Ivies against this weekend,as Yale and Brown pay a visit to The Palestra.

GAME 21 - PENN (4-16, 1-2) vs. YALE (7-14, 1-3)
Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 * 7 p.m.
The Palestra (Philadelphia)
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Radio: WXPN 88.5 FM (Brian Seltzer, Vince Curran)

GAME 22 - PENN (4-16, 1-2) vs. BROWN (8-10, 2-2)
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 * 7 p.m.
The Palestra (Philadelphia)
TV: (there is a charge for this service)
Radio: WFIL 560 AM (Brian Seltzer, Vince Curran)

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Penn Game Notes (PDF) / Yale Game Notes (PDF) / Brown Game Notes (PDF)

The Yale-Brown Home Weekend
Penn has hosted Yale and Brown on the same weekend 52 different times. The Quakers have swept this weekend 37 times-including each of the last two years-and split it 15 times (including three straight years from 2008-10). Penn has never been swept by the Bulldogs and Bears here at The Palestra.

The Yale Series
*The Quakers and the Bulldogs have met 216 times previously, with Penn holding a 146-70 lead in the series.

*The teams split this series last season, with each winning on its home court. Yale claimed a 60-53 victory in New Haven, but Penn returned the favor with a 68-47 romp on Senior Night at The Palestra.

*The Quakers have won 14 of the last 15 games played between the two at The Palestra going back to the 1997-98 season (Yale won 87-79 on Feb. 27, 2009).

The Brown Series
*The Quakers and the Bears have met 122 times, with Penn holding a 101-21 series lead.

*Penn won both games last year, taking a 65-48 decision in Providence before fighting for a 54-43 victory here at The Palestra. The Quakers have won four in a row and 13 of the last 16 against the Bears, but two of those three losses have come at home (66-61 on Feb. 15, 2008 and 80-73 on Feb. 19, 2010).

Quaker Notemeal From Cornell
*Penn had 24 assists, a team high in the Jerome Allen coaching era, on its 28 baskets.

*Penn had more assists (24) than turnovers (17) for the third time in four games; prior to that, the Quakers had accomplished the feat just twice in the first 16 games this season.

*Penn shot 28-of-56 (50.0 percent) from the field, its third time shooting 50 percent or better in a game this season.

*Penn shot 12-of-24 on three-pointers, its fourth time shooting 50 percent or better from beyond the arc in a game this season; the 12 treys were a season high, and one shy of the team best in the Allen era.

*Sophomore Patrick Lucas-Perry had 14 points, one shy of his career high, and tied his season/career best with four three-pointers. Lucas-Perry entered the weekend leading the Ivy League in overall three-point field-goal percentage (24 of 47, 51.1 percent).

*Freshman Darien Nelson-Henry had 10 points, his seventh straight double-figure scoring game (13.6 ppg in that span).

*Junior Miles Cartwright set a new season/career high with nine assists.

*Sophomore Camryn Crocker had six assists and one turnover; in the last eight games his assist/turnover ratio is 3.57 (25/7).

Quaker Notemeal From Columbia
*Penn set season highs in free throws made (26) and blocked shots (7).

*Penn improved to 21-5 in the Allen era when holding an opponent under 60 points (3-1 this season).

*Penn's 26-19 halftime lead was its largest at the break this season. Columbia's 19 points also marked an opponent low for any half this season.

*Penn shot 26-of-29 from the foul line; in the last three games, the Quakers are 42-of-48 (87.5 percent) from the charity stripe.

*Cartwright scored 22 points, his season high and the most points by a Penn player in a game since Fran Dougherty scored 31 against Fairfield on Nov. 13.

*Nelson-Henry set a season/career high in steals (3) and tied a season/career high with four blocked shots; he had seven blocks in total last weekend, and currently leads the Ivy League in that category in conference play.

Download: yale_at_penn_princeton_notes_2013.pdf