By Annie Ross
Ryan Betley popped for six 3-pointers and 23 points, AJ Brodeur added 21 and Penn remained in first place in the Ivy League with a 79-71 victory over Cornell.
Cornell was within five with a minute to go but 7-of-12 shooting from the free-throw line, including five from Betley, was enough for Penn.
Betley made consecutive 3-pointers and Antonio Woods added another for a 40-33 lead with 15:58 left. Darnell Foreman’s 3-pointer gave Penn the game’s first double-digit lead with 10:27 remaining and another Betley 3 its largest lead of 13 with five minutes left.
Caleb Wood added three 3s and 13 points for theQuakers (19-7, 9-1), who shot 52 percent and made 11 of 25 from the arc.
Terrance McBride scored 14 points, Jack Gordon and Matt Morgan 12 each and Stone Gettings 11 for the Big Red (10-13, 4-6), who shot 50 percent but just 6 of 21 on 3-pointers. Morgan, the nation’s eighth-leading scorer coming in at 23.1 points per game, was 0 for 8 from the arc.