PENN TOPS BROWN 79-74 AS NELSON-HENRY STARS

By the Associated Press

Darien Nelson-Henry (above) scored 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds as Penn beat Brown 79-74 last night at the Palestra.

Jackson Donahue added 16 points, Sam Jones scored 15 and Matt Howard 14 for Penn. Darnell Foreman finished with 11 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds — all of which at least tied career highs.

Tavon Blackmon made 1 of 2 free throws to pull Brown (7-16, 2-7 Ivy League) within one with 2:43 remaining.

Jones hit a 3-pointer and Foreman made 6 of 6 free-throw attempts during a 9-2 run that gave Penn (10-12, 4-4) a 78-71 lead with 28 seconds to go and the Quakers held on from there.

Freshman Obi Okolie scored a career-high 23 on 9-of-13 shooting for Brown. Cedric Kuakumensah had 14 points and 10 rebounds while Steven Spieth added 12 and nine.

Penn hit a season-high tying 12 3s on 27 attempts.

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