By Harry Allison

Sam Jones scored a season-high 15 points, all on 3-pointers, Matt Howard (above) added 13 points with nine rebounds and Penn beat UCF 58-49 last night in Orlando.

A. J. Brodeur had 10 points, six rebounds and a career-high tying four blocked shots for the Quakers.

A 3-pointer by Jones gave Penn (4-5) a 42-32 lead with 12:21 to play. UCF twice trimmed its deficit to three – the second coming on a layup by Nathan Laing with 7:14 to play – but would get no closer, going 1 of 9 from the field and 2 of 7 from the free throw line from there.