NCAAB Game Recap - Pennsylvania at Arizona
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:29 PM EST

Winth
70
Duke
83
F
W Ky
54
Lou
71
F
MD
80
Harv
73
F
UNC
78
Oreg
74
F
Mich
82
Gonz
64
F
UAB
58
KY
69
F
Morg
57
OhSt
90
F
TxTch
76
Crei
83
F(OT)
IaSt
76
Seton
84
F
Penn
82
Ariz
92
F
UtSt
73
StMar
81
F
FlaSt
60
Tenn
57
F
VACom
56
Purd
59
F
Marsh
67
Fla
73
F
JacSt
71
ChiSt
62
F
Eurek
60
NOrl
125
F
CAPoly
69
LIU
82
F
LongB
75
Wake
88
F
(N/A)
40
S UT
126
F
UMass
57
Rut
82
F
KTChr
42
Lib
88
F
Temp
65
TexAM
42
F
AlSt
56
Chat
74
F
(N/A)
57
IlSt
76
F
DeP
73
Minn
68
F
USC
79
Marq
101
F
Campbl
74
GaSo
84
F
TNSt
81
NFla
73
F
Prov
55
Charl
63
F
SIU-E
51
UCRiv
69
F
SEMO
75
SCla
87
F
PSU
85
Syr
64
F
N DA
78
FlGlf
63
F
HolyC
69
FlAtl
87
F
MD-ES
56
Del
75
F
(N/A)
47
Akr
64
F
Fairf
56
David
67
F
Denv
65
CS-Ful
62
F
Iowa
73
SDSU
83
F
AbCh
51
SMU
70
F
MOSt
58
LSU
73
F
UCF
78
Pepp
65
F
UCDav
73
Utah
77
F
Copp
62
Mont
69
F
UNCW
59
Bois
80
F
Alab
83
SoMis
68
F
Miss
37
OkSt
78
F
Gram
58
UCSB
67
F
Hamp
57
CSBak
70
F
Longw
51
Pacif
69
F
USF
75
HI
85
F

Nov 29, 2019, 11:29 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Pennsylvania (4-3)

33

49

82

(14) Arizona (8-0)

41

51

92

Mannion leads No. 14 Arizona to 92-82 victory over Penn
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:53 AM

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Nico Mannion is continuing to make his case as one of the nation’s top freshmen during the first month of the season.

The Arizona point guard scored a season-high 24 points as the 14th-ranked Wildcats advanced to the championship game of the Wooden Legacy with a 92-82 victory over Penn on Friday night.

“I was trying to be aggressive and make the right plays,” Mannion said. “We were playing well together and pushing the ball in transition.”

Arizona will face Wake Forest in Sunday’s title game. The Demon Deacons advanced with an 88-75 win over Long Beach State.

Mannion had the winning basket in Arizona’s victory over Pepperdine on Thursday night, when he hit a driving layup. He was 11 of 15 from the floor against Penn, including a pair of 3-pointers and six points in the paint. It is his third game this season with 20 or more points and second in the past three.

“He had a couple stretches tonight where the defense was at his mercy,” Arizona coach Sean Miller said.

Chase Jeter had 19 points for the Wildcats (8-0), who shot 58.6% from the floor. Zeke Ninaji added 16 points and seven rebounds, while Josh Green scored 14.

Penn (4-3) trailed by 17 during the second half but got back in it with nine 3-pointers down the stretch. The Quakers made 13 from beyond the arc, marking their third straight game in which they have made 11 or more.

The Wildcats had a 66-49 advantage with 11:47 remaining, but Penn made 3-pointers on eight of its next nine field goals and closed within four (82-78) on a pair of Brodeur free throws with 3:03 remaining.

Jordan Dingle led the Quakers with 27 points, including seven 3-pointers, and Ryan Betley added 20.

“We struggled in the first half, but the shots were wide open. In the second half we made them,” Penn coach Steve Donahue said.

Penn led for the first five minutes before Arizona scored 12 straight points to take a 21-13 lead with 11:28 remaining in the first half. The Wildcats extended their lead to 28-18 with 6 minutes left on a Jeter layup before the Quakers scored 13 of the next 15 points to go up 31-30.

Arizona would take a 41-33 lead at halftime with an 11-2 run over the final 2:19. Mannion keyed the rally with five points.

Penn trailed by eight at halftime, but closed within 43-40 on Devon Goodman’s layup before the Wildcats regained control with a 17-4 run. Ninaji scored 10 points during the spurt and Mannion supplied the other seven.

BIG PICTURE

Penn: AJ Brodeur had 11 points and has scored in double figures in 32 straight games, which is the fifth-longest streak in school history. The forward was a non-factor during the second half due to foul trouble. Brodeur though did finish with 10 assists, which is the most by a Penn player since Darnell Foreman had 10 in 2016.

“He’s never fouled out of a game, which is unusual because he is a post player who plays 30-40 minutes,” Donahue said.

Arizona: The Wildcats have allowed 26 3-pointers during their two games in Anaheim. Miller attributed some of it to playing Pepperdine and Penn but also lamented his defense for allowing too many open shots from the perimeter.

“There were segments in tonight’s game where we were far better than against Pepperdine, but we have to be able to sustain it. It is peaks and valleys right now,” Miller said.

UP NEXT

Penn: Take on Long Beach State in Sunday’s third-place game.

Arizona: Face Wake Forest in Sunday’s championship game.

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Leaders

Pennsylvania PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Jerome 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Dingle 27 0 3 2 0 0
Arizona PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Hazzard 0 0 0 1 0 0
N. Mannion 24 0 4 2 2 0

Team Comparison

Penn Ariz
Points For 82 92
Field Goals 27/60-45% 34/58-59%
Three Pointers 13/34-38% 6/13-46%
Free Throws 15/23-65% 18/21-86%
Offensive Rebounds 7 6
Defensive Rebounds 20 29
Rebounds 31 40
Blocks 1 2
Steals 2 6
Turnovers 9 8
Personal Fouls 19 19
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Ariz Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 29 Penn 82 @ Ariz 92 L. Monroe 2 S. Gettings 1

Game Information

Stadium: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California
Attendance: 2,605
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