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Men's Basketball Defeated by Penn, 67-59, in Big 5 Clash
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  01/25/2005

Jan. 25, 2005

Box Score

By DAN GELSTON
AP Sports Writer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Tim Begley scored 16 points and Mark Zoller and Ibrahim Jaaber each had 13 to lead Penn to a 67-59 win over Saint Joseph's on Tuesday night at the Palestra.

Steve Danley capped the emotional win with a big dunk in the final minute, sending the Penn student section into a frenzy and putting an exclamation point on the Quakers' first win over the Hawks in three years.

The Quakers (7-7) snapped St. Joe's 10-game Big 5 winning streak, dating back to Feb. 2, 2002. Penn improved to 2-2 this year in the city series.

Pat Carroll scored 17 points and Chet Stachitas added 13 for the Hawks (8-8). After starting January with four straight wins, St. Joe's has lost two of three and are 1-1 in the Big 5.

The Hawks used a couple of mini-runs in the second half to get back into the game after Penn seemed poised to turn it into a rout early. Hawks' forward Robert Ferguson continued to look like more of a reliable option off the bench, scoring six points in 13-2 run to cut Penn's lead to 60-56.

Saint Joe's Dwayne Jones missed three of four free throws, costing SJU a chance to pull within one, and Penn held on for a win on its home court.

Penn led by 17 in the first half before the Hawks pulled within six in the opening minutes of the second on a Stachitas 3-pointer. But Begley answered with his own three and Danley sank all three free throws after he was fouled on a 3-point attempt to key a 13-5 run and push the lead to 14.

Hawks' coach Phil Martelli was whistled for a technical, allowing Begley to sink two free throws to give Penn a 54-41 lead.

Penn went 6-for-15 from 3-point range and outrebounded the Hawks 40-35. The Quakers also scored 11 points off nine Hawks turnovers.

Penn hit four 3-pointers while racing to a 30-13 lead to open the game. The Quakers hot shooting leveled off, though, and they went the last 3:55 of the half without a field goal. Stachitas scored seven points in a 13-5 run and St. Joe's closed to 35-26 at halftime.