CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball team fell at the University of Miami on Saturday afternoon, 74-62.
The Quakers fall to 1-1 with the loss, while the Hurricanes improve to 3-0 on the young season.
Penn will look back at this game with some regret. The Quakers had opportunities throughout the first half to gain control of the scoreboard, but their open looks refused to go down and instead the Hurricanes were up at the break 28-23.
The ‘Canes blew it open early in the second half. Miami’s aggressiveness and length began proving disruptive in the second half. Down just 32-29, the Quakers had several passes that were deflected or flat-out stolen and converted as easy layups at the other end during a 21-6 Hurricanes run that got the score to 53-35`. Penn ended the game with 21 turnovers.
*Freshman AJ Brodeur once again led Penn in scoring (16) and rebounds (8).
*Junior transfer Caleb Wood had his first double-figure scoring game wearing the Red and Blue as he finished with 11 points; he went 3-of-4 from beyond the arc.
*Junior Sam Jones, who missed the season opener at Robert Morris, played 11 minutes and finished with eight points including a pair of three-point baskets.
*Junior Darnell Foreman filled the box score with seven points, five rebounds, three assists, a blocked shot and a steal.
*Freshman Devon Goodman scored his first collegiate points late in Saturday's game.
Penn returns to action on Tuesday at Central Connecticut State, tipping off with the Blue Devils at 7 p.m.