Bulldogs Host Penn
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - After a rare Saturday off, the Bulldogs are back in action on Sunday, hosting Penn at 1 p.m. It's Youth Day at Lee Amphitheater so there will be a post-game autograph session with the players, face painting and a raffle.
Here are some more notes on the game:
- The Bulldogs are coming off a 71-52 loss to first-place Princeton on Friday. The Tigers shot 59.1 percent from the field and 56.5 percent from three-point range. The Bulldogs entered the game leading the Ivy League in three-point field goal percentage defense.
- Sam Downey was 3-of-5 from the field, scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds in Friday's game. Over the last seven games, Downey is shooting 72.7 percent (40-of-55) from the field. He is second in the Ivy League in field goal percentage (.563) and third in rebounding (6.7 rpg.).
- Jordan Bruner is second in the Ivy League with 45 blocked shots.
- Miye Oni, a five-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week selection, is the fourth leading freshman scorer in the league at 12.9 ppg. and the second leading freshman rebounder at 6.5 rpg. Oni has reached double figures in scoring in four of the last five games. He paced the Bulldogs with 12 points on Friday.
- Alex Copeland may be the most improved player in the Ivy League this season. After appearing in 13 games off the bench and averaging only 4.6 minutes last year, Copeland has played in 21 games this season, averages 25.5 minutes and is second on the team in scoring at 12.5 ppg.
- Anthony Dallier learned only a week before the start of the season that he would assume the starting point guard role. Dallier was forced into the role when Makai Mason was lost for the season with an injury suffered in the closed scrimmage with Boston University. Dallier has thrived at point guard. He is second in the league in assists, averaging 4.3 per game. He also has shown the ability to score when necessary. He had a career-high 30 points in the home win over Brown.
- Yale continues to lead the Ivy League in field goal percentage (.471), rebounding margin (+3.9), offensive rebounds (10.2 per game) and assists (16.0 per game).
- Yale held Princeton without an offensive rebound in Friday's game.
- The Bulldogs have led the Ivy League in rebounding margin in each of the last five seasons.
- The Bulldogs have won five straight games at home and nine straight overall against Penn. Earlier this season at the Palestra, Miye Oni scored all 18 of his points in the second half as Yale broke open a close game on its way to a 68-60 victory. The Bulldogs limited the Quakers to 35 percent shooting from the field and held them to 28 points in the second half.
- Yale is trying to avoid being swept in an Ivy League home weekend for the first time since Harvard and Dartmouth did it in the final weekend of the 2013-14 season.
- The Bulldogs, who have dropped two straight, haven't lost three straight Ivy League games since late in the 2007-08 season.
Report filed by Tim Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity