Rosen has 16, Penn holds on to top Dartmouth 53-51

2/5/10 in NCAABB

HANOVER, N.H. -- Zack Rosen had 16 points as Penn held on to defeat Dartmouth 53-51 on Friday night and win two games in a row for the first time this season.

Leading 51-45 with 6:03 left, the Quakers (3-14, 2-1 Ivy League) were held to only one basket the rest of the way, but it was enough. After a David Rufful basket pulled the Big Green (4-15, 0-5) within two points with 1:28 left, neither team scored again. The Big Green missed four shots in the final 5 seconds, the last a put-back by Robby Pride at the buzzer.

Conor Turley added 11 points for Penn, which shot 45 percent from the field (18-for-40).

Dartmouth shot 21-for-57 (36.8 percent) for the game, but was only 8-for-29 (27.6 percent) in the second half.

Rufful and Ronnie Dixon scored 17 points apiece for the Big Green, hitting three 3-pointers each. Dartmouth went 7-for-19 from long range, but only 2-for-3 from the line.

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