Friday, February 7, 2014

Ithaca Journal Previews Cornell at Ps


FRIDAY: Cornell (1-17 overall, 0-4 Ivy League) at Pennsylvania (4-13, 1-2)

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: The Palestra (8,722), Philadelphia

RADIO: HITS (103.3)


SERIES: Penn leads, 146-74

LAST MEETING: The Quakers defeated the Big Red, 79-71, on Feb. 22, 2013 at Newman Arena to earn a split of their season series.

LEADERS: For Cornell, so. G Nolan Cressler (16.3 ppg., 4.6 rpg.), jr. G Devin Cherry (11.6 ppg., 3.1 apg.), sr. F Dwight Tarwater (6.0 ppg., 5.9 rpg.). For Penn, so. G Tony Hicks (14.8 ppg.), sr. G Miles Jackson-Cartwright (11.8 ppg.), sr. F Fran Dougherty (11.7 ppg., 7.0 rpg.).

FAST FACTS: Cornell has won eight of the past 12 meetings with the Quakers after losing 18 in a row in the rivalry. ... Cornell is looking to snap a pair of long losing streaks — 10 consecutive road defeats in the league, and 13 consecutive road defeats overall. ... Cornell’s Cherry and Cressler both made the weekly Ivy League honor roll; Cressler averaged 22.5 points and Cherry averaged 16 in losses at Brown and Yale.

SATURDAY: Cornell at Princeton (12-5, 0-3 entering Friday’s game with Columbia), 7 p.m., Jadwin Gym, Princeton, N.J.

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