At the most basic level, this can be seen through the many different basketball rating systems that have the Quakers as an extremely underrated and under-seeded team.
More than a few prominent college basketball analysts and publications have gone on the record giving the Quakers a fighting chance.
The sophomore forward was a star among stars for Penn men’s basketball, leading the team to an Ivy League Championship, punching Penn’s ticket to the NCAA Tournament.
Penn women’s basketball lost to Princeton, 63-34, in the Ivy League Tournament championship on Sunday afternoon. The Quakers missed their chance to make it to the NCAA Tournament for a third straight year and join the men in the Big Dance, falling instead to a rampant Princeton team for the third time this season.
Just hours after Penn men's basketball's 68-65 victory over Harvard in the Ivy League Championship game, the NCAA tournament selection committee announced that the Quakers will be taking on Kansas in the Round of 64.
As disappointing as that is, I’m not writing this to shame all the bandwagoners. I’m writing this to welcome everyone aboard.
Using a 24-0 run spanning both halves, No. 2 Penn men's basketball overcame a 13-point first-half deficit and held on by the skin of its teeth to knock off No. 1 Harvard, 68-65, to clinch the conference’s automatic NCAA Tournament spot for the first time since 2007.
In the championship game of the Ivy League men’s basketball tournament, No. 2 Penn and No. 1 Harvard are locked in an incredible battle midway through the contest. Finishing the period with an NBA-range Darnell Foreman three-pointer with two seconds left, the Red and Blue have a 34-32 edge going into the halftime break.
If the real Red and Blue surface tomorrow, then it'll be a classic Penn-Princeton battle: physical, intense, and down to the wire. But if this team shows up, it won't even be close.
No. 2 Penn women’s basketball grinded past No. 3 Harvard in the first round of the Ivy League Tournament, topping the Crimson, 57-52, in a gritty and low-scoring affair. The Quakers will face off against No. 1 Princeton in the final on Sunday for the right to go to the NCAA Tournament.
Penn men’s basketball dominated Yale out of the gate, just a week after a loss to the Elis prevented the Quakers from claiming the Ancient Eight title outright. Now, Penn will meet co-champion Harvard in the conference final.
In the second semifinal of the Ivy League tournament, No. 2 seed Penn men’s basketball was all over No. 3 Yale from start to finish, opening up a 23-point first half lead and cruising to an 80-57 victory.
In the second semifinal of the Ivy League tournament, the Quakers are all over the Bulldogs at the break, holding a 44-25 lead with a spot in the Ivy title game on the line. AJ Brodeur leads both teams with 17 points as the Red and Blue have dominated all of the opening 20 minutes.
Before the Quakers square off against the Elis for the third time this season, here are three major storylines to follow.
Nwokedi is the clear social butterfly of Penn women’s basketball. Senior Anna Ross used a different word: socialite. Perhaps most notably, Nwokedi is a master storyteller.
Just days ahead of the biggest weekend of the season for both Penn men’s and women’s basketball, individuals on both teams got some good news.
For the first time since the 2006-07 season, Penn men’s basketball has won an Ivy League championship.
Penn women’s basketball defeated Brown 67-56 to finish the regular season on a three-game winning streak. The Quakers topped Yale 64-52 the night before.
Sometimes for Quakers fans, it’s also great to watch Penn women’s basketball score on the first possession of the game, lead by as many as seventeen points in the first quarter, and never trail for the entirety of the game.
On Friday night, Penn mens basketball suffered a 80-79 loss to Yale following a last second layup from Paul Atkinson.