Men's Basketball Looks to Contain Delaware

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn men's basketball team is nearing the end of a blistering game pace over the last month. The Quakers head to California later this week to face UCLA, but before that there is some business to take care of at home. Delaware comes to The Palestra for a Wednesday tilt with the Quakers; the Blue Hens are off a resounding win over Penn's neighbor, Drexel, Saturday in their CAA opener.

GAME 10 - PENN (4-5) vs. DELAWARE (3-3)
The Palestra (Philadelphia)
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 * 7 p.m.
TV: PennAthletics.com (there is a charge for this service)
Radio: ESPN 950 AM (Brian Seltzer, Vince Curran)

Penn Game Notes (PDF) / Delaware Game Notes (PDF)

The Penn-Delaware Series
The Quakers have dominated this series, winning 17 of the 21 meetings including last year's 78-68 victory in Newark. That game was notable for Penn fans, as it marked the occasion of Jack Eggleston's 1,000th career point. The last time these teams met in The Palestra was two seasons ago, an epic affair that ended with the Blue Hens taking a 97-94 decision in double overtime. Prior to that, the last meeting took place in the 2002-03 season.

About Delaware
The Blue Hens are coming off a win against Colonial Athletic Association favorite Drexel on Saturday, 71-60. Devon Saddler scored 30 points in the win, and he is second in the nation with a 24.7 points-per-game scoring average. Jamelle Hagins (14.3 ppg) is the only other Blue Hen averaging double figures, and he also leads Delaware in rebounding (10.3 rpg) and blocked shots (13). Delaware's other wins have come against Cornell (72-64) and Lafayette (81-78), and the Hens lost to Villanova on Nov. 18 (79-69).

National Stats
The NCAA released its most recent statistical update on Monday, and senior guard Zack Rosen was again splattered all over the pages. He entered the week fourth nationally in three-point field goal percentage (.585); ninth in three-point field goals per game (3.4); 12th in points per game (21.3); 37th in field goal percentage (.573); 39th in free-throw percentage (.897); and 45th in assists per game (5.7).

Record Book Watch
*Senior guard Zack Rosen has 1,313 career points which puts him 14th on Penn's all-time scoring list. (Tony Price is 13th, with 1,322 points.)

*Senior guard Tyler Bernardini has 1,192 career points which puts him in 24th place all-time at Penn. (Richard Censits is 23rd with 1,220 points.)

*Rosen has 48 assists this season, giving him 463 for his career which is third all-time at Penn, behind only Jerome Allen (505) and Michael Jordan (469).

*Rosen has played 3,292 career minutes which is sixth all-time. (Ibrahim Jaaber is fifth, with 3,569 minutes.)

*Rosen has 181 career three-point field goals which is tied for sixth all-time with his current head coach, Jerome Allen. (Garett Kreitz is fifth, with 199 treys.)

*Bernardini, meanwhile, has 154 treys which is tied for ninth all-time with Jed Ryan. (Michael Jordan is eighth, with 176.)

*Rosen has made 348 career foul shots which is eighth all-time. (Herb Lyon is seventh, with 370 made foul shots.)

Quaker Notemeal at Villanova
*Penn lost for the first time in three road games this season.

*Penn lost for the first time in four games this season when three or more players scored in double figures.

*After starting the game 0-for-10 on three-point shots, Penn went 7-of-12 from beyond the arc.

*Senior guard Zack Rosen scored 21 points, his sixth game this season with 20 or more points; he remains the only player to score in double figures in every game this season.

*Rosen's streak of consecutive free throws made ended at 25 when he missed the front end of a 1-and-1 in the game's final minute.

*Sophomore Cameron Gunter set a season high with six points and 10 minutes.

*Sophomore Marin Kukoc scored seven points, giving him 24 in the last three games.

Download: 10-Delaware.pdf