Ryan Betley scored a career-high 22 points on 5 for 10 shooting from three-point range and Matt Howard finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds and Penn defeated Cornell, 82-63, on Sunday for its second-straight win.
Penn (8-12, 2-6 Ivy League) built a 20-5 lead and was never challenged. Cornell shot 5 for 23 (21.7 percent) in the first half and committed 15 turnovers. The Quakers shot 16 for 29 (55 percent) before the break and led 42-14 at halftime.
The Quakers collected 14 steals and outscored Cornell (6-17, 2-6) 34-22 in the paint. Penn's bench outscored Cornell's by a 26-2 margin. AJ Brodeur scored 15 points on 7-for-10 shooting, and Devon Goodman had 13 points before fouling out.
Robert Hatter led the Big Red with 22 points, Stone Gettings had 21 points, seven rebounds, and five assists, and Matt Morgan had 12 points for Cornell.
Penn State looked like a bona fide National Championship contender in its blowout win over Michigan on Saturday (see story).
That said, the Nittany Lions remained one spot behind unanimous No. 1 Alabama, who beat Tennessee Saturday, at No. 2. In fact, the top eight teams remain the same from last week's poll, meaning that No. 3 Georgia, No. 4 TCU and No. 5 Wisconsin round out the top five.
With their statement win over the Wolverines, the Nittany Lions knocked Michigan, previously No. 19, entirely out of the Top 25.
Penn State faces its highest ranked opponent of the season on Saturday, when the Nittany Lions travel to Columbus, Ohio, to play No. 6 Ohio State.
For this week's full AP poll, click here.
Kurt Rawlings connected with Christopher Williams-Lopez for a 4-yard touchdown with 4:11 remaining in the game and Yale rallied for a 24-19 victory over Pennsylvania on Saturday.
Rawlings threw for 199 yards and two scores for the Bulldogs (5-1, 2-1 Ivy League), who won at Penn (2-4, 0-3) for the first time since 2007. Yale's Zane Dudek carried 12 times for 103 yards and a score.
The Quakers, who trailed 18-10 at the half, recovered a pair of fumbles in the fourth quarter to take a 19-18 lead. The first turnover led to Jack Soslow's 44-yard field goal and the second resulted in a 2-yard TD run by Tre Solomon. But Rawlings led the Bulldogs on an 11-play, 80-yard drive for the winning score.
Penn senior Justin Watson caught 10 passes for 120 yards and a 23-yard touchdown reception. It was an Ivy League record 16th career game with at least 100 yards receiving and he tied a school record with a TD catch in his sixth straight game. His 27 career scores ties the school record.