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Penn beats Princeton with dramatic final drive

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Penn beats Princeton with dramatic final drive

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Will Fischer-Colbrie threw a touchdown pass with just over a minute to play that made the difference as Penn beat Princeton 38-35 on Saturday.

The Quakers (4-4, 2-3 Ivy League) trailed 35-31 when Fischer-Colbrie capped an 80-yard drive with a 15-yard scoring pass to Justin Watson with 1:12 left to play. The Tigers (5-3, 2-3) got within field goal range on their final possession but Tavish Rice missed a 31-yard attempt.

Fischer-Colbrie finished with 202 yards and two touchdowns passing. Watson had 124 yards and two scores receiving and Abe Willows ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns.

Penn led 17-7 at halftime and Fischer-Colbrie's 36-yard throw to Watson pushed it to 24-7 early in the third. Princeton responded with two touchdown passes by Chad Kanoff and two scoring runs by Charlie Volker to take a 35-31 lead with 4:26 remaining.

Kanoff had 351 yards and three touchdown passes for Princeton.

Penn beats Missouri-Kansas City in 3rd-place game at Gulf Coast Showcase

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Penn beats Missouri-Kansas City in 3rd-place game at Gulf Coast Showcase

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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.

Penn slowed by Towson in semifinals of Gulf Coast Classic

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Penn slowed by Towson in semifinals of Gulf Coast Classic

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ESTERO, Fla. -- Mike Morsell scored 18 points and led four players into double figure scoring as Towson edged Penn, 79-71, to advance to the championship game of the Gulf Coast Classic tournament Tuesday night.

The Tigers will face George Southern in the championship game Wednesday night.

The victory was the 100th career win at Towson for coach Pat Skerry, who becomes the third coach in school history with 100 wins.

Towson (4-1) shot 24 of 52 from the field, including 7 of 16 from long range, and converted 24 of 37 attempts from the free throw line. Zane Martin added 13 points and Eddie Keith II contributed 12.

Penn (3-3), led by Ryan Betley's 25 points, shot 28 of 58 (48.3 percent) from the field and knocked down 6 of 18 shots from long range, but managed just 14 free throw attempts. Darnell Foreman had 16 points for the Quakers.