Penn vs. Brown: Full Game Preview

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Penn vs. Brown: Full Game Preview
Penn
(8-20, 3-13 away)
Brown
(12-14, 7-4 home)
Venue: Pizzitola Sports Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 08, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Penn F Dougherty 13.8 F Dougherty 8.1 M Cartwright 3.8
Brown M Sullivan 14.2 C Kuakumensah 7.5 S McGonagill 3.9

Brown hosts Pennsylvania at Pizzitola Sports Center on Friday. The game gets underway at 7 p.m. EST. The Bears lost to the Quakers 71-48 on Feb. 9 and are 1-8 against them over the last four years.

Pennsylvania is in fifth place in the conference and nipping at the heels of third-place Brown.

In a 61-58 win over Columbia on Mar. 2, Matt Sullivan put up 17 points and six steals for the Bears. He leads the team with 14.2 points per game and 1.8 steals per game. For the Quakers, Darien Nelson-Henry put up 18 points and 11 rebounds in the 75-72 win over Harvard on Mar. 2. He contributes 4.3 rebounds per game in addition to his 7.7 points per game.

Pennsylvania StatSmack

  • The Brown steals leader (Matt Sullivan, 47 steals) has more steals than the Pennsylvania steals leader (Jamal Lewis, 33 steals).
  • Tucker Halpern is ranked 6th in the Ivy League in three-pointers.
  • Matt Sullivan is ranked 3rd in the Ivy League in points, 7th in the Ivy League in three-pointers, and 3rd in the Ivy League in steals.
  • The Brown three-point leader (Sean McGonagill, 57 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Pennsylvania three-point leader (Patrick Lucas-Perry, 32 three-pointers).
  • The Brown scoring leader (Matt Sullivan, 369 points) has more points than the Pennsylvania scoring leader (Miles Cartwright, 362 points).
  • Brown is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Brown is 77.5 inches compared to 75.5 inches for Pennsylvania.
  • Brown is ranked higher than Pennsylvania in the Ivy League (No. 3 vs. No. 5).
  • Brown has a better record in close games than Pennsylvania this season (5-4 vs. 4-6).
  • Cedric Kuakumensah is ranked 1st in the Ivy League in rebounds and 43rd nationally in blocks.
  • The Brown rebounding leader (Cedric Kuakumensah, 196 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Pennsylvania rebounding leader (Darien Nelson-Henry, 111 rebounds).
  • The Brown blocks leader (Cedric Kuakumensah, 61 blocks) has more blocks than the Pennsylvania blocks leader (Darien Nelson-Henry, 24 blocks).
PENN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Fran Dougherty 26 13 7 1 1 1 2
C M. Cartwright 34 13 4 4 1 0 3
D+ Tony Hicks 23 10 2 2 1 0 2
D+ D. Nelson-Henry 18 8 4 1 1 1 2
D Henry Brooks 21 6 3 1 1 0 2
D Steve Rennard 23 4 2 2 1 0 1
D Jamal Lewis 22 3 2 2 1 0 2
D P. Lucas-Perry 15 5 1 1 0 0 0
D Greg Louis 14 4 3 0 0 0 1
D Dau Jok 13 4 2 0 0 0 0
D- Camryn Crocker 17 2 2 3 0 0 2
F Cameron Gunter 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
BROWN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Matt Sullivan 37 14 4 2 2 0 2
C+ Sean McGonagill 38 14 4 4 1 0 3
C Rafael Maia 27 11 7 1 1 0 2
C C. Kuakumensah 26 7 8 1 0 2 2
C- Tucker Halpern 30 9 3 1 1 0 1
D T. Ponticelli 21 3 3 2 0 0 1
D S. Albrecht 17 5 2 1 0 0 1
D- Joe Sharkey 13 1 2 1 0 0 1
D- Longi Yiljep 17 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Jon Schmidt 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
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