Penn squeezes past Dartmouth, 68-66

February 2, 2008 8:13:39 PM PST
Jack Eggleston scored a career-high 16 points and Penn held off a spirited Dartmouth rally to defeat Big Green 68-66 on Saturday night. Brian Grandieri added 10 points for the Quakers (7-12, 2-0 Ivy League), who are seeking their fourth straight Ivy League title.

Alex Barnett had 18 points and Michael Giovacchini scored 12 for Dartmouth (8-10, 1-3), which lost to Penn for the 22nd straight time.

Penn led 60-48 with 9:54 left to play before Giovacchini sparked a 16-3 run to give the Big Green a 64-63 lead. Penn moved ahead 67-64 before two free throws by DeVon Mosley cut the lead to 67-66.

Kevin Egee made one of two free throws for the Quakers with 12.5 seconds left and a difficult six-foot shot by Dartmouth's Elgin Fitzgerald rolled slowly around the rim several times before falling out at the buzzer.