Penn Capsule

Nickname: Quakers                        Coach: Glen Miller
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania     Record at Pennsylvania: 22-8
Conference: Ivy League                   Career record: 210-165
Overall Record: 22-8
Conference Record and Finish: 13-1, 1st

Seed, Region and Bid: 14, South, Automatic
Total NCAA Tournament Bids: 23
NCAA Tournament Record: 13-24 (.351)
Final Four Appearances: 1 (1979)
NCAA Tournament Championships: 0
Best NCAA Tournament Finish: NATIONAL SEMIFINALIST (1979)

Final ESPN/USA Today ranking: NR
Final Associated Press ranking: NR
Final Ratings Percentage Index: 89

Record vs. teams in the field: 0-2

F -- Mark Zoller (6-7, 225, Sr. -- 18.2 ppg, 7.5 rpg)
F -- Steve Danley (6-8, 215, Sr. -- 9.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg)
G -- Ibrahim Jaaber (6-2, 170, Sr. -- 15.9 ppg, 4.4 apg)
G -- Brian Grandieri (6-4, 190, Jr. -- 12.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg)
G -- Tommy McMahon (6-7, 210, So. -- 5.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg)

Key Reserves:
G -- Michael Kach (6-4, 195, Jr. -- 4.0 ppg, 1.8 rpg)
G -- Darren Smith (6-4, 200, Fr. -- 4.3 ppg, 0.7 apg)

(statistics before NCAA Tournament)

OUTLOOK: Although longtime coach Fran Dunphy left the team last
spring to succeed Hall of Famer John Chaney at Temple, the
Quakers continued their roost atop of the Ivy League with a
third straight regular-season title.  Bringing in coach Glen
Miller from Brown, Penn was able to deal with the transition
quite easily behind four returning starters including Jaaber,
the reigning Ivy League Player of the Year.  The senior guard
can do just about everything, creating a shot from anywhere
while also being a lock-down defender on the other side.
However, he has struggled with his shot, shooting 31 percent
(33-of-108) on 3-pointers.  Zoller helped pick up his teammate,
raising his scoring average more than five points from the
previous season.  A first-round loser in the NCAAs each of the
previous two seasons, the Quakers are not expected to end that
slump anytime soon, losing by a combined 56 points in their two
meetings against ranked teams during the regular season - Syracuse
and North Carolina.

NEXT GAME: Thursday vs. (3) Texas A&M at Lexington, Kentucky