The Quakers certainly have a flair for the dramatic. Penn won its second straight game in a 53-51 nail-biter over Dartmouth. It is their first back-to-back win since Feb. 17 of last season.
After Jack Eggleston missed the first free throw of a key one-and-one attempt with 16 seconds left, Dartmouth had an opportunity to win or tie the game on the last possession. After a missed three by Ronnie Dixon, an errant baseline jumper, and a failed putback, the Quakers escaped with the win.
Point guard Zack Rosen was in attack mode in the first half, scoring the team's first 11 points and finishing with 13 at the break. With 4:49 left, though, he was sent to the bench after picking up a second foul on a charge. Penn, however, received balanced scoring to end the half as the team shot at a blistering 66.7 percent rate.
In the second half, the defenses tightened up considerably. Penn threw out a number of combinations of zone and man to frustrate the Big Green, and both teams struggled from the field. Dartmouth shot 29.6 percent in the second half, while Penn only managed 27.3 percent on 22 attempts. In the end, free throws were key. Conor Turley emerged in the second half down low, and was a perfect 7-7 from the line.Comments powered by Disqus
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