PRINCETON, N.J. — Sebastian Much sank two free throws to put Princeton up 68-65 with 6.5 seconds left in overtime and, when Penn missed twice as the time ran out, the Tigers captured the Ivy League opener on Saturday.
Thanks to the quirks of scheduling, the teams meet again at the Palestra next Saturday.
Richmond Aririguzoh led Princeton (8-5, 1-0) with a career-high 20 points and Myles Stephens notched his sixth career double-double with 11 points and 16 rebounds.
Penn trailed by eight in the final five minutes of regulation before a Devon Goodman 3-pointer capped an 11-2 run and they lead at 62-61 inside the final minute. Much made the second of a two-shot foul to tie with 39 seconds left and Princeton missed a last-second jumper, leading to overtime.
AJ Brodeur led the Quakers (10-5, 0-1) with 18 points and a career-best 15 rebounds. Goodman added 15 points, and Bryce Washington and Antonio Woods scored 11 each.
It was injury-depleted Penn's second-straight overtime loss, having fallen 76-74 to Monmouth on Monday.
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.