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Penn looks for home win vs Cornell

February 23, 2019

Cornell (13-12, 5-4) vs. Penn (15-10, 3-6)

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

BOTTOM LINE: Penn looks for its sixth straight win over Cornell at Palestra. The last victory for the Big Red at Penn was a 71-69 win on Feb. 2, 2013.

SUPER SENIORS: Cornell’s Matt Morgan, Steven Julian and Jack Gordon have collectively scored 43 percent of the team’s points this season and have accounted for 45 percent of all Big Red scoring over the last five games.

STEPPING IT UP: The Big Red have scored 71.3 points per game to Ivy League opponents thus far. That’s an improvement from the 68 per game they put up against non-conference competition.

KEY CONTRIBUTOR: AJ Brodeur has either made or assisted on 48 percent of all Penn field goals over the last three games. Brodeur has 28 field goals and 13 assists in those games.

THRIVING WITH THREES: Cornell is 5-0 when it makes 11 or more 3-pointers and 8-12 when it falls short of that total. Penn is 6-0 when it makes at least 13 from 3-point range and 9-10 on the year, otherwise.

UNBEATEN WHEN: The Quakers are 6-0 when they make 13 or more 3-pointers and 9-10 when they fall shy of that mark. The Big Red are 5-0 when they make 11 or more 3-pointers and 8-12 when the team hits fewer than 11 from long range.

DID YOU KNOW: Penn is ranked second among Ivy League teams with an average of 74.8 points per game.


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