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Tre Solomon opens game with 77-yard TD, Penn beats Harvard

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Tre Solomon opens game with 77-yard TD, Penn beats Harvard

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Tre Solomon ran for 181 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries, and Pennsylvania beat Harvard 23-6 on Saturday.

Solomon opened the game with a 77-yard touchdown, the longest rush of his career, and Justin Watson gave Penn a 17-3 lead early in the third.

Watson caught eight passes for 48 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown that came two plays after Conor O'Brien's 39-yard interception return. Watson set an Ivy League record with his ninth consecutive game with a receiving touchdown.

Will Fischer-Colbrie threw for 130 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for Penn (5-4, 3-3 Ivy). Jack Soslow kicked three field goals with a long of 40.

Joseph Viviano III and Jake Smith split time at quarterback for Harvard (5-4, 3-3). Smith was 8 of 15 for 81 yards, and Viviano threw for 109 yards with one interception.

Sam Jones' clutch 3s lead Penn to win over Dayton

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Sam Jones' clutch 3s lead Penn to win over Dayton

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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.

Penn holds off Lafayette to continue solid stretch

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Penn holds off Lafayette to continue solid stretch

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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.