February 15, 2003

M. Basketball Falls to Penn in Battle of Unbeatens, 73-66

Feb. 15, 2003

Box Score

PHILADELPHIA Brown dropped its first Ivy game of the season as Penn came from behind to defeat the Bears, 73-66, in a battle of Ivy League unbeatens at the Palestra. Alai Nuualiitia led the Bears with 16 points on 7 of 8 shooting from the field.

Ugonna Onyekwe led all scorers with 21 points, completing the double double with 13 rebounds. Koko Archibong added 18 points for Penn (15-5, 7-0 Ivy), which won its eighth in a row. Alai Nuualiitia had 16 points, Earl Hunt 14 and Jason Forte a career-high 13 assists for Brown (12-10, 7-1), which had its nine-game winning streak snapped.

Brown led 66-61 with 4:56 remaining, but 3-pointers by Klatsky and Jeff Schiffner, plus a Schiffner free throw, gave the Quakers a 68-66 edge at the 1:33 mark.

After regaining possession, Klatsky connected from 22 feet for the clinching basket as the shot clock wound down.

Penn led 40-34 at halftime, but Brown rallied and moved ahead 53-51 on a 3-point shot by Hunt with 9:34 to play. The teams then battled evenly until a Forte free throw gave the Bruins a 66-61 lead.

Junior Patrick Powers added 13 points, hitting 5 of 7 shots from the field for the Bears.