Seton Hall 94, Penn 85
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP)—Freshman reserve Larry Davis scored a career-high 27 points to lead Seton Hall to a 94-85 victory over Penn on Saturday.
Brian Laing and Jamar Nutter had 18 points each for Seton Hall (7-2), while freshman point guard Eugene Harvey had 14 points and 11 assists.
Ibrahim Jaaber paced Penn (6-5) with 32 points, while Mark Zoller added 23.
Davis scored 11 points in the final six minutes of the first half as Seton Hall took a 44-31 halftime lead.
Penn pulled within 46-39 on a layup by Jaaber with 17:47 remaining in the game, but Nutter hit 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to push the lead back to double digits.
Jaaber then scored 13 points in a 17-5 run over a 4:28 span, bringing the Quakers within four. But Nutter again stemmed the run with two free throws, pushing the lead back to 72-66 with 6:20 left.
The win was the 200th at Continental Airlines Arena for Seton Hall, which has called the building its full-time home since the 1985-86 season. The Pirates have a 200-94 record at the complex known as the Meadowlands.