Penn holds off Princeton 82-67
Monday, January 30, 2012
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Zack Rosen scored 28 points and dished a game-high five assists as Pennsylvania beat Princeton 82-67 Monday night, snapping a five-game losing streak in the series.
Rosen was 10 of 18 from the field and knocked down four 3-pointers.
Penn (11-9, 3-0 Ivy league) led 11-2 early in the first half and quickly pushed that lead to 34-18 following 3-pointers on four straight possessions.
Princeton (10-9, 1-2) cut the deficit to five, 46-41, in the second half behind seven straight points from Ian Hummer, but Rosen hit a 3-pointer and converted a three-point play to give the Quakers the lead for good.
The Tigers outshot Penn 57.8 percent (26 of 45) to 53.1 percent (26 of 49) but lost the battle of the boards 33-19.
The Quakers were 10 of 18 from 3-point range.
Hummer led Princeton with 21 points and has scored in double figures in 27 consecutive games.