The Penn Quakers put together a solid comeback effort Tuesday, but the Princeton Tigers' hot shooting was too much for Penn, who lost its regular-season Ivy League finale, 62-52. The result ended any hopes of the Quakers (19-12, 11-3 Ivy League) earning a NCAA Tournament berth, as the Harvard Crimsons clinched the league's crown and automatic berth outright.
Junior forward Ian Hummer netted a game-best 18 points for the Tigers, who made 58.3-percent of their shots and out rebounded the 31-19. Princeton also made 16 of its 20 free throws.
Trailing 27-17 at halftime, the Quakers rallied using a 14-4 run that cut the margin to 34-31 just 7:38 into the second half.
However, the Tigers answered with a small 9-3 run to push the advantage to 43-34 with 8:54 to play. From there, the Quakers couldn't make shots down the stretch to get back into the game. Princetion cemented the victory by going 12-for-14 at the foul line in the final 1:40.
Penn's senior forward Zack Rosen led all scorers with 19 points, while sophomore guard Miles Cartwright added 10.
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