By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It was a long time coming, but the Penn Quakers finally became the 11th Division I program to reach the 1,700 win plateau as they held off NJIT, 54-53, snapping an eight game losing streak.
The Quakers don’t have long to celebrate the achievement, however, as they get right back to work on Saturday afternoon, taking on those St. Joe’s Hawks at the Palestra in Big 5 action.
The win over the Highlanders represented Penn’s first victory since they beat Binghamton back on November 28th.
“It just felt good to get one for the guys,” Penn head coach Jerome Allen tells KYW Newsradio. “Especially with conference play coming up at the end of the month. For the most part I was pleased with their effort on the defensive end. I’d say for about 35 minutes, we probably defended the best we have all season.”
Listen to Matt Leon’s interview with Jerome Allen: