Cornell at Penn basketball preview

Darnell Foreman, center, of Penn points to his teams bench as drew a foul to clinch their 76-70 victory over Princeton at the Palestra on Jan 6, 2018.

Cornell (6-7, 0-0 Ivy League) at Penn (10-5, 1-0)

Friday, 8 p.m., at the Palestra

TV: None.

Radio: 88.5 WXPN-FM


Coaches: Steve Donahue, 3rd season at Penn (34-37); Brian Earl, 2nd season at Cornell (14-28).

Series: Penn leads, 154-74, and has won the last nine meetings.

Last meeting: The Quakers withstood a 36-point performance by Matt Morgan and defeated the Big Red, 69-66, Feb. 24, 2017, at Ithaca, N.Y. Ryan Betley led Penn with 21.

The latest: The Quakers are scoring 79.2 points per game, best in the Ivy, and lead the league in field-goal percentage defense (41.7 percent), rebound margin (plus 2.5) and turnover margin (plus 1.4). … Senior point guard Darnell Foreman has a 2.2 assist-to-turnover ratio, second in the Ivy. … Donahue was Cornell’s head coach for 10 seasons, from 2000 through 2010. … Cornell’s Morgan, a 6-foot-2 junior, is fourth in the nation in scoring with a 24.9-point average. He also shoots 50.9 percent from the field, 39.6 percent from three-point range and 82.5 percent at the line. … Junior forward Steve Julian leads the Ivy in rebounding (6.9 per game) and blocked shots (1.9).

Camera icon CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer
A.J. Brodeur, right, of Penn shoots a 3-pointer against Princeton during the 1st half at the Palestra on Jan 6, 2018.

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