Men's Basketball Downs Keiser in Exhibition, 84-66

Penn-Keiser Box Score (PDF)

PHILADELPHIA - In an open exhibition at The Palestra, the University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball team got 26 points from sophomore Jackson Donahue and a double-double from freshman AJ Brodeur in defeating Keiser University, 84-66.

Keiser came to town with former Villanova head coach – and, before that, a Penn assistant coach -- Rollie Massimino as its head coach. The NAIA program went 30-5 last year and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament quarterfinal round.

Matt MacDonald added 13 points and dished out a team-high six assists, while Caleb Wood scored 10 points. Brodeur also added three steals and two blocked shots, and Jackson hit seven of the Quakers’ nine three-pointers.

It was a 20-2 run just past the midway point of the first half that gave Penn the cushion it would not relinquish. Up 21-19, MacDonald knocked down a pair of free throws and then Donahue and senior Matt Howard drilled back-to-back three-point baskets. MacDonald punctuated the run with another jumper to make it 31-19.

Deion McClenton ended the run with a layup for Keiser, but Penn scored the next 10 points. Max Rothschild had four of them while Brodeur, MacDonald and Donahue had two each. It made the score 41-21 with just under two minutes left in the half, and the Quakers took a 49-30 lead into the locker room.

Keiser showed life early in the second half, using a 10-2 opening to make the score 51-40. Penn settled down, however, as Brodeur got a pair of buckets in the paint and Donahue knocked down another trey. That made it 58-40, and Keiser never got closer than 12 after that.

Keiser was led by Philly native Stanley Whittaker, who had 18 points, and Andrija Sarenac, who hit five three-pointers en route to 17 points. Whittaker also dished off four assists and had five steals. McClenton finished with a double-double (11 points and 10 rebounds), while Stefan Zecevic also had 11 points