NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -Brennan Votel and Harrison Gaines each scored 15 points to lead Penn to a 59-40 win over the New Jersey Institute of Technology on Saturday, sending the Highlanders to their 51st consecutive loss.
Tyler Bernardini added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Quakers (4-8), who won for the third time in their last four games. Isaiah Wilkerson finished with 15 points and five rebounds for NJIT (0-18), while Gary Garris had 11 points.
The teams traded the lead early on, but Penn closed with a 9-4 run to take a 25-18 lead at the break. The Quakers then took command early on in the second half, using a 17-4 run to pull away from the Highlanders.
Penn also won the battle of the boards, outrebounding NJIT 38-29.
NJIT has not won since it defeated Longwood on Feb. 19, 2007.
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