Regardless of what happens against the Jayhawks, AJ will now always be able to call himself something that, for the last eleven years, had been virtually taboo within the halls of the Palestra: a champion.
This weekend, senior guards Caleb Wood and Darnell Foreman, joined by Ivy League rivals Dartmouth guard Miles Wright and Princeton guard Amir Bell, competed in the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship.
With good results often comes good veteran talent, though, and both teams will have some strong seniors to say goodbye to this offseason. For both the men and women, seniors played key roles, ranging from Anna Ross to Caleb Wood to Darnell Foreman to Michelle Nwokedi and more. Our editors take to the roundtable to debate, which senior will be missed most?
We won because of the strength of character and will of the individuals on this team, which resulted in an unsurpassed level of selflessness and grit as a team.
But this sense that Penn women’s basketball is always good, always beats down lesser opponents, and always contends for an Ivy championship, actually belies just how special its run of success is – this team has moved the bar.
Penn women’s basketball lost its second round game against St. John’s in the Women's National Invitational Tournament by a score of 53-48, ending the team’s season.
Upon hearing the name “Penn” before last Sunday, many people might have first thought of a certain school in State College, but the Red and Blue’s respectable showing has earned them America’s admiration.
Leading for all but 33 seconds of the contest, Penn jumped out to an 18-3 lead and held on the rest of the way in a 76-61 win, advancing to face St. John’s in the Round of 32.
In a wild game of runs, the No. 3 Red and Blue appeared to be cruising to an easy win early, but some hot shooting from No. 14 Albany has turned an apparent blowout into a ballgame.
It’s a shame that Penn’s great season couldn’t have been rewarded by capping it with March Madness upset, and a lot of the blame should go to the Committee.
Penn men's basketball might be done for the year after the loss to Kansas, but the future for this team is so bright.
Though Penn's fans were heavily outnumbered by Kansas' fans in Wichita, the Quaker faithful more than made themselves heard.
In a game that saw Penn stick around with No. 1 seed Kansas but ultimately fall by a score of 76-60, the biggest disparity between the two teams was free throw shooting.
No. 16 seed Penn men's basketball fell to No. 1 seed Kansas 76-60 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Penn men’s basketball might have come short of pulling off the greatest upset in college basketball history, but the Quakers have so much to be proud of.
Behind a strong first 20 minutes, the Quakers trail Kansas 33-26 at the half. The Red and Blue led for most of the way, until the Jayhawks stormed back late in the half to take the lead.
Before Penn tries to pull off what may just be the greatest upset in college basketball history, get to know four of the star players from each team.
On March 16, Penn women’s basketball will host the University of Albany in the first round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.
“I think they’re gonna compete, and make Penn proud,” said class of 1979 Penn basketball legend Tony Price. “They’ve done that all year, I’m very proud of the team.”
Penn men's basketball is competing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 11 years. Follow along with our coverage of the team's journey to Wichita.