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Penn football falls to Columbia in OT

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Penn football falls to Columbia in OT

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NEW YORK — Josh Wainwright caught 10 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns, including a 24-yarder from Anders Hill in overtime, and Columbia defeated Pennsylvania 34-31 on Saturday for its best start since 1996.

The Lions (5-0, 2-0 Ivy) knocked off the defending Ivy League champions for the first time in 21 tries and snapped an 11-game home skid against the Quakers (2-3, 0-2). The Lions are assured of no worse than a .500 record after winning just five games in its last four seasons.

Penn appeared to be in control after Nick Miller's 25-yard interception return gave the Quakers a 21-7 lead in the third quarter. But the Lions rallied for three TDs in the fourth to take a 28-21 lead. Josh Bean started the Columbia scoring with a 1-yard plunge. Hill hit Wainwright for a 59-yard score to knot the score at 21 and then connected with Rory Schlageter from 7 yards out for the go-ahead score.

The Quakers sent the game to overtime on Will Fischer-Colbrie's 17-yard scoring strike to Justin Watson with 1:21 left. Penn got the ball first in OT, but settled for a 41-yard field goal. The Lions faced a third-and-9 when Hill hooked up with Wainwright for the game-winner.

Hill finished with 258 yards on 21-of-33 passing with three TDs and an interception.

Fischer-Colbrie completed 14 of 25 passes for 186 yards and a score. He threw two interceptions.

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.