PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania women's basketball team (1-2) returns home to The Palestra on Tuesday for a storied Big 5 matchup against the visiting Saint Joseph’s Hawks (0-3). The Quakers got back to their winning ways last weekend with a dominate 75-43 win over Rhode Island on Friday as they played their third game in six days in Kingston.
Tuesday's game will also serve as a Thanksgiving food drive benefiting Philabundance. Fans who donate will receive a buy-one-get-one free ticket voucher for the Penn women's basketball home game vs. Dartmouth on Saturday, Feb. 4th.
In the Series vs. Saint Joseph’s: 42nd Meeting
The Quakers play the first of their four games against Big 5 opponents on Tuesday when they host Saint Joseph’s for their annual matchup. The contest will mark the 42nd meeting in the series history between the two sides with SJU holding a 39-2 advantage against the Quakers all-time. Penn won the 2014 outing at home and lost a close 50-46 matchup last season at Hagan Arena.
Catching the Game
Fans can watch the matchup on the Ivy League Digital Network and also see the feed on ESPN3. Live stats can be found at PennStats.com, while live twitter updates will also be available (@PennWBB). A complete recap, box score and highlights can be found at PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of the game.
Last Time Out: W, 75-43 at Rhode Island
- Lauren Whitlatch had a career-high 24 points off of six three-pointers to help the University of Pennsylvania tally their first win of the season with a dominating 75-43 victory over Rhode Island on Friday evening in Kingston, R.I. Whitlatch led all scorers on the day and added three steals and three boards to her statline, while Sydney Stipanovich tallied her third double-double in as many games with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Michelle Nwokedi added in 16 points and eight boards while Kasey Chambers and Anna Ross combined for 11 points, seven boards, 11 assists and an impressive three steals each.
- After struggling in their first two contests from the field, the Red and Blue came back strong against Rhode Island, shooting 39% (25-for-65) on the night overall and 32% from three point range (9-of-28). The Red and Blue out-rebounded their opponents by a 49-28 margin for added help in the victory.
The Quakers return to action after the Thanksgiving break when they travel to Lafayette for a mid-week matchup on Wednesday, Nov. 30th. Game time is slated for 6 p.m. in Easton, Pa.