ESTERO, Fla. -- AJ Brodeur scored 25 points, Max Rothschild added a career-high 22 and sharp-shooting Pennsylvania defeated Northern Illinois 93-80 on Monday in a first-round game at the Gulf Coast Showcase.
Caleb Wood added 16 points and Antonio Woods added 14 for the Quakers (3-2), who made 13 of 24 3-pointers and shot 59 percent overall. Woods and Wood had four triples and Brodeur had three. Rothschild went 8 of 10 from the field and grabbed 12 rebounds. Penn also had a 40-32 advantage on the boards and 24 assists and 35 baskets.
Eugene German led the Huskies (3-1) with 17 points. Dante Thorpe and Levi Bradley added 14 apiece and Anastasios Demogerontas had 13 off the bench.
Penn opened the game with eight quick points, turned that into a 17-3 run and then added eight more points to lead 25-6 with just over six minutes in. The Quakers made their first five shots and 11 of 16. Broadeur had 16 points and Wood had 13 at the half. Northern Illinois started 5 of 20 and trailed 49-32 at the break.
The Huskies shot 59 percent in the second half but never got the deficit to single digits as the Quakers also shot 59 percent.
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.