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Penn beats Princeton in Ivy League opener

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Penn beats Princeton in Ivy League opener

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Ryan Betley scored 21 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead five players in double-figure scoring as Penn beat Princeton 76-70 in an Ivy League opener on Saturday.

Betley was 8 of 11 including three from distance for the Quakers (10-5). Antonio Woods added 13 points and four rebounds, AJ Brodeur had 12 points and eight rebounds, Darnell Foreman had 11 points and Max Rothschild added 10 points with six rebounds and five assists.

Betley scored 19 points in the first half, helping to lift Penn to a 36-27 lead at the break.

The Quakers led throughout the second half. Princeton cut it to 72-70 with 50 seconds to play but Brodeur sank a jumper after that and Woods drained a pair of free throws to secure the win.

Devin Cannady led the Tigers (7-8) with 21 points. Amir Bell added 12.

Freshman Taylor Funk stars in St. Joe's win over Princeton

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Freshman Taylor Funk stars in St. Joe's win over Princeton

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Freshman Taylor Funk hit five 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 23 points to lead Saint Joseph's to a 71-58 win over Princeton on Saturday night.

Funk made 7 of 8 from the field and hit 4 of 4 from the free throw line. James Demery had 13 points, Shavar Newkirk scored 11 and Anthony Longpre' added 10 points for Saint Joe's (2-1).

Funk made back-to-back 3-pointers and had 10 points during a 14-2 run that gave the Hawks a 59-50 lead with six minutes to go. Mike LeBlanc hit a 3 to pull Princeton within seven points with 3:37 left, but Funk answered with a 3-pointer and Saint Joe's led by double figures the rest of the way.

Devin Cannady led Princeton (0-3) with 22 points, including six 3-pointers. Amir Bell added 15 points and Myles Stephens had 13 with eight rebounds.

Funk has back-to-back 20-plus point games and has 61 points through his first three games, the second most in school history behind Bernard Blunt's 67 points in the 1990-91 season.

The Tigers led for all but 90 seconds in the first half, but hit just 3-of-15 second-half 3-pointers.

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.