Men’s basketball kicks off Big 5 Road Set on Saturday at Temple


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PHILADELPHIA CREAM – The University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball continues its run in the Big 5 on Saturday, making the short trip to North Broad to face Temple. The match will start at 4 p.m. and will be televised nationwide via ESPNU.

Saturday’s game is the first of three back-to-back road games, the first time in program history that the Quakers will play three Big 5 games away from The Palestra.

GAME 11 – PENN (3-7, 0-1 Big 5) at TEMPLE (4-3, 1-0)
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.
Liacouras Center | Philadelphia cream

Watch on ESPNU ($) | Listen (QAN) | Live statistics
Penn’s Play Notes | Temple Play Notes

Quaker Audio Network (QAN)

Again this season, Penn fans can stream most of Penn’s men’s basketball games through the Quaker Audio Network, a free internet audio streaming service. Matt Leon will participate in the Liacouras Center play-by-play call on Saturday, with Penn Athletics Hall of Fame member Stan Pawlak providing analysis. To access the Quaker Audio Network, simply type www.pennathletics.com/audio on your computer or device.

The Penn Temple Series

* The Quakers and Owls meet for the 70th time in men’s basketball, with Temple having a 48-21 lead in the series.

* Penn has won the last two clashes, a 77-70 decision at the Liacouras Center in January 2019, then a 66-59 victory at The Palestra in January 2020.

* Prior to that, the last time the Quakers had won back-to-back wins were the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons. The last time Penn had three straight wins against Temple? That was four decades ago, the Quakers won four in a row from 1979 to 1982.

* Penn is 29-55 against programs currently playing in the American Athletic Conference, with the other wins coming against SMU (3), Tulane (3) and UCF (2).

Penn MBB in numbers
5 • Games in which Penn has a double-digit three-point basket total (13 against Villanova; 11 against George Mason, Lafayette and Old Dominion; 10 at Bucknell); overall, the Quakers have 98 treys in ten games so far this season.

6 • 20 point games per second year Jordan dingle already this season — 23 at Florida State, 20 at George Mason, 24 at Bucknell, 31 against Utah State, 21 at Towson, 21 against Villanova — surpassing his freshman total in 2019-2020.

13 • Rebounds provided by the second Max Martz Last Sunday in Arkansas, his first double-digit game on the Penn chess boards.

14 • Points scored by juniors Lucas monroe last Sunday, a career record; he then set a season record with three assists on Wednesday against Villanova.

15 • Penn’s 19-player roster includes players from 12 different states, the District of Columbia, and two foreign countries (China and Israel).

19.7 • DingleThe average points per game so far this season is the best among Ivy League players.

25 • Points scored by the second Clark slajchert in Sunday’s loss to Arkansas, nearly double his previous season / career record (13 to Bucknell).

30 • Three-point baskets per junior Jonas charles so far this season; he only has four two-point baskets.

95.2 • Percentage of free throw by Slajchert this season (20-21), leading among Ivy League players; he took his first 16 free kicks to start the season, missed his first last Sunday in Arkansas, and then made his next four.

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