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Penn Tops St. Joe’s In Big Five Showdown

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyler Bernardini scored a career-high 27 points to lead Pennsylvania to a 73-61 victory over Saint Joseph’s on Saturday night at the Palestra.

A 3-pointer by Bernardini with 8:30 remaining broke the game’s seventh and final tie, and the Quakers (6-8) outscored Saint Joseph’s 22-10 down the stretch. It was the sixth straight loss for the Hawks (5-14).

Bernardini made five 3-pointers and also had three steals for Penn, which beat Saint Joseph’s for the first time in their last six meetings.

Zack Rosen added 17 points for the Quakers, including 6 for 6 from the free-throw line, to go with five assists and four steals.

Miles Cartwright added 11 points for Penn and Jack Eggleston grabbed 15 rebounds.

Ronald Roberts scored 14 points to lead Saint Joseph’s, which also got 13 from Idris Hilliard, 12 from Carl Jones and 11 from Daryus Quarles.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

(Photo provided by pennathletics.com.)

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