The Statesmen placed 29th out of 45 teams in the inaugural competition as Robert Morris (Ill.), a fellow NAIA program, took home the title. Penn tallied 10,101 total points in nine regular games and several more Baker games, while Robert Morris finished with 11,559 points, edging out defending champion Lindenwood (Mo.) by one point.
Seven Statesmen scored points in the squad's nine regular games with some of the individuals utilized as substitutes.Sean Rangel
(Fr., Omaha, Neb., Bellevue East HS) topped his team with 1,819 points, while James Miller
(Jr., Oswego, Ill., Vincennes) tallied 1,732 points.Brandon Brooks
(Jr., Sigourney, Vincennes), with 1,538 points, and Kyle Morrison
(Fr., Draper, Utah, Cottonwood HS), with 1,309 points, were next for the Statesmen.Andrew Zaug
(Fr., Waverly, Waverly-Shell Rock HS) finished with 909 points, while Devon Axtell
(Fr., Oskaloosa, Oskaloosa HS) had 671 points and Jacob Pauley
(Fr., Bellevue, Neb., Bellevue East HS) added 293 points.Next:
Penn travels to Wichita, Kan. Friday through Sunday to compete in the Mid-States Tournament.