The Quakers struggled in all facets of the game, especially on offense, where they recorded season-lows in points, field goal percentage, and assists.
Penn women’s basketball’s Tuesday night matchup against Princeton was a highly anticipated one, with the two teams playing for the first place spot in the Ivy League. However, Princeton came out of the gates strong and never let Penn get too close, ultimately beating the Quakers, 60-40.
Penn’s star senior has been a force to be reckoned with at the Ivy League championships for three straight years now.
Ahead of the game, three of our writers outline the biggest keys to avoid the season sweep for the first time since 2015.
Both Penn (15-5, 6-1 Ivy) and Princeton (16-4, 6-1) have dropped just one Ivy contest, but at the moment, the Tigers seems to be in the driver’s seat thanks to their road win over the Quakers in early January.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn men's basketball wins two and loses one, all on huge individual offensive outputs, while women's basketball featured a huge individual effort of its own.
On Sunday, Penn’s men fencing secured a share of a third consecutive title at the 2018 Ivy League Championships. Penn shares its 17th overall title with Harvard and Columbia, after the three teams recorded identical 4-1 records against the rest of the league.
This weekend, victories against the Big Red were followed by two nail-biting 5-4 losses to Columbia.
Nwokedi was simply outstanding. The senior set a new career high with 30 points, and was able to eclipse her previous career high in the first half alone.
On Sunday afternoon, Penn gymnastics hit its season high score in its Senior Meet, beating out its previous high earned last week at Cornell by more than a full point. Among the highlights for the Red and Blue was a combined score of 49.300 on floor, tying a school record last set in 2003, as the Quakers ultimately took third place in the contest.
While it will be just the eighth game of the season for both these teams, Tuesday’s game will likely decide the league. The top seed is up for grabs.
And Penn should win it.
Penn had been rolling coming into this game, reeling off five straight conference wins, including a 65-47 drubbing of Dartmouth, but the latest, by a score of 69-49 over Harvard (13-8, 5-3 Ivy), is more than just another solid conference victory.
The dream of an undefeated season is gone, and the cloak of invincibility for Penn men’s basketball has disappeared with it. And that’s one of the best things that could’ve happened to the Quakers.
All good things must end. Penn men’s basketball dropped its first Ivy League contest of the season Saturday night, falling, 76-67, to Harvard in a contest that it trailed in since the beginning.
This group of 11 female juniors combines to form a house — and in the process, perhaps one of the more unique bonds Penn Athletics has ever seen.
Penn women’s basketball easily handled Dartmouth in a 65-47 win at the Palestra. The Quakers lead comfortably for the majority of the game, leading to an expanded bench, particularly in the second half.
Rather than resting on their laurels, Penn came into this game with a fire, shutting the Big Green down early and holding onto the lead throughout in a game that stopped being close sometime in the second quarter.
Putting its undefeated Ivy League record on the line against last-place Dartmouth, the Red and Blue struggled throughout the night, but a tiebreaking AJ Brodeur bucket in the last minute and a Max Rothschild steal on the Big Green’s last possession allowed the Quakers to hold on in a wild 64-61 win.
Now, the Quakers are set to host Dartmouth (12-7, 4-2 Ivy) on Friday and Harvard (13-6, 5-1 Ivy) on Saturday. Despite the team’s recent success, these matches should not be taken lightly.
Still, this is a monumental occasion, and many teams have already reconfigured their schedules to accommodate the ticker-tape parade on Thursday morning.
The outlier there, the 6-5, is Penn women’s squash's record this year — a stark departure from the years of dominance seen in those prior three records. After consistently leading the pack in the Ivy League, what accounts for the struggles that this team has faced?
This Sunday, Penn gymnastics will face Temple, Bridgeport, and Ursinus in a home meet at the Palestra. It’s the Quakers' senior meet, so the team will honor the contributions of the team’s seniors in a pre-meet ceremony.
The Philadelphia Eagles will march down Broad Street on Thursday to celebrate their Super Bowl championship over the New England Patriots.
And Penn men’s basketball is making the most of it.
It's a beautiful thing to see, particularly when that person has just led your team to a conference title and has the remnants of the hoops adorning him like a necklace of basketball royalty.
