Fordham 70
Penn 35 33 68
Date of game: 11/19/2012

Recap: Penn vs. Fordham

Bethlehem, PA (Sports Network) - Branden Frazier recorded a team-high 19 points giving the Fordham Rams their first win against the Penn Quakers, 70-68, in the NIT Season Tip-Off consolation round at Stabler Arena.

Frazier made 9-of-10 free throws for the Rams (1-3) and also had a team-high seven assists and six rebounds. Bryan Smith chipped in 14 points, while Jeffery Short added 12 points off the bench.

For the Penn Quakers (1-3), Fran Dougherty scored a game-high 20 points to go along with 8 rebounds. Miles Cartwright added another 20 points and five assists in the setback.

Despite Penn starting out on a 6-0 run, the Rams stayed strong, battling back to a 36-35 lead at halftime. Penn was held to a mere 1-of-5 from beyond the arc in the first 20 minutes of play.

Three made field goals in the final 15 seconds of the game would seal the win for Fordham.

Fordham shot 42.1 percent from long-range, shooting 8-of-19, while the Quakers made only 3-of-14 (.214) from beyond the arc.

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