Penn 59, UMBC 45
Zach Rosen scored 26 points to carry Pennsylvania to a 59-45 win
over Maryland-Baltimore County in the season opener for both teams
on Friday night.
Rosen was 10 of 16 from the field including 4 of 6 from 3-point
range. Without Rosen’s sharp-shooting, the Quakers made only 11of
35 field goal attempts and were 2 of 12 from behind the arc. Tyler
Bernardini was the only other Penn player in double figures with 10
The Quakers’ defense made the difference, forcing 20 turnovers
and holding the Retrievers without a 3-point field goal on 11
attempts. The Retrievers shot only 33.3 percent from the field (16
of 48) for the game.
Leading 28-25 at halftime, Penn opened the second half with a
9-0 run as the lead grew to 37-25.
Chase Plummer led the Retrievers with 15 points, but was only 5
of 14 from the field.