Brodeur, Penn cruise past Yale, 80-57, in Ivy League semis
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — AJ Brodeur scored 25 points, on 10-of-13 shooting, and grabbed 10 rebounds and Pennsylvania never trailed in its 80-57 win over Yale on Saturday in the Ivy League Tournament.
The second-seeded Quakers will play No. 1 seed Harvard in the championship game on Sunday. Penn (23-8) split the regular-season series with the Crimson with each team winning on its home court.
Brodeur scored 11 points in the first 10 minutes and Penn used a 12-0 run to take a 15-point lead when Caleb Wood hit three free throws with 9:48 left in the first half. Yale missed eight consecutive field-goal attempts and went scoreless for 4½ minutes during that stretch. Jackson Donahue’s 3-pointer capped a 12-3 spurt that pushed the lead to 23 points late in the first half and the Bulldogs trailed by at least 18 the rest of the way.
Darnell Foreman had 11 points, eight rebounds and five assists and Max Rothschild also scored 11 for Penn.
Blake Reynolds and Paul Atkinson led third-seeded Yale (16-15) with 11 points apiece.
The Quakers shot 53 percent, made 15 of 16 free throws and outrebounded the Bulldogs 46-28.