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.
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.
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.
Penn women's basketball saw its season extended after the National Invitational Tournament selection committee announced that the Quakers will take on Albany in the first round.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While Great Britain in March might not seem like the ideal vacation destination for many, it is for Penn men's golf.
The Quakers didn’t miss a beat in their 19-9 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday night at Franklin Field. What was a close game in the first couple of minutes quickly turned into an absolute rout.
Though Penn men's basketball made history with its first March Madness appearance in 10 years, that was far from the only Penn team to put up some serious numbers over spring 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.