Dingle lifts Penn to 81-80 opening win over Alabama

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Freshman Jordan Dingle scored 24 points and hit a jump shot with six seconds left, lifting Penn to an 81-80 win over Alabama Tuesday night.

Kira Lewis Jr. missed two free throws with 2.4 seconds remaining after hitting the go-ahead 3-pointer and scoring 30 points.

The Quakers spoiled the debut of Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats. AJ Brodeur finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds for Penn.

Lewis made a 3 with 20 seconds left for Alabama but Dingle gave Penn back the lead. Lewis couldn't convert from the line with a chance to tie or take the lead.

Ryan Betley scored 12 points for Penn and Eddie Scott had 10.

Freshman guard Jaden Shackleford scored 16 points for the Tide. James Bolden, a graduate transfer from West Virginia, had 10 in his Alabama debut.

The Tide led by six with four minutes to go in the first half, but Penn started a 24-11 run that extended into the second half.

The Tide struggled defensively after top defender Herbert Jones left the game in the first half with an elbow injury. Jones did not return in the second half.

Alabama was 11 of 38 from 3-point range and made just four in the second half.


Penn: Penn picks up its first win over an SEC opponent since the 1996-97 season. The Quakers outscored the Tide in the paint 42-30.

Alabama: The Crimson Tide will have to regroup after a deflating one-point loss in their season opener.


Penn faces Rice in Houston on Saturday and looks to start a winning streak.

Alabama hosts Florida Atlantic on Monday night and tries to pick up their first victory.


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