Niagara 28 38 66
Penn 41 44 85
Date of game: 11/26/2013

Recap: Penn vs. Niagara

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tony Hicks dropped in 33 points as the Penn Quakers defeated the Niagara Purple Eagles, 85-66, in non-conference play at The Palestra.

For the Quakers (2-3), Miles Cartwright added 13 points and Fran Dougherty pulled down eight rebounds.

Antoine Mason led the Purple Eagles (1-5) with 31 points and seven rebounds, but he shot just 9-of-25 from the floor, including 1-of-7 behind the 3-point line.

Penn had the hot hand to start the game, connecting on 55.6 percent of its field goal tries in the first half, as the Quakers took a 41-28 lead into intermission. Niagara struggled from the field, shooting just 32.1 percent, including 2-of-11 from 3-point range.

The Purple Eagles improved after halftime, making 42.9 percent of their shots from the field, while the Quakers hit on 54.3 percent. Penn led by double figures for the entire second half, pushing its lead to as many as 29 as it coasted to victory.

The Quakers dominated down low, outscoring the Purple Eagles in the paint, 48-24 and finished with a 43-30 rebounding advantage.

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