Men's Basketball Knocks Off Princeton, 60-47

Box Score

PRINCETON, N.J. - The Penn men's basketball team pulled away down the stretch to gain a 60-47 victory over rival Princeton Tuesday night at Jadwin Gym.

With the win, the Quakers finished the season 13-18 overall and clinched third place outright in the Ivy League with an 8-6 mark. Princeton fell to 6-23, 3-11 Ivy.

Penn won for the fourth-straight time in this rivalry, and took a 121-97 lead in the overall series. The Quakers have won 12 of the last 14 meetings between these two programs.

Jack Eggleston led the way with 15 points, while Tyler Bernardini scored 11 -- all in the second half -- and Brian Grandieri contributed 10 points, eight rebounds, two assists and three steals in his final Penn outing.

Princeton cut a seven-point Penn lead to just two with just eight minutes left when Kevin Steuerer knocked down a three-pointer, but the Quakers held the Tigers without a field goal for nearly seven minutes and went on a 10-1 run to make the score 54-43 with less than two minutes to go.

The streak was keyed by Bernardini, who sandwiched a pair of three-pointers around an Eggleston layup. Later on, Harrison Gaines got to the hoop for a layup and made the score 54-43 with just over four minutes remaining. Both teams went cold for a stretch after that, but that only worked to the Quakers' advantage.

Princeton finally scored four points in a 30-second span to make the score 54-47, but Penn hit its free throws down the stretch and gained the victory.

Penn gained an early advantage in the first half, going on a 7-0 run to take a 17-10 lead thanks to five consecutive points from Eggleston. Princeton recovered, though, and brought a sparse Jadwin crowd to life with a 12-2 stretch that was punctuated by Kyle Koncz's three-pointer with 4:26 left before the break.

Penn ended the half with an 8-1 run, though, as Grandieri scored four points late to give the Quakers a 29-25 halftime advantage.

Princeton was led by Zach Finley, who had 13 points and three rebounds. Jason Briggs recorded 10 points and eight rebounds, while Noah Savage finished with 10 points and six boards.