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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Penn men’s basketball leads Brown, 46-34, at the half, in what has been a fast-paced affair. The Quakers (13-7, 1-3 Ivy) started the contest playing about as well as they could have, racing out to a 13-3 lead through the first four minutes of play.

Solid interior defense for Penn has turned into easy offense on the other end, as the Red and Blue have been able to get out and run in transition. The road Quakers have dished out 14 assists thus far, most have which have resulted in easy buckets down low or three-point baskets.

Freshman forward Michael Wang has been especially hot from deep, with all nine of his points coming from beyond the arc. Junior forward AJ Brodeur has also performed well on both sides of the ball, finishing the half with nine points and five rebounds, while also holding his counterpart Tamenang Choh to five points on 2-of-6 shooting. 

One bright spot for the Bears (13-7, 1-3) has been guard Desmond Cambridge, who has 13 points. Penn has guarded him closely on the perimeter, but the standout sophomore has made difficult shots, as he is known to do.

The Red and Blue have been clicking on all cylinders through 20 minutes, and another half like the first would put them in a great position to pick up their second consecutive Ivy League win.

Check back after the game for the full recap.