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Penn 77, Temple 70: Quakers clinch share of Big 5 championship

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Penn 77, Temple 70: Quakers clinch share of Big 5 championship

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AJ Brodeur scored 16 points with seven rebounds and five assists on Saturday and Penn beat Temple 77-70 to clinch a share of Philadelphia's famed Big 5 title.

It was also the last time for the Quakers to see their all-time winningest coach Fran Dunphy. Dunphy spent 17 years at Penn and is in his 13th and last season at Temple.

Devon Goodman scored 15 points for Penn (11-6) and Jakub Mijakowski added 14, all in the first half when the Quakers opened a 35-25 lead. Mijakowski was 4 for 4 from the field, all 3-pointers, and made both his free throws.

Ernest Aflakpui scored 21 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds for Temple (14-4), which had won 11-straight in the series. Penn's last win over Temple was in Dunphy's first season with the Owls.

Penn is 3-0, clinching a share of its 13th Big 5 title, its first since 2001-02. The Quakers face Saint Joseph's next weekend. Villanova finished 3-1 in the all-Philadelphia round-robin and Temple 2-2.

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Penn dumps highly-favored Providence behind Ryan Betley

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Penn dumps highly-favored Providence behind Ryan Betley

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Ryan Betley scored 22 points and AJ Brodeur scored 17 with 10 rebounds and underdog Pennsylvania stunned Providence 81-75 on Saturday.

Prior to Saturday, the last time the Quakers (3-2) beat Providence was 66-65 on Jan. 25, 1975 in Providence.

Providence (4-2) led for a scant 1:59 of this one. Eddie Scott's 3-pointer with 17-minutes left in the first half gave Penn a 5-4 lead and they never trailed again. Penn went to the break with a 47-30 lead after shooting 19 of 33 (57.6%), including 7 of 14 3-pointers.

After the break, Nate Wilson's layup made it 58-52 with 8:51 left, but Providence wouldn't get closer until the end. Jordan Dingle's layup with 66 seconds to go put Penn up 77-64.

Maliek White led Providence with 20 points and Alpha Diallo scored 16.

The Friars entered the game with a 6-3 all-time mark against Penn. Before Saturday, Providence had won the last four games between the two, including an 89-52 win in the most recent matchup on Nov. 18, 2004 in Providence. The Friars' record against Ivy League schools is 132-50.

Penn falls on the road at Lafayette

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Penn falls on the road at Lafayette

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EASTON, Pa. — Justin Jaworski scored 20 points and Isaac Suffren scored a career-high 19 points off the bench and Lafayette beat Pennsylvania 86-75 on Tuesday night.

Kyle Stout's 3-pointer with 16:54 remaining put the Leopards (3-2) ahead 51-49 and they never trailed again. His basket started a 15-6 run that Penn (2-2) never recovered from.

Jaworski made 4 of 6 3s and distributed six assists. Myles Cherry scored 13 points and Tyrone Perry 12.

Devon Goodman led Penn with 15 points, AJ Brodeur scored 14 points with 10 rebounds and distributed eight assists. Bryce Washington scored 12.

Lafayette plays Fairleigh Dickinson at home on Sunday. Penn plays Providence on the road on Saturday.