Penn holds off Davidson 69-64 in opener
PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Freshman Miles Cartwright scored all 18 of his points in the first half and Jack Eggleston had a double-double to lead Pennsylvania to a 69-64 win over Davidson on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
The Quakers won their opening game for the first time since 2005.
Eggleston finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds, plus four blocks.
Cartwright, who also had three steals, came in for Zack Rosen, who had foul trouble in the first half, but still finished with 15 points. Cartwright missed much of the second half with a cramp.
Tyler Bernardini hit 1 of 2 foul shots to give Penn a 65-60 lead with 24 seconds left. Davidson scored twice more, but after each bucket, Eggleston hit a pair of free throws.
The Wildcats had four players in double-figures, led by Clint Mann and Brendan McKillop with 12 points each. De’Mon Brooks had 11 and Jake Cohen added 10.