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.
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.
In the second semifinal of the Ivy League tournament, the Quakers are all over the Bulldogs at the break, holding a 44-25 lead with a spot in the Ivy title game on the line. AJ Brodeur leads both teams with 17 points as the Red and Blue have dominated all of the opening 20 minutes.
Before the Quakers square off against the Elis for the third time this season, here are three major storylines to follow.
Just days ahead of the biggest weekend of the season for both Penn men’s and women’s basketball, individuals on both teams got some good news.
After competing at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championships this past weekend, four seniors placed high enough in their weight classes to represent the Red and Blue in the NCAA Championships.
It took her three years, but Reeham Sedky finally got the championship she wanted.
For the first time since the 2006-07 season, Penn men’s basketball has won an Ivy League championship.