Penn pulls away from Rice in 2nd half to post a 92-76 win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A.J. Brodeur scored 23 points and Jake Silpe added a career-high 16 as Penn won its second straight game to start the season, knocking off Rice, 92-76 on Friday night.

The game was a homecoming both for Rice coach Scott Pera, a former assistant coach with the Quakers, and graduate transfer Dylan Jones, a four-year player at Penn before transferring to Rice.

Bryce Washington hit his second 3-pointer of the first five minutes to put Penn in front for good and Brodeur added two layups and a trey to push the Quakers lead to 22-11 eight minutes into the contest. Rice battled back to take the lead on Josh Parrish’s layup with 1:37 left in the half, but Devon Goodman hit the first of two free throws and Silpe got to the basket for a layup to send Penn into intermission with a 37-35 advantage.

Penn (2-0) outscored the Owls (1-1) 55-41 over the final 20 minutes.

Devon Goodman finished with 15 points and Max Rothschild added 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Penn.

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