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Penn loses second straight overtime game, squandering late lead against Columbia

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Penn loses second straight overtime game, squandering late lead against Columbia

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Gabe Stefanini had 20 points and 10 assists — the final assist resulting in a game-winning basket by Maka Ellis — as Columbia narrowly beat Penn 79-77 in overtime on Friday night.

Ellis sneaked under the Columbia basket to take the inbounds pass and score with 0.4 seconds left.

Ellis's basket capped a comeback from a 77-72 deficit with 1:23 remaining.

Stefanini scored in the paint to tie the game at 72-all with 33.2 seconds left in regulation and send it into overtime.

Ellis had 14 points for Columbia (7-16, 2-7 Ivy League), which ended its six-game losing streak. Patrick Tape added 14 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Quinton Adlesh had six rebounds for the visitors.

Antonio Woods had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Quakers (15-10, 3-6). Jake Silpe added 14 points and six rebounds. AJ Brodeur had 13 points and seven assists.

The Lions leveled the season series against the Quakers with the win. Penn defeated Columbia 72-70 on Feb. 2. Columbia faces Princeton on the road on Saturday. Penn faces Cornell at home on Saturday.

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.