ESTERO, Fla. — Max Rothschild had 16 points to lead five Pennsylvania players in double figures and the Quakers beat Missouri-Kansas City 68-65 on Tuesday night in the third-place game of the Gulf Coast Showcase.
Rothschild made 6 of 7 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds. Ryan Betley had 12 points, while Darnell Foreman, AJ Brodeur and Jackson Donahue scored 11 apiece for Penn (4-3). Donahue hit 3 of 4 from 3-point range and Foreman added eight rebounds and five assists.
Rothschild made back-to-back layups to cap an 11-2 run and give the Quakers a 56-41 lead with just fewer than nine minutes to play. UMKC scored the next 10 points and, later, used an 8-0 run to pull within three points with two minutes remaining on a 3-pointer by Isaiah Ross. The teams traded layups to make it 68-65 with 1:25 left but combined to miss the final four shots.
Robinson had 18 points and three steals, and Xavier Bishop scored 15 with five assists, for UMKC (2-5).
The Kangaroos missed their first five field-goal attempts as Penn, which never trailed, took a 10-0 lead.
DAYTON, Ohio — Sam Jones, who took all his shots from 3-point range, sank a pair of key 3s late in the game as Penn held off a surge by Dayton to defeat the Flyers 78-70 on Saturday.
Dayton had made a six-point push to draw within 62-61 on a John Crosby layup, prompting a Penn timeout with 4:30 remaining. After the huddle, Jones hit a clutch trey, and then another to make it 68-63. Penn made eight of 10 free throws down the stretch.
Jones scored a season-high 15 points, his first game in double figures this season, making 5 of 6 shots. Antonio Woods scored 17 to lead Penn (8-4), Ryan Betley added 14 and Darnell Foreman 12. The Quakers had 20 assists on 26 made baskets led by AJ Brodeur with seven.
Dayton (4-5) cut the gap to 74-68 on a Crosby 3-pointer with one minute left, but the Flyers missed four times from distance in the last 48 seconds. Josh Cunningham scored 21 points with eight rebounds, while Crosby added 15 points for Dayton.
EASTON, Pa. -- Ryan Betley scored 16 points, A.J. Brodeur added 15 and Pennsylvania held off Lafayette 73-68 on Wednesday night.
Penn led 70-59 on a Caleb Wood layup with 2:55 to play but the Leopards charged back. Justin Jaworski started the charge with a 3-pointer and his layup with 22 seconds to go made it 70-68. The Quakers missed two shots, then had a turnover and missed the front end of a one-and-one.
Betley made two free throws to end the drought with 21.4 seconds remaining and from there the Leopards missed three straight 3-pointers.
Penn (7-4) led 33-24 at the half as Brodeur scored 10.
Matt Klinewski had 18 points for Lafayette (1-7) and Jaworski added 16.