Ivy League Roundup: Penn outclasses Princeton

Penn 82 Princeton 65

Ivy League games are mostly on Fridays and Saturdays, but a key contest took place on Tuesday night in Princeton between travel partners and traditional rivals. First place Pennsylvania remained undefeated (6-0) in a victory over the Tigers, one of the league’s pre-season favorites. Princeton lost for the second time in four nights on its home floor.

The score was 82-65 and Penn led virtually all the way. It was the first road game for the Quakers in 59 days and the Quakers became the last team in the country to play a conference game away from home.

Princeton is now 3-3 including two losses to Penn, which swept the season series, having won at home, 76-70, on Jan.6th. There is a reasonable chance they will meet again in the Ivy League tournament which will take place at the Palestra.

AJ Brodeur scored 17 points for Penn, all in the second half, which started with his team ahead 40-35. Darnell Foreman led the way with 21. It was the 239th time those two rivals have faced each other. But tonight was the first time Penn has won in Tigertown since 2009.

Penn put it away making 11 of its first 16 shots in the second half when it shot 67 percent.

Myles Stephens of Princeton led his team with 20 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double.

The attractive matchup at Jadwin Gymnasium drew only 2,115.

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