Sixers’ Jimmy Butler drives on Heat’s RodneyMcGruder Thursday (Matt Slocum)
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The Friday Quickie Quiz & Single Digits

Butler plus-minus; JVR record

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

FRIDAY’S QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> On Saturday, Penn will host Cornell and star guard Matt Morgan, who is second in career scoring in Ivy League history with 2,212 points . . . Who is the record-holder with 2,503?

(Answer Below)

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FRIDAY’S SINGLE DIGITS

>>> After topping Miami Thursday, the Sixers are 48-7 (.855) in their last 55 games at the Wells Fargo Center.

>>> The Sixers are now 25-12 when Jimmy Butler plays. That record breaks down this way in regards to his plus/minus for each conest:
24-3 -- Butler has a positive plus-minus;
1-9 --- Butler has a negative plus-minus.

>>> The Flyers’ James van Riemsdk will be playing in his sixth Outdoor NHL game Saturday (his third with the Flyers; he had three with Toronto), tying four Blackhawks for the most ever (Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Jonathan Toews).

>>> On Sunday, when Villanova led St. John’s by 19 points in the first half and lost, it was the largest lead the Wildcats had given up in a defeat since they let a 39-19 first-half advantage disappear against Notre Dame on Feb. 19, 2012. The dropped that one, 74-70, in overtime.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Princeton’s Bill Bradley is the Ivy League’s all-time leading scorer despite playing just three seasons (1962-63 through 1964-65).

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