PHILADELPHIA CREAM – The University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball team is looking to stay in contention for their 27th Ivy League regular season title and #IvyMadness seed this weekend. The Quakers make the long trip north to Dartmouth to take on the Big Green on a Saturday matinee at Leede Arena.
MATCH 26 – PENN (12-13, 9-3 Ivy League) at DARTMOUTH (7-16, 4-8)
Saturday February 16, 2022 | 2 p.m.
Leede Arena | Hannover, NH
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Penn Game Notes | Dartmouth Game Notes
Quaker Audio Network (QAN)
Again this season, Penn fans can listen to most Penn men’s basketball games through the Quaker Audio Network, a free Internet audio streaming service. Matt Leon will be on the play-by-play call for Saturday’s game in Hanover, with former director of basketball operations Brad Fadem offering analysis. To access the Quaker Audio Network, simply type www.pennathletics.com/audio on your computer or device.
Ivy title still in play
Penn enters the weekend one game behind Yale (10-2) and Princeton (9-2) in the loss column. The Tigers have a round trip to Harvard this weekend, Friday at Jersey and Sunday at Cambridge, while Yale is at Cornell. Next Saturday, Penn and Princeton meet at The Palestra while Yale hosts Brown.
#IvyMadness Bid won
Penn landed an offer for Ivy Madness, which takes place March 12-13 at Harvard’s Lavietes Pavilion. The Quakers are with Yale and Princeton. Four teams enter the weekend still in contention for fourth place: Harvard (5-6), Cornell (5-7), Dartmouth (4-8) and Brown (4-8).
The Penn-Dartmouth Series
• The Quakers hold a 157-63 lead over Big Green in the all-time series.
• Penn won the first meeting this season, 78-68 at the Palestra in Philadelphia on 15 January. Five different players have scored in double figures for the Quakers, led by Max Martz and jelani williams who had 13 each.
• Penn and Dartmouth split the series in 2019-20, with the Big Green taking a 66-59 decision in Hanover to end Penn’s five-game winning streak in the series.
• Penn is just 2-5 at Leede Arena in his last seven trips, with wins coming in 2018-19 and 2017-18.
Weekly Ivy Honors for Slajchert
Second year Clark Slajchert– who will play his older brother, Wes, today – was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the third time this season on Monday after scoring 34 points at Yale (team-high 18) and Brown ( 16). He punctuated the weekend by scoring the winning field goal against the Bears with 0.4 seconds left in an 89-88 win.
Penn MBB by the numbers
1 • Player in program history who played in four 30-point Ivy League games in the same season: second year Jordan Dingle.
1 • Until last weekend, Penn player who started every game this season: Fifth-year senior co-captain jelani williams; quite an achievement, considering that when Williams started the season opener at Florida State, it was his first game in 1,789 days, dating back to his senior year at Sidwell Friends when he tore an ACL before Christmas. . He hopes to join the roster in time for Ivy Madness.
2.24 • Junior Michael Moshkovitz assist-to-turnover ratio in Ivy League play (38/17), highest among Ivy players who average at least three assists per game.
5 • 30 point games per Dingle this season; Penn’s last player with five 30-point games in the same season was the great Ernie Beck, who played five such games as a senior in 1952-53 and six such games as a junior in 1951- 52.
5.7 • Points-per-game difference between Ivy League games (8.5) and non-conference games (2.8) for freshmen (and the Quakers’ only Granite Stater) george smith.
7 • Total number of points scored per freshman Nick Spinoso in 11 appearances since Nov. 23 at Towson, before dropping 11 points last Friday at Yale.
8 • Three point baskets by Dingle two weeks ago against Harvard (on just 10 attempts); he tied the second-best total in a game in program history, most recently by Tyler Bernardini twice during the 2010–11 season.
9 • Penn players who have at least one double-digit game in the Ivy League are playing this season; in total this season, 11 different Quakers have double-digit play.
11 • Different starting formations used by Penn so far this season; only 10 NCAA Division 1 schools have had more.
16.3 • Second year by Clark Slajchert points-per-game average over Penn’s last three games (15 at Harvard, 18 at Yale, 16 at Brown); in the Quakers’ last 11 contests, he has nine double-digit games, one nine-point game and one eight-point game.
15 • Years since Penn had swept a series of Harvard seasons, something the Quakers completed Feb. 12 at The Palestra; the Quakers’ 78-74 victory at Cambridge on January 28 was their first since 2012.
15.2 • Second year by Max Martz average points per game over his last five appearances; the second – who missed Penn’s home win over Harvard due to COVID protocols – shoots 62.1% from the field in his last nine appearances (46-74), including 74.4% on two-man shots dots (32-43).
20.1 • Dinglethe overall points-per-game average at the start of the weekend, leading among Ivy players; Dingle has hit double figures in 21 of 24 games in 2021-22 and nine points in each of the other three.
20.3 • DingleThe league’s points-per-game average going into the weekend is the highest among Ivy players.
23 • Junior co-captain rebounds Lucas Monroe over the last three games (7 against Harvard, 7 at Yale, 9 at Brown).
25.4 • Dingleaverage points per game over Penn’s last seven games.
47 • Years since a Penn player had consecutive 30-point games, like Dingle made against Yale and Harvard on January 22 and 28 (making him the first player in program history with consecutive 30-point Ivy League games); Keven McDonald scored 35 points against Tennessee, then 32 a day later against Ohio State at the 1975 Sugar Bowl Classic.
49 • Three-point baskets by junior Jonah Charles so far this season, against just five two-pointers.