NEW YORK — AJ Brodeur scored 24 points and Devon Goodman added 19 and Pennsylvania held on to beat Columbia 72-70 on Saturday night for its first league win this season.
Bryce Washington's 3 with 3:21 left gave the Quakers a 70-66 lead. Gabe Stefanini sandwiched a pair of layups between two free throws by Goodman and Penn (13-7, 1-3) led 72-70 with 58 seconds remaining.
The Quakers called two timeouts after Stefanini's last basket to set their offense, but Antonio Woods missed a tightly contested layup with 30 seconds left and the Lions grabbed the rebound. Columbia cleared out and put the ball in Stefanini's hands. From the left side he drove right and drew a screen. A Penn defender rotated to cover Stefanini, and though he got the defender off his feet with a ball fake, he was forced to fade away to get off a clean shot off which bounced off the rim.
Stefanini finished with 27 points and Quinton Adlesh scored 15 for Columbia (6-12, 1-3).
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Bryce Aiken had 19 points as Harvard beat Penn 66-58 in the Ivy League tournament semifinals on Saturday.
Noah Kirkwood had 12 points for Harvard (18-10). Kale Catchings added nine rebounds.
AJ Brodeur had 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Quakers (19-12). Devon Goodman added 11 points.
Devon Goodman, AJ Brodeur and Jake Silpe scored all but five of Penn's points as the Quakers completed their first weekend sweep of the Ivy League season, defeating Brown 58-51 on Saturday night in the Palestra to claim the final berth in the league tournament.
Penn (19-11, 7-7) is defending champion in the Ivy League Tournament but needed to beat Brown in order to return. The Quakers scored eight unanswered points to open the second half, breaking a 27-27 halftime tie, and led the rest of the way.
Brodeur scored two layups, Goodman and Max Rothschild added the other baskets in the game-changing burst.
Rothschild scored just two points but added seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. Penn had a dozen steals as Brown committed 22 turnovers, resulting in 21 points for Penn.
Desmond Cambridge led the Bears (19-11, 7-7) with 13 points. Joshua Howard and Tamenang Choh scored 10 apiece and Choh had nine rebounds.
Brown was 17 of 50 shooting to Penn's 24 of 60.
Penn defeat Yale 77-66 on Friday night.