Philadelphia - Sophomore Steve Danley scored a career-best (22 points) for the second night in a row, leading the University of Pennsylvania men's basketball team over Brown, 83-60, Jan. 29 at The Palestra.
Joining Danley with double-digit numbers for the Quakers (9-7, 2-0 Ivy) were sophomore Ibrahim Jaaber(16) and senior Eric Osmundson (18).
The Bears (8-8-, 1-1 Ivy) took a quick 2-0 lead 12 seconds into the game, but it was the only lead Brown would see as Penn shot 76 percent in the first half and Danley went 7-for-7 from the field in the first 20 minutesto give theQuakers a commanding 44-23 lead heading into the locker room. At the 14:29 mark of the first stanza, Osmundson scored back-to-back three pointers, Jaaber added a trifecta of his own and sophomore Mark Zoller layed in a basket to give Penn a 21-7 lead on a 10-0 run. With 8:12 remaining in the half, Danley, who bettered his career high of 16 against Yale in the first half, rattled off eight-straight points and blocked a Marcus Becker jumper.
Brown came out of the locker room and scored five straight points to pull within 44-28. Back-to-back baskets with just over 13 minutes remainingcut the lead to 12 at 51-39, but solid shooting from Osmundson and Jaaber put the game away for the Red and Blue, who led by as many as 27.
Jason Forte,the leading scorer in theIvy League,was held scoreless in the first half, but connected on four field goals and six points from the foul line in the second stanza to lead the Bears with 15 points. Senior Tim Begley, who had nine points in the game, connected on two three pointers, tying him with Jeff Schiffner for second all-time in career trifectas at Penn with 220.
Penn shot 63.5 percent for the game and heldBrown to just 38.6 from the field. The Red and Blue also out rebounded their oppenents, 30-28.
Penn travels North to face Harvard and Dartmouth next weekend. The Quakers take on the Crimson on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in Cambridge, Mass. and travel to Hanover, N.H. on Feb. 5 for a 7 p.m. tip-off with the Big Green.