Penn-Yale preview: Quakers closing in on Ivy League title

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Penn’s AJ Brodeur battling with La Salle’s Tony Washington (right) in the teams’ November meeting.

Penn (21-7, 11-1 Ivy League) at Yale (14-14, 7-5)

Friday, 7 p.m.  Payne Whitney Gymnasium, New Haven, Conn.

TV: None.

Radio: None.

Livestream: Ivy League Network.

Audio: WXPN.org.

Coaches: Penn, Steve Donahue (3rd season, 45-39; overall, 245-253); Yale, James Jones (18th season, 286-264).

Series: Penn leads, 148-79.

Last meeting: Caleb Wood had 14 points and seven rebounds off the bench as Penn defeating visiting Yale, 59-50 on Feb. 3 at the Palestra

The latest: Yale clinched a berth in the Ivy League tournament with Saturday’s 83-73 win at Columbia. The Bulldogs are locked in as the third seed in the four-team tournament. … Yale sophomore guard Miye Oni was named Ivy League player of the week. In the win over Columbia, Oni scored 24 of his game-high 26 points in the second half and also totaled nine rebounds and eight assists. He recorded 11 points and four rebounds in the previous night’s win over Cornell. … Oni is averaging a team-high 15.1 points. … Penn needs to win one of its final two games this weekend to clinch at least a share of its 26th Ivy League title. The Quakers will play at Brown on Saturday. … The Quakers are one game up on Harvard after beating the Crimson, 74-71, on Saturday, avenging their only Ivy League loss two weeks earlier. … Penn is third nationally in three-point field-goal percentage defense, allowing teams to shoot 29.4 percent from beyond the arc. … Sophomore guard Ryan Betley averages 14.4 points, and sophomore forward AJ Brodeur averages 12.4 points and 7.0 rebounds.

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