PRINCETON — Penn managed to check a lot of boxes on its list Tuesday night in what has been its personal house of horrors, Jadwin Gym.
Winning at Jadwin for the first time in nine years: check.
First season sweep of Princeton since 2008: check.
Matching its total of Ivy League victories for all of 2016-17: check.
The Quakers placed five players in double figures, including 21 points from Darnell Foreman and 17 points, all in the second half, from AJ Brodeur, to defeat the Tigers, 82-65, and improve their Ivy record to 6-0.
In gaining its first victory here since Feb. 17, 2009, the Quakers (16-6) enjoyed an incredibly efficient final 20 minutes, hitting 15 of 16 shots from inside the arc with Brodeur going 8 for 8. What was a two-point lead in the first three minutes of the half turned into what would become a 21-point advantage.
Penn also limited the Tigers (11-10, 3-3) to 37.9 percent shooting in the second half. Princeton also went just 2 of 16 from three-point range in the final 28 minutes of the game.
“One of the things I wrote on [the board] was to make sure we attack, then have poise and then have toughness,” Penn coach Steve Donahue said. “I thought we did that on offense, and then we had very few blown assignments on defense.”
Ryan Betley added 14 points, Caleb Wood 12 and Antonio Woods 10 for Penn. The Quakers, who shot 53.6 percent for the game, also got eight points, five rebounds and six assists from center Max Rothschild.
Myles Stephens led Princeton with 20 points and 12 rebounds. However, the Quakers held Devin Cannady, the Ivy’s No. 3 scorer with an 18.5-point average, to just eight points on 2-of-8 shooting.
Brodeur, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, missed both of his first-half shots and went into the locker room frustrated. But with his teammates finding him time after time in the second half, he personally led a pair of 9-0 runs with nine points that put Penn up by 15, 62-47, with 10 minutes to play.
“My teammates and my coaches have so much confidence in me,” he said. “They see I go 0 for 2 in the first half and they’re still telling me, ‘Find your spots, take your shots. If you’re within five feet there’s not much you can do that’s a bad shot.’ So I took that to heart and I think I was able to get my confidence back.”
After the final buzzer, the Quakers left the court hollering like kids being let out for recess. For Foreman, a senior, his only win here was a big one.
“Everybody knows we had that on our shoulders,” he said, “and that just served as a chip that we’re just holding on to, that keeps us motivated.”
Hawks clipped early in loss at Davidson
DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Saint Joseph’s has lost five straight games. This was the ugliest.
Peyton Aldridge scored 32 points with five 3-pointers and had nine rebounds and four assists to lead Davidson past Saint Joseph’s 91-62 on Tuesday night.
Davidson jumped out to a 51-28 lead at halftime — with 29 points from Aldridge. His 3-point play in the opening seconds of the second half capped his scoring and he subbed out to a standing ovation after 31 minutes. He finished 13 of 22 from the field, including 5 of 11 from behind the arc.
Shavar Newkirk paced Saint Joseph’s (9-14, 4-7) with 16 points. The Hawks’ next game is Saturday against visiting UMass (11-13, 4-7).
Kellan Grady added 15 points and KiShawn Pritchett 12 for Davidson (13-9, 8-3 Atlantic 10). After back-to-back 20-point outings, Grady was named the conference rookie of the week on Monday for the fourth time this season.
Davidson entered leading the nation in assist-turnover ratio (1.77). The Wildcats also rank high in free-throw percentage (7th/78.0) and 3-pointers per game (10th/11.0). Davidson finished with 27 assists, 11 turnovers and 20 three-pointers, but only hit 20 of 39 free throws.