PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Nick Robinson and Justin Watson hooked up on a pair of first-quarter touchdowns and Penn defeated Brown 17-7 on Saturday for its first Ivy League win this season.
The game was just 11 seconds old when Robinson passed to Watson open over the middle, The senior turned on the speed to race 80 yards untouched for a quick 7-0 lead after one play from scrimmage and the Penn (3-4, 1-3) career touchdown record.
Robinson threw a 20-yard strike to Watson in the end zone later in the opening quarter and the senior now holds the Penn record for career touchdown receptions with 29. He finished with 132 yards on eight catches and now has the Ivy League record with 17, 100-yard games. Brown's caught at least one touchdown pass in every game this season.
Nick Saslow added a 51-yard field goal, Penn's first at that distance since 1995.
Brown (2-5, 0-4) was held to 89 yards passing and 114 rushing.
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.
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.