Providence, R.I. - Ryan Bentley scored 16 of his career high 30 points in the opening half to enable Penn to come away with a 99-93 Ivy League win over Brown and clinch a share of the Ivy League Championship. Freshman Tamenang Choh (Lowell, MA) paced the Bears with a career high 23 points.
Trailing by as many as 22 points in the second half, 71-49, Brown made a late run at the Quakers, and closed to within seven points, 92-85, on a short jump shot by Brandon Anderson (Mahwah, NJ) with 44 seconds left. A long trey by senior Jason Massey (Cooper City, FL) cut Penn's lead to 97-93 with 1.9 seconds left on the clock.
The Quakers' converted 9-of-10 free throws in the final minute to keep the Bears at bay.
Choh continued his strong end-of-season play with a career high 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field, while grabbing a team high nine rebounds. He also handed out a career high five assists.
Bears' sophomore guard Brandon Anderson (Mahwah, NJ) scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half, and converted 13-of-13 free throws. Freshman Desmond Cambridge (Nashville, TN) also scored in double figures with 16 points for the Bears.
It was Senior Day for Massey, Brown's lone senior, who was honored in pre-game ceremonies. Massey finished with seven points
Bentley did most of his scoring from beyond the 3-point arc, connecting on 6-of-9 treys and 10-of-14 field goals overall. Quakers' guard Caleb Wood scored 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field, while Darnell Foreman chipped in with 16 points.
The Quakers shot 56-percent from beyond the three-point arc (11-of-18), while holding Brown to just 32-percent (7-of-22) shooting.
Penn led from the 16:57 mark of the opening half on a trey by Bentley and extended its lead to as many as 18 points in the first half, 46-28 with 1:25 left on a trey by Wood. The Quakers held a 47-31 lead at intermission.
Brown came out of the locker room with four straight points, two by Obi Okolie (Ajax, Ontario) and two by Choh, to trail 47-35, but Penn Quickly countered with an 11-5 run to build a 58-40 advantage.