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.
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.
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.