Ray Salnave scored 17 points, including tough, back-to-back drives in the waning seconds and Monmouth defeated Penn 76-74 in overtime Monday to break a 14-game losing streak that stretched back to last season.
Penn and Monmouth, who played a four-overtime game last season, fought through 24 ties and 13 lead changes with the score knotted 72-72 in the final minute of OT Monday before Salnave took over.
After a Penn turnover on a loose-ball scramble gave Monmouth (1-12) possession with 1:02 remaining in OT, Salnave worked the shot clock down to six before driving from the wing against AJ Brodeur, beat him to the post and scored on a pretty reverse scoop.
Brodeur scored on a drive on the other end to tie at 74 with 13.2 seconds remaining. He was fouled but the potential go-ahead free throw clanged off the front iron with Monmouth's Diago Quinn grabbing the rebound.
Salnave drove down the right side of the paint and lofted a runner in traffic for the win. Penn (10-4) had 2.3 seconds to respond but Antonio Woods heave from just inside half court bounced off the back of the rim.
Quinn led the Hawks with 19 points and 14 boards. Brodeur scored 20 and Woods 19 for Penn.
Each team missed a potential winning shot as regulation ended at 67-67.
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.