Pennsylvania Quakers Preview
The Penn Quakers have victories over Alabama and Providence, and they battled two ranked teams — Arizona and Villanova — down to the final minutes. Now, they look for revenge against Princeton, which won last Saturday’s matchup in Philadelphia 78-64 when Penn uncharacteristically made just 3 of 23 shots from 3-point range.
The Quakers don’t play much defense, but they hang their hats on a potent offense that averages 78.1 points, drains 46.1 percent from the field and hits 10 threes per game. Freshman guard Jordan Dingle puts in 16.2 points per night, while two-time All-Ivy senior post AJ Brodeur (15.3) is one point away from 1,500 for his career.
Princeton Tigers Preview
The Princeton Tigers have won four of their past five games after opening the season 1-7, including an 0-5 start. But the Tigers have a veteran core and are picking up momentum, with their triumph over Penn last Saturday to start Ivy League play ranking as their best win of the season.
Princeton will be looking for more of the same from senior center Richmond Aririguzoh, junior guard Ryan Schwieger and sophomore point guard Jaelin Llewellyn, who combined for 60 of the team’s 78 points that night and typically join forces to score about 44 per game. Aririguzoh is a towering post presence who demands double teams and helps Princeton make 55 percent of its 2-point attempts.