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Penn tops Saint Joseph's 78-70 to win Big 5 championship

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Freshman Bryce Washington had career highs of 23 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double and AJ Brodeur added 20 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots to help Pennsylvania win the Big 5 championship with a 78-70 victory over Saint Joseph's on Saturday night.

Pennsylvania finished 4-0 against the Philadelphia schools, previously beating Villanova, La Salle and Drexel, to claim its first Big 5 title since 1993-94. The win also gives the Quakers (12-6) a 12-4 nonconference record, their best effort since going 13-3 in 2001-02. Jake Silpe came off the bench to score 13.

Brodeur and Washington had nine points apiece in the first half to guide Penn to a 35-31 lead at intermission. The Hawks (9-11) missed all 10 of their 3-point tries and finished 3 of 24 for the game (12.5 percent).

Charlie Brown Jr. hit a jumper to pull Saint Joseph's within 67-64 with 2:44 remaining, but Washington answered with a 3-pointer and Silpe hit a 3-pointer and added three free throws to help the Quakers prevail.

Brown paced the Hawks with 27 points and 12 rebounds, but he sank just 1 of 8 from beyond the arc.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Shooting foul on Markell Lodge 3:51
+ 2 Devon Goodman made layup 3:51
  Defensive rebound by Michael Wang 3:54
  Chris Clover missed layup, blocked by AJ Brodeur 3:56
  Defensive rebound by Markell Lodge 4:03
  AJ Brodeur missed layup 4:05
  Personal foul on Jared Bynum 4:23
  Defensive rebound by Bryce Washington 4:25
  Chris Clover missed jump shot 4:27
  Defensive rebound by Charlie Brown 4:49
  Jake Silpe missed 3-pt. jump shot 4:51
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Saint Joseph's 9-11 313970
home team logo Pennsylvania 12-6 354378
Team Stats
away team logo Saint Joseph's 9-11 70.5 PPG 37.5 RPG 12.0 APG
home team logo Pennsylvania 12-6 72.6 PPG 38.8 RPG 15.0 APG
Key Players
2
C. Brown 19.0 PPG 6.2 RPG 1.5 APG 43.0 FG%
25
A. Brodeur 17.6 PPG 8.3 RPG 3.6 APG 52.8 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB