Men's basketball capsules



Alumni Hall, Fairfield, Friday, 7 p.m. EST

RECORDS: Quinnipiac (12-15, 7-10); Fairfield (11-16, 7-9)

BOTTOM LINE: Quinnipiac goes for the season sweep over Fairfield after winning the previous matchup in Hamden. The teams last met on Jan. 24, when the Bobcats outshot Fairfield from the field 44.8 percent to 38.8 percent and hit eight more 3-pointers en route to a 14-point victory.

STEPPING UP: The Bobcats have been led by Rich Kelly and Kevin Marfo. Kelly is averaging 16.7 points and 4.5 assists while Marfo is accounting for 10.3 points and 13.1 rebounds per contest. The Stags have been anchored by juniors Taj Benning and Jesus Cruz. Benning has accounted for 10.1 points and 4.5 rebounds while Cruz has averaged 10.7 points per outing.

OFFENSIVE THREAT: Kelly has either made or assisted on 43 percent of all Quinnipiac field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has accounted for 22 field goals and 11 assists in those games.

WINLESS WHEN: The Bobcats are 0-9 when they allow at least 75 points and 12-6 when they hold opponents to anything below 75. The Stags are 0-11 when allowing 64 or more points and 11-5 on the season, otherwise.

UNBEATEN WHEN: Quinnipiac is a perfect 7-0 when it holds an opponent to 64 points or fewer. The Bobcats are 5-15 when opponents score more than 64.

LONG-RANGE THREAT: The Quinnipiac offense has made an average of 10.2 3-pointers per game, the fourth-most in Division I. Fairfield has only averaged 4.6 3-pointers per game (ranked 260th, nationally).



John J. Lee Amphitheater, New Haven, Friday, 7 p.m.

RECORDS: Penn (13-10, 5-5); Yale (20-6, 8-2)

BOTTOM LINE: Penn goes for the season sweep over Yale after winning the previous matchup in Philadelphia. The teams last played on Feb. 15, when the Quakers outshot Yale from the field 42.4 percent to 36.1 percent and recorded six fewer turnovers on the way to a 69-61 victory.

STEPPING UP: Yale’s Paul Atkinson has averaged 17.5 points and 7.5 rebounds while Jordan Bruner has put up 11.3 points and 9.1 rebounds. For the Quakers, AJ Brodeur has averaged 16.5 points, nine rebounds and 4.7 assists while Devon Goodman has put up 13.6 points.

STEPPING IT UP: The Bulldogs have scored 78.7 points per game against conference opponents thus far, an improvement from the 72.6 per game they recorded in non-conference play.

FUELING THE OFFENSE: Brodeur has had his hand in 43 percent of all Penn field goals over the last five games. The senior forward has 28 field goals and 24 assists in those games.

ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Quakers have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Bulldogs. Yale has an assist on 40 of 83 field goals (48.2 percent) across its past three games while Penn has assists on 37 of 73 field goals (50.7 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW?: Yale is ranked first among Ivy League teams with an average of 77.2 points per game.

— Associated Press