Penn 85, Brown 55
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Penn’s Shawn Trice scored a season-high 16 points and grabbed a career high 16 rebounds to lead the Quakers to a 85-55 win over Brown and the Quaker’s third straight Ivy League title and an NCAA tournament bid.
Penn, which led from the opening minutes of the game, opened a 74-49 lead with a Trice driving layup with 3:36 to play and never let up.
Penn (20-5, 12-0 Ivy League) used an 11-2 run beginning with a layup by Trice with 15:07 to play and ending about 4 1/2 minutes later with a free throw by Eric Moore to take a 61-38 lead.
Trice hit two jumpshots and a spinning slam dunk during the run.
Five Penn players scored in double figures, including Jerome Allen and Eric Moore, with 14 points each, and Ira Bowman, with 13.
Brown (13-12, 8-5 Ivy League) opened the second half with a 6-2 run to pull to 44-32 with 17:31 to play.
Brown was led by Joel Koplik with 12 points.
The Quakers finished the first half with a 10-0 run to make it 42-26 at halftime. Allen scored eight points during the run to finish with 11 in the half.
Brown made only 11-of-32 shots (34.4 percent) in the first half.
The win gave Penn their 31st Ivy League title and extended a winning streak over Ivy League opponents to 41 games.
Penn has not lost to an Ivy League opponent since a 71-66 loss to Columbia on March 6, 1992.