Penn defeats Manhattan 75-72 at The Palestra to break a three game slide.
The Penn Quakers (3-4) have had a busy November slate with eight games on the schedule. The final game is tonight at The Palestra at 7 p.m. when they host the Manhattan Jaspers (3-3) out of the MAAC. Penn comes into the contest having dropped their last three games in a row. The Jaspers have lost their last two games.
Penn leads the all-time series 6-3. Manhattan took the last meeting between the teams 59-54 in 2010. The Jaspers have also won three of the last four in the series. Penn is 12-12 against current teams of the MAAC.
Penn is led by senior guard Zach Rosen who scores 21.6 points per game (12th nationally) and dishes out 5.7 assists per game (36th nationally). Rosen has already hit 27 three-pointers this season. Manhattan's leading scorer George Beamon (14.8 points per game) is questionable for the game tonight. Roberto Colonette and Michael Alvarado both average just under 10 points per game for the Jaspers and will have to make up for Beamon's output.
Here are the probable starters for the Quakers:
#0 Miles Cartwright G
#1 Zach Rosen G
#4 Tyler Bernardini G
#34 Rob Belcore F
#12 Fran Dougherty C
Here are the probable starters for the Jaspers:
#31 Michael Alvarado G
#50 Kidani Brutus G
#33 Donovan Kates G
#13 Emmy Andujar F
#22 Roberto Colonette F