Feb. 3, 2006
Philadelphia, PA - Junior guard Ibrahim Jaaber scored 18 points and junior forward Steve Danley added 14 points to lead first place Penn to a 68-51 Ivy League win over Brown at the Palestra.
The win lifts the Quakers to 11-6 overall, 3-0 in the Ivy League, while Brown falls to 6-12, 2-3 in Ivy play.
Brown trailed 15-12 with 6;45 left in the first half when Penn took over the game, outscoring the Bears, 18-3, for the remainder of the half to build a 33-15 lead at the half. Jaaber made the difference for the Quakers, scoring seven of his nine first half points in the spurt. Penn held the Bears to 27 percent (6 of 22) shooting in the half, while out-rebounding Brown by a 21-11 margin.
The Quakers came out strong again in the second half and led by as many as 29 points with 7:53 left in the game.
The Bears were led by sophomore forward Mark MacDonald, who scored a team high 13 points. Sophomore Keenan Jeppesen turned in a strong performance with 11 points and nine rebounds, while freshman Scott Friske added 10 points and six rebounds for the Bears.
The Bears played without its lone senior, Luke Ruscoe, who was sidelined for the second straight game with an ankle injury.
Sophomore Brian Grandiere also scored in double figures for Penn with 11 points, While junior Mark Zoeller scored six points and pulled down a game high 10 rebounds.
Brown will look to get back on the winning track on the road tonight against Princeton. The Bears have won two of the last three over the Tigers at Princeton. Game time at Jadwin Gymnasium is 7:30 p.m.