M. hoops in search of a win

The men’s basketball team is looking to snap a three-game skid on senior weekend against the Killer P’s after a four-game road trip.

“We play better at home than on the road,” Yale head coach James Jones said. “If we go out, the home crowd will give us a nice charge and the guys have something to play for.”

These final two home matches begin tonight at 7 p.m. at the Lee Amphitheater before the Elis face another set on the road next weekend. Of the Bulldogs’ final four opponents, they have lost to just Penn, giving the middle-of-the-pack Yale squad a shot at making a late-season break.

The Quakers will visit the Elm City first, with a pair of high-scoring guards in Tyler Bernaridini and Bryan Grandieri leading the way. The squad pulls down a lot of boards, but their 67.8 ppg average has slowed them — Penn is just one slot ahead of the fifth-place Elis in the conference standings.

Princeton endured a 12-point loss at home when the Bulldogs’ perennially spotty offense found its stride in the second half last time around. Princeton’s post players, Zach Finley and Kyle Koncz, gave the Elis some trouble, scoring 12 points apiece.

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