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Yale looks to sweep Penn

March 7, 2019

Yale (19-6, 9-3) vs. Penn (17-11, 5-7)

Palestra, Philadelphia; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Yale goes for the season sweep over Penn after winning the previous matchup in New Haven. The teams last played each other on Feb. 9, when the Bulldogs shot 49.2 percent from the field while limiting Penn’s shooters to just 35.1 percent on the way to a 78-65 victory.

STEPPING UP: Penn’s AJ Brodeur has averaged 17.1 points and 8.3 rebounds while Devon Goodman has put up 13.8 points. For the Bulldogs, Miye Oni has averaged 18.3 points and 6.5 rebounds while Jordan Bruner has put up 10.6 points and 8.6 rebounds.

DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Bulldogs have given up only 70.6 points per game across 12 conference games, an improvement from the 76.6 per game they gave up against non-conference competition.

FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Brodeur has either made or assisted on 51 percent of all Penn field goals over the last three games. Brodeur has accounted for 26 field goals and 10 assists in those games.

STREAK SCORING: Yale has won its last three road games, scoring 85.7 points, while allowing 74.7 per game.

ASSIST RATIOS: The Bulldogs have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Quakers. Penn has an assist on 42 of 71 field goals (59.2 percent) across its past three games while Yale has assists on 60 of 90 field goals (66.7 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Penn has made 9.3 3-pointers per game as a team this year, which is second-best among Ivy League teams.

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