Key sign it was over: With Navy clawing back into the game, Brain Granderi hit a layup as the shot clock expired to put Penn up 74-67 with just over six minutes to play. He stole the ball on the other end and hit two free throws on the ensuing possession.
Penn coach Fran Dunphy announced in the postgame press conference on Monday night that junior Lorenz Manthey had left the team. Manthey logged 13 minutes last season in eight games, scoring two points.
Key sign it was over: After Colorado leading scorer Richard Roby went to the bench with his fourth foul with the Buffaloes leading 57-48, Ibrahim Jaaber missed a pair of free throws. A few minutes later, Roby’s replacement Andy Osbourn hit a three-pointer to put Colorado up 15 with just 5:36 remaining. Penn would get no closer than 11 points the rest of the way.
Key sign it was over: Down six in the final minute, Penn’s Brian Grandieri swiped the ball after Drexel’s Frank Elegar dribbled it off his own foot. The Dragons fouled Eric Osmundson, who hit a pair of free throws to put Penn up 65-57 with just 30 seconds to play.
The Valley News reports Dartmouth freshman Marlon Sanders was suspended indefinitely prior to the Big Green’s season opener at Boston College. The disciplinary measure was taken for an unspecified “violation of team rules” by the Cleveland native.