Penn 67, Elon 64

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PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Tyler Bernardini scored 23 points, including the last nine for Penn as the Quakers defeated Elon 67-64 Thursday.

Bernardini, who has scored 81 points in his last four games, hit on eight of 11 shots for the Quakers (4-7). Brian Grandieri added 13 points.

Brett James had 14 points and Montell Watson 13 for the Phoenix (5-6).

Penn took a 61-55 lead on a 3-point shot by Bernardini with 3:26 left in the game. But two straight emphatic slam-dunks by James brought Elon to within 64-61 at the 1:45 mark.

Bernardini then hit two free throws with 17 seconds left, and after a trey by Watson, made another foul shot with 4.7 seconds remaining to seal the victory.

It was only the second meeting between the teams. Penn won 66-64 in their first contest last season.

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 Elon
O. Atoyebi O. Atoyebi
5-8,  11 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Pennsylvania
T. Bernardini T. Bernardini
8-11,  23 Pts
3 Rebs, 0 Assists

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