Penn loses to Brown at home

February 15, 2008 7:29:10 PM PST
Mark McAndrew had 20 points and Brown used a hot second-half start in defeating Penn 66-61, the Quakers' first loss in 25 home Ivy League games.

Damon Huffman added 19 points for the Bears (13-8, 5-2), who won their fourth in a row.

Brian Grandieri had 20 points and Kevin Egee 15 for Penn (8-15, 3-3), which had won six straight over the visitors.

Brown hit its first 10 shots of the second half, including eight layups and two 3-pointers, and led 53-40 on a trey by Huffman with 13:32 to go.

The Bears then missed seven of their next eight shots as Grandieri led a Penn charge that helped the Quakers narrow the margin to 60-54 at the 1:52 mark. Brown, which made its last field goal at 7:52, hit enough free throws in the last 1:30 to secure the win.

The Bears jumped out to a 12-2 lead in the first four minutes of the game, led by Huffman, who scored 10 straight points, including two 3-point shots.

Penn is now 105-10 against Ivy League opponents at home since losing its opener to Princeton in the 1991-92 season.