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.
“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.”
Foreman sought to add another chapter to legacy of Penn basketball, and in the process has become somewhat of the team historian.
It’s time to give us the biggest game of all: Penn’s administration needs to throw its weight behind an Ivy Football Championship.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn men's and women's lacrosse rely on their goalies, wrestling clinches NCAA bids, alongside men's basketball, who won the Ivy title.
On Tuesday afternoon, Penn students and employees gathered outside the Palestra in the dozens to send Penn men’s basketball off to the site of its first round NCAA Tournament game against Kansas on Thursday: Wichita, Kansas.
If the Quakers are going to shock the world and pull off the historic upset, here's four things they will have to do.
The No. 16 Red and Blue have a date in the Big Dance with No. 1 seed Kansas on Thursday. The Quakers will look to make history as the first ever No. 16 seed to defeat a No. 1 seed in the modern era of the NCAA Tournament.
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.
A lot of hype surrounds this monumental showdown versus the top-seeded Jayhawks on Thursday — so let’s get to know them and see how Penn stacks up.
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.
Basketball may have taken the headlines, but the rest of Penn Athletics has been equally busy.
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.
Penn men’s basketball won the double, securing a ticket to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 11 years. And it was glorious.
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.