Following a 26-point loss to Big 5 rival Villanova on Wednesday, Penn women's basketball was prepared to rely on its seniors and stars to get the squad back in the win column.
Maybe it didn't have to.
Looking to go 4-0 in the Big 5 on the season, the Red and Blue instead found themselves at the mercy of a Villanova squad firing on all cylinders, losing 70-44.
The last time Penn women’s basketball played a team from Philadelphia, the Quakers did something never before seen in program history, clinching a share of the Big 5 title in dramatic fashion.
Now, with the Red and Blue set to do battle against another local rival, the squad has the opportunity to cross another seldom achieved goal off its bucket list: beat Villanova.
Having already knocked off La Salle, St.