By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It is the final non-league game of the regular season on Saturday night for the Penn Quakers as they welcome the New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders to the Palestra.
The Quakers are 3-11 and looking to get on track after a Big 5 loss last time out to St. Joe’s on Saturday, 85-68.
“We’ve been working on a lot of stuff all week,” Penn senior guard Miles Jackson-Cartwright tells KYW Newsradio. “We are really excited about this opportunity to play again at home. Just to play well in front of our fans going into Ivy League play.”
This will also be the final non-league game of Jackson-Cartwright’s career. It is a career that has seen him score 1,231 points (23rd all-time in Penn history) and dish out 301 assists (10th all-time in Penn history) to this point. He was a second-team All-Ivy selection as a junior and is averaging 11 points a game this season.
“It doesn’t mean anything to me unless we win,” Jackson-Cartwright says. “That’s the only thing that’s important to me. What really separates the greats who played here is wins and losses and I can’t consider myself a good, or even a great player without having a championship. So all the records that I have accomplished, I’m blessed and honored to have accomplished so far. But I really want a championship and that’s my main goal.”