|Columbia||B Barbour 13.6||M Cisco 5.9||B Barbour 4.8|
|Penn||F Dougherty 15.7||F Dougherty 8.6||M Cartwright 3.4|
On Friday, Pennsylvania plays host to Columbia at The Palestra. It gets started at 7:00 EST. The Quakers are 4-4 against the Lions over the last four years. The last time they met (2/18/2012) they won 61-59.
In spite of 21 points and 6 rebounds from Miles Cartwright, the Quakers came up short 76-69 against Temple on January 23rd. He is averaging 13.6 points per game while also contributing a team-high 3.4 assists per game. For the Lions, Maodo Lo finished with 11 points in the 66-63 loss to Cornell on January 26th. He contributes 1.7 rebounds per game in addition to his 3.3 points per game.
Columbia has a statistical edge over Pennsylvania in a single key area, turnovers, where the Lions have the upper hand over the Quakers, 10 per game to 16 per game. Columbia ranks 1st in their conference in turnover percentage at 16.5, which also places them 11th in the country.
- Pennsylvania has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Columbia (#81 vs #151).
- Pennsylvania beat Columbia by 2 points the last time they played (Feb 18, 2012).
- Pennsylvania has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Columbia ($53,064 vs $57,192).
- You get an A for effort, but Pennsylvania has emerged victorious against Columbia the last 3 times they've played.
- Pennsylvania has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Columbia ($17,787 vs $35,705).
- Jamal Lewis is ranked 4th in the Ivy League in steals.
- Fran Dougherty is ranked 5th in the Ivy League in rebounds and 4th in the Ivy League in blocks.
- Miles Cartwright is ranked 4th in the Ivy League in points and 5th in the Ivy League in assists.
- Pennsylvania takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Columbia (4 vs 0).
- The Pennsylvania scoring leader (Miles Cartwright) has more points than the Columbia scoring leader (Brian Barbour).
- People just expect us to beat you. Pennsylvania has been the favorite 28 out of the last 32 times.