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Penn women's hoops falls in WNIT Second Round

Everything about the context of Sunday's game was the same as Penn women's basketball's contest against Temple in January: the two teams doing battle, the Palestra serving as host and a Big 5 matchup coming down to the wire.

Unfortunately for the Quakers, this time around, the end result was different.

Despite yet another double-double from Ivy League Rookie of the Year Michelle Nwokedi, the Red and Blue faltered down the stretch, giving up a backbreaking three to Owls' freshman guard Alliya Butts with 3:04 remaining en route to a 61-56 loss in the second round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament.

"They know it's their last game," coach Mike McLaughlin said.

Penn basketball players don Allen's 53 in warmups

For basketball fans everywhere, there are a few moments involving typical pregame clothing -- or lack thereof -- that have become poignant over the years.

In the early 1990s, Michigan's celebrated Fab Five donned plain blue t-shirts instead of their customary warmup jackets to make a statement about the money the university made off their likeness.

Penn women's basketball can't hand Tigers first loss

They're perfect for a reason. Penn women's basketball found that out the hard way...again.

Despite a strong effort in the game's first 25 minutes and energized play from forwards Michelle Nwokedi and Sydney Stipanovich, the Red and Blue could not overcome a run from Princeton midway through the second half, falling, 55-42, in the teams' regular season finale.

Penn basketball snaps skid, takes down Columbia

Penn basketball came out of the gates at the Palestra trying to avoid the number eight. With three games left in their season, a loss against Columbia would have been the Quakers' eighth consecutive defeat and made the Red and Blue's first ever eighth-place Ivy League finish almost inevitable.

But after holding the Lions to a paltry 15 percent shooting in the first half, the Quakers held on for a 54-46 win over their Empire State rivals to snap a program record seven-game Ivy losing streak.

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