Albany, N.Y. - The University of Pennsylvania men's basketball team snapped a five-game skid with a 89-62 win overSiena Jan. 15 at Pespi Arena. Three Quakers scored in double figures as the Red and Blue shot 58.2 percent from the field.
Sophomore Mark Zoller led the way for the Red and Blue (5-7)with 18 points, followed by senior Eric Osmundson who had 17 points on 4-for-6 shooting frombeyond the arc.Senior Tim Begley added 11 points and tied a career-high in assists with nine.
Osmundson started the Quakers off on a 9-2 run, scoring seven of those points to open the contest. Osmundson had 13 of his 17 points before the first media time out. With 12:30 remaining in the first half, the Red and Blue held a 20-point lead, the largest of the first half. Penn continued to dominate in the second stanza. After Al Fisher nailed a jump shot to pull within 48-34, the Quakers went on a 12-3 run to take a commanding 60-37 lead.
The loss was the worst for the Saints at home since a 91-58 loss to Iona during the 1996-97 campaign.
Penn travels to Lafayette on Jan. 18 for a 7 p.m. tip-off with the Leopards.