It's often called the "City of Brotherly Love" but the Penn Quakers showed none of that Saturday, January 2 as they crushed the Binghamton Bearcats 80-45 at the Palestra in Philadelphia.  Early on the game was deadlocked at 5-5 but Penn utilized an 11-0 run to move ahead and never relinquished the lead the rest of the game.

DThe Bearcats struggled against Penn's 2-3 defense.  Binghamton made just a pair of three-points shots in the game going 2-18 while Penn knocked down a dozen three's going 12-32.  Overall the Quakers shot 48 percent from the field while Binghamton connected on just 24 percent of their shots.

The Bearcats were led in scoring by Willie Rodriguez who had nine points and Marlon Beck with eight.  Beck made both of Binghamton's three-point baskets.  Penn's Matt Howard led all scorers with 23 points.

Binghamton returns home to open America East play on Wednesday, January 6th, when the Bearcats host Stony Brook at 7:00 p.m. at the Events Center.  The Bearcats then travel to New Hampshire to meet the Wildcats Saturday, January 9th at 1:00 p.m.(12:45 air on News Radio 1290 WNBF).