The whole season has led to this moment — and it’s finally here.
This season has been a 180 degree turn for the senior from Nevada and it started with him improving his defense and communication on the court.
Last season, Penn men’s basketball had six Ivy League wins in 14 games. This season, it has six wins in six games.
Donahue has his team in exactly the right mindset. Penn fans learned last year how quickly a season can turn around. The first six games are important, but not as much as the next eight, or the two after that.
The Quakers are preparing to travel to New York on Friday, where they will face off against Cornell. On Sunday, they will return home to close out the regular season against Columbia.
The rematch everyone had their eyes on lived up to the excitement for Quaker fans, as Penn eased its way to a 82-65 win over the Tigers.
Stop me if you've heard this one before: for the seventh week this season, the Ivy League has recognized Penn women's basketball freshman center Eleah Parker as Rookie of the Week.
A win against the Tigers would not only give Penn a sweep over its rival, but would also solidify the Red and Blue's standing atop the Ivy League. Ahead of the big game, three DP sportswriters made their cases for the biggest keys to a Quaker victory.
Penn men's and women's squash was on the road this weekend facing a double header against Dartmouth and Harvard.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn gymnastics flirts with perfection on beam, wrestling manages a come-from-behind win, and basketball continues to dominate.
The women's squad held its own against a solid lineup of teams. The Quakers finished the weekend with a record of 3-2, with the two losses against No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 5 Ohio State. On the men's side, the Quakers didn’t fare as well, finishing the weekend 2-3, with losing bouts coming to the hands of the No. 1 Notre Dame, No. 2 Ohio State, and No. 10 Stanford.
The Quakers came away with a season-high score of 192.675 in a huge win, avenging earlier losses to the Big Red both this season and in last year's Ivy Classic.
Wait...seriously? Princeton’s biggest game to date is a home matchup with the Quakers? Talk about a bit of a buzzkill.
Dear Princetonian children, little brothers, and the editors of what apparently passes for a paper: Well, well, well, how the turn tables.
The Quakers defeated Ivy rivals Brown and Yale on consecutive nights to improve their spotless conference record to 5-0, and they couldn’t have done it without the herculean efforts of Antonio Woods.
A year later, the Red and Blue find themselves getting ready to square off against Princeton on Tuesday for the second time in the season again. But this time, it seems safe to say that the Quakers (15-6, 5-0 Ivy) have found their mental edge.
The upcoming game at Princeton on Tuesday will answer the questions as to whether or not Penn has solidified its unique identity and can take the next step from good to great, but what people can’t put into question as of right now is the Quakers’ surprising dominance across the board.
For the second straight night, Penn took care of business at the Palestra, marching to a 59-50 win over Yale.
The Quakers won twice this weekend by sticking to the gameplan that has worked so well for them in recent years: stingy defense and balanced offense. Penn dominated Brown, 88-55, on Friday, and dispatched Yale the next day, 69-54.
Although the Quakers did not play their best basketball against Brown, they had enough in the tank to improve to 4-0 in Ivy play ahead of Saturday’s huge matchup versus Yale. Here are five takeaways from the thriller at the Palestra:
But in one of the most exciting Penn men’s basketball games in a season full of them, the Quakers came back and then held on late to beat Brown 95-90 in overtime.
The Quakers (12-5, 3-1 Ivy) used a rapid start to coast the rest of the way, while the Bears (13-5, 1-4) couldn't break through Penn's press and 2-3 zone defense.
The Penn squash program had a rocky start to a long weekend of play, losing both the men’s and women’s matches to Ivy League rival Princeton.
It’s an all-Ivy rematch, and it will be a tight one. This Saturday, Penn gymnastics will travel to Ithaca, N.Y. to take on defending Ivy League champion Cornell, a side it faced only three weeks ago in the season-opening Lindsey Ferris Invitational.
Penn volleyball must conduct yet another coaching search after their head coach took a job at Penn State just one year into her Quakers tenure.
Now, the Quakers must extend those winning ways to New England, where they play Brown in Providence on Friday and then Yale in New Haven on Saturday.