BALTIMORE (AP) - 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 points.
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.