Penn 93, The Citadel 77
PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Brian Grandieri scored 20 points and Michael Kach added a career-high 19 in leading Penn to its first win of the season, 93-77 over The Citadel on Tuesday night.
Tyler Bernardini had 18 points and Jack Eggleston 13 for Penn (1-3), which shot 33-for-57.
Austin Dahn had 18 points and Cameron Wells 17 for the Bulldogs (1-3), who have 14 freshmen on the team, including four in the starting lineup.
Penn led 45-35 at the half and 51-41 with 17:17 remaining. The Quakers then went on a 15-2 run to take their biggest lead, 66-43, with 13:54 to go.
The Citadel went on a 14-2 run and closed within 68-57 on a three-point play by Demetrius Nelson with nine minutes left.
However, Kach hit a 3-pointer and Eggleston a layup, pushing the lead to 73-57. The Bulldogs never got closer than 14 points the rest of the way.