Penn moved on to the quarterfinals of the CBI Thursday night, with a convincing 74-63 victory over Quinnipiac in front of a small crowd of 1,268 at the Palestra. Quinnipiac went ahead 5-4 five minutes into the game on a Zaid Hearst jumper, but Steve Rennard answered with
a quick three and the Quakers would never trail again. Penn”s backcourt had a monster night with Miles Cartwright dropping in 23 points, grabbing 9 rebounds, and dishing out 6 assists. Zack Rosen added 16 points and 9 assists. Perhaps most impressively, the two guards tallied only one turnover between them. Penn moves on to host Butler on Monday. A win against one of March”s winningest teams of the past few years would push the Quakers into the CBI semis, where they could be matched up against, you guessed it, the Princeton Tigers.
Yale let a 13-point halftime lead slip away as Fairfield held the Bulldogs to three points in the first ten minutes of the second half and cruised to a 68-56 win. Fairfield coach Sydney Johnson told his uninspired Stags at halftime that “teams were willing to die to be in [our] spot [in the postseason] and to take advantage of it.” His troops responded with impressive defense and ended the Bulldogs” season. Greg Mangano had 17 points and 8 rebounds in his final game and the Yale captain, Reggie Willhite, scored 10 to go with 5 rebounds in his last game in blue. Yale was undone by 3-16 shooting from three point range. The Elis finish
their season at 19-10.