– Mark McAndrew tied for the game’s high-scoring honors with 20 points, thanks in large part to 8-for-10 free throw shooting, while Skrelja nearly notched a triple-double with nine points, eight assists, and seven rebounds.
– Penn’s Brian Grandieri tied McAndrew for game-high scoring honors with 20 points, while Kevin Egee had another good offensive night with 15 points.
– The result snapped a 24-game Ivy League home winning streak for Penn, with the last home loss coming to Princeton on March 9, 2004. It was in that same season that Miller’s Bears recorded a 78-74 win at The Palestra that bore quite a resemblance to this affair, with Penn climbing out of a deep early hole to come close but never take the lead.
– It was the Quakers who fared better from three-point range, knocking down 9 of 17 (52.9 percent) from long range, while the Bears were 6-for-17 (35.3 percent) on threes.
– Penn freshman Tyler Bernardini returned to action after missing three games due to a concussion, and was in the starting lineup. He played 27 minutes before fouling out, scoring six points — all from three-point range.
– The win was also of personal significance to current Brown coach Craig Robinson, as it was his first career victory at The Palestra. While at Princeton, his only win over Penn came in a game played at the Spectrum.
– Penn will welcome Yale to The Palestra on Saturday, February 16, for a 6:00 pm ET start, with the unconventional tip time caused by a television broadcast on ESPN Classic. Brown will travel up to Princeton, with that game starting at 7:30 pm ET.