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Penn has its title stolen away ... for now

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Penn has its title stolen away ... for now

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Azar Swain's steal set up an inbounds pass with three seconds left and Miye Oni fed Paul Atkinson for the game-winning basket with 0.3 seconds left to help Yale beat league-leading Pennsylvania 80-79 on Friday night.

The Quakers (21-8, 11-2 Ivy League) held the lead for the final 10-plus minutes except when the Bulldogs (15-14, 8-5) pulled in front in the final second. Penn, which could have clinched a share of the Ivy League title with a win, was unable to get a shot in the time remaining. Harvard beat Cornell on Friday night and pulled even with Penn in the standings with one game remaining.

The Quakers had a three-point lead twice in the final 11 seconds and fouled Oni each time to send him to foul line rather than allow a 3-point attempt. Oni made all four free throws, the second trip to the line making it 79-78 with 3.6 seconds left. On the ensuing inbounds play, Swain caused a turnover by Max Rothschild, setting up Yale's side out and Oni and Atkinson's game-winning combo.

Oni had 23 points and 12 rebounds and Trey Phills led the Bulldogs with 24 points. Atkinson scored 17.

Darnell Foreman and Caleb Wood scored 21 each to lead the Quakers.

Penn triumphs in battle of Ivy League's best

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Penn triumphs in battle of Ivy League's best

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AJ Brodeur had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Pennsylvania beat Harvard 74-71 on Saturday night in a battle between the top two Ivy League teams.

Penn (21-7, 11-1 Ivy League) concludes league play next week traveling to Yale and Brown. Harvard (15-12, 10-2) hosts Cornell and Columbia.

Ryan Betley made four 3-pointers and scored 16 points for the Quakers. Darnell Foreman, who grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds in Friday's victory over Dartmouth, finished with 14 points and five assists but without a rebound. Caleb Wood chipped in 10 points.

Seth Towns scored 22 points and Corey Johnson had 14 to lead Harvard.

Towns rattled in a long 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 50 seconds remaining to pull Harvard to 67-65. Wood answered a 3 in front of the Penn bench. Penn made 3 of 4 free throws, but Harvard stayed close with a 3-pointer from Towns and another from Johnson with 3.1 seconds left.

Betley then split a pair of free throws, and Towns' desperation 3-pointer hit the top of the backboard to end it.

Penn scored 22 points off 14 Harvard turnovers.

Penn rout sets up Ivy League showdown

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Penn rout sets up Ivy League showdown

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Ryan Betley and Caleb Wood scored 12 points apiece, and Pennsylvania routed cold-shooting Dartmouth 74-46 on Friday night.

Penn (20-7, 10-1 Ivy League) has won three straight, remains atop the league standings and faces Harvard (10-1) on Saturday. Dartmouth (6-18, 2-9) has lost two of its last three games.

Betley made three 3-poiners and Wood was 5 of 9 from the floor. Max Rothschild added 11 points and Darnell Foreman had 11 of Penn's 46 rebounds.

Dartmouth shot 19 of 57 (33 percent) from the field and missed all 18 of its 3-point attempts. Chris Knight scored 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting for the Big Green.

The Quakers closed the first half on a 14-4 run for a 39-19 advantage and cruised from there. Betley scored six points, and Wood and Devon Goodman each made a 3-pointer during the stretch.