Next Chapter For Penn, Princeton Men's Basketball

PHILADELPHIA - After a highly entertaining weekend at The Palestra, the Penn men's basketball team begins a five-game road trip with a quick run up to Princeton. The Quakers and the Ivy-leading Tigers tip off Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in Jadwin Gym. This is the midpoint of a brutal, five-games-in-eight-day stretch -- the last three of them on the road. Penn is at Cornell Friday night, and Columbia Saturday night.

GAME 19 - PENN (9-9, 3-1 Ivy) at PRINCETON (16-4, 4-0)
Jadwin Gym (Princeton, N.J.)
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 * 7 p.m.
TV: Comcast Network
Radio: ESPN 950 AM (Brian Seltzer, Vince Curran)

Penn Game Notes (PDF) / Princeton Game Notes (PDF)

Penn vs. Princeton
*The Quakers and the Tigers have played 222 times, with Penn holding a 122-100 lead in the series.

*That said, Princeton has won the last three in a row including a sweep last year, 58-51 at The Palestra and 68-56 at Jadwin Gym.

*Penn has not played any other opponent more than Princeton.

Nearing a Milestone
Senior Jack Eggleston became the 35th member of Penn's 1,000-point club a little more than a month ago. The possibility is there for Zack Rosen to become the 36th member on Tuesday night -- after scoring 25 points over the weekend, he entersthe Princetongame with 991 career points. Senior Tyler Bernardini (938 points) is also on pace to achieve the milestone this season.

More Milestones
*Eggleston made his 100th start in a Penn uniform Friday vs. Dartmouth; the last player to start 100 games for Penn was Tim Begley, who made 113 starts from 2001-05.

*Eggleston collected his 600th career rebound two weekends ago; the last Penn player to record 600 rebounds was Mark Zoller, who ended his career in 2007 with 750 boards.

*Eggleston's next assist will be the 200th of his career.

*Rosen went past the 300-assist mark for his career on Dec. 8 against Villanova.

*Rosen enters Tuesday night's game needing four assists to reach 100 for the season; it would mark his third straight season doing that. Since the statistic became official in 1978-79, the only players in Penn's history to have 100 or more assists in three straight seasons are Paul Chambers (1990-92), Jerome Allen (1993-95) and Michael Jordan (1998-2000). Unlike Rosen, who still has a year left, in each case those players did it their sophomore, junior and senior seasons.

In the National Stats
In the latest national statistics that were released Monday, Zack Rosen is ranked 33rd in assists per game (5.4) and Jack Eggleston is 37th nationally in field-goal percentage (55.1).

In the Ivy Stats (conference only)
*As a team,Penn is first in scoring offense (76.5 ppg),free-throw percentage (80.5 percent), assists per game (17.5), steals per game (7.0) and assist/turnoverratio (1.30).

*Individually, Jack Eggleston leads the Ivy League in conference scoring (19.8 ppg) and three-point FG percentage (65.4 percent), while Zack Rosen is first in assists per game (7.8), assist/turnoverratio (3.10) and minutes per game (37.5).

Quaker Notemeal From Harvard
*It was Penn's third overtime game this season; the last time the Quakers played at least three OT games was 2005-06.

*It was Penn's first double-overtime game since Nov. 24, 2009 (a 97-94 loss to Delaware).

*It was Penn's seventh overtime game with Harvard, and the first since Feb. 24, 2006; Penn is 3-4 in those games.

*Penn reached 80 points for the third time this season; all of them have been overtime games.

*Penn shot 14 of 16 at the foul line for the second time in as many nights; in four of the last five games, the Quakers have shot 87.5 percent or better from the charity stripe.

*Junior guard Zack Rosen tied a school record with 13 assists; the record was originally set in 1970 by Dave Wohl, and matched in 2005 by Tim Begley.

*Rosen's 13 assists are the most by an Ivy League player this season.

*Rosen also had 21 points, his third 20-point game this season and 11th career; eight of his points came in the first overtime session.

*Senior Jack Eggleston had 23 points to lead Penn, the second time in three games he has led Penn in scoring in a game; it was Eggleston's third 20-point outing this season, and his fifth career.

*Eggleston also led Penn with eight rebounds, the 16th time in 18 games he has led the Quakers in that category.

*Eggleston has averaged 22.0 points per game in the last three contests, and 10.6 rebounds over the last five games.

*Freshman Miles Cartwright scored 14 points and tied a season/career high with five rebounds; he has 10 double-figure scoring game and seventh in the last 10 contests.

*Senior Tyler Bernardini scored 13 points and tied a season high with three assists; he has scored in double figures in nine straight games, averaging 18.0 ppg over that stretch.

Notemeal From Dartmouth
*Penn had its largest margin of victory in a game since beating Columbia by 32, 87-55, on January 14, 2006.

*It was the fewest points allowed by Penn in a game since a 59-40 win against NJIT on January 17, 2009, and the fewest in an Ivy League game since beating Princeton, 60-47, on March 11, 2008.

*Penn has put together its first four-game win streak since the end of the 2006-07 regular season, when the Quakers won 10 in a row en route to its most recent Ivy League title.

*Penn shot 62.8 percent from the field (27 of 43), its best shooting performance since Nov. 18, 2006 (36 of 57, 63.2 percent against Florida Gulf Coast).

*Penn matched season highs with 10 three-point baskets and 10 steals.

*Dartmouth had just 18 rebounds, the fewest by a Penn opponent in the post-Fran Dunphy era (since 2006-07).

*Senior guard Tyler Bernardini led Penn with 21 points; it marked the fifth time in the last eight games that he has led the Quakers in scoring.

*Senior forward Jack Eggleston had his second straight double-double, with 18 points and 10 rebounds; it was his fifth double-double this season and his 11th at Penn.

*Junior forward Rob Belcore had nine points, his best offensive game since he scored a career-high 17 points at Harvard last season; he also had a season-high three steals.

*Senior center Andreas Schreiber, who had missed every game since December 22 due to injury, dressed and ended up playing four minutes.

*Every player who dressed for the game played at least two minutes, and no one played more than 28 minutes.

Download: Princeton MBB Notes vs Penn.pdf