Penn dumps CCSU 87-65 behind Wood's 25 PTs

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) Caleb Wood scored a career-high 25 points on 7-for-10 3-point shooting and Matt Howard finished with 21 on 8-for-10 shooting to lead Pennsylvania past Central Connecticut State 87-65 on Tuesday night.

Penn led 35-29 at halftime and opened the second half outscoring the Blue Devils 17-7. Wood hit a 3 with 15:04 to give the Quakers 52-36 lead that was never challenged.

Darnell Foreman later made a 3 and the lead mushroomed to 70-48.

The Quakers hit 14 of 31 from long range and shot 50 percent from the field.

With the score tied at 15 in the first half, Penn (1-1) used an 11-0 run collecting 3s from Jackson Donahue and Wood along the way.

Austin Nehls led Central Connecticut State (1-2) with 17 points and Khalen Cumberlander added 14. Tidell Pierre scored all 9 of his points from the free throw line on 11 attempts and collected 10 rebounds.