I wouldn’t say I believe in the basketball gods, but it was hard not to feel a divine presence in the Palestra Saturday afternoon.
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For much of the season, Penn men’s basketball seemed to be pressing on offense. On Saturday afternoon at the Palestra, sophomore guard — and recent Ivy League Player of the Week winner — Jordan Dingle debuted a new hairstyle and a new offensive identity as Penn took down the Yale Bulldogs 76-68 in what marked the team's most complete performance of the season.
In a historic four-year run, there is still time for more memories.
In a big weekend around the Ivy League, both Penn basketball teams saw up and down results. While both teams took care of business against Brown, they suffered difficult losses to Yale with the men collapsing down the stretch and the women getting blown out. Despite the results, the two teams did create plenty of buzz with a number of exciting plays.
It was an up-and-down weekend across the Penn basketball world. While the men were swept by Dartmouth and Harvard in a disappointing road trip, the women pushed their Ivy League winning streak to seven games by locking down the Palestra in two dominant wins. Here are the plays that made our top five.
The final stretch begins now for Penn men’s basketball, as the Quakers prepare to journey north and take on Harvard and Dartmouth in the longest road trip of the year. The weekend will mark the first time the Quakers will repeat a set of matchups against Ivy opponents.
It was another exciting weekend for Penn basketball, as the women came from behind against Yale to finish off their weekend sweep and the men dropped a crucial game against Brown before bounding back against the first-place Bulldogs.
Temple, Harvard, Dartmouth, Columbia, and Cornell. That makes five wins in a row for Penn men's basketball. After this weekend, this streak might be extended to seven.
It was certainly an exciting weekend for Penn men's and women's basketball, as both teams swept the weekend series against their New York rivals Columbia and Cornell. Along the way, there were plenty of memorable moments as the Red and Blue produced perhaps their strongest crop of highlights of this season.
With the first of six straight Ivy weekends having reached its conclusion, Penn men’s and women’s basketball have plenty to celebrate in a weekend where the teams combined to go 3-1.
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
This week, both Penn men's and women's basketball were in action against Big 5 rival Temple. While both teams jumped out to early leads, the men were able to hold off a late push by the Owls and hang on for a 66-59 win, while the women fell, 76-72, after a late Temple surge. But irrespective of the outcome, there were plenty of opportunities for the Quakers to make some highlights over both games.
Desperation isn’t always a bad thing.
With both Penn basketball teams entering Ivy League play with talented rosters and high expectations, there are sure to be plenty of impressive and important moments from their seasons. Starting this week, we will be publishing a ranking of the top five best plays from the weekend of Penn basketball. This weekend, the men fell to Saint Joseph's, 87-81, but along the way there were many exciting moments.
All that matters is how you play starting now.
Devon Goodman made sure Penn men’s basketball’s trip to the happiest place on earth brought smiles to the Red and Blue.
The game within the game.
Most student-athletes struggle adjusting to college their freshman year, taking time to find success and their role on the team.
Now it’s time to make a statement.
In a crowded and talented freshman class, many expected some first-years to play an important role for Penn men’s basketball — but nobody could have predicted this.