By Mary Cunningham
Brandon Anderson scored 21 points, Steven Spieth added and Brown got its first Ivy League victory with an 82-70 win over Penn last night at the Palestra.
Brown (10-8, 1-1) led 36-31 at halftime, but Penn cut it to 62-60 with 7:43 left to play before the Bears’ defense clamped down. Penn missed its next seven shots, and J. R. Hobbie’s 3-pointer for the Bears capped an 11-2 run and gave Brown a 73-62 lead with 2:14 left.
Penn (6-8, 0-3) wouldn’t get any closer the rest of the way.
The Bears shot 24 of 26 from the free-throw line, including 10-of-11 and 6-of-6 efforts from Anderson and Spieth, respectively.
Matt Howard (above) led the Quakers with 20 points, Darnell Foreman added 19 and A. J. Brodeur 12.
Spieth is the younger brother of PGA Tour golfer and two-time major winner Jordan Spieth.