With Dante Taylor out of the game with a migraine and Lamar Patterson being suspended, the Panthers had to relied both on their veterans but also their two young budding stars, Khem Birch and J.J. Moore.
Ashton Gibbs and Nasir Robinson led the way with 16 and 14 points respectively. Gibbs started slow again with his shooting but ended up a respectable 6-15 including 4-7 from three. He also pitched in 4 assists and 3 rebounds. Robinson was 6-10 from the field and also had 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Travon Woodall had a solid floor game with 7 points and 7 assists.
But the most exciting part of the night was the continued emergence of Birch and Moore. Birch recorded his first double double with 15 points on 6-8 shooting, and a team high 10 rebounds. He also had 3 blocks. Moore started in place of Patterson and had 12 points and 6 rebounds.
The Panthers hot an incredible 58.5% from the floor while holding Penn to 40.4%.