NEW HAVEN, CONN. — Penn women’s basketball is in a good spot to win it all.
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NEW HAVEN, CONN. — Penn women’s basketball had to wait for three other games to end before getting onto the court at the Ivy League Tournament. But when the Quakers got their chance, they were more than ready.
The Quakers have come into Ivy Madness ready to play.
The Ivy League Basketball Tournaments are set to get underway on Saturday, but neither tourney has a clear, runaway favorite. Both the No. 2 co-champion women and the No. 4 men will face Harvard in the semifinal on Saturday.
When senior guard Ashley Russell joined Penn women’s basketball as a freshman, the odds were already stacked against her.
Everything was falling into place for Penn men’s basketball on Friday night, and they didn’t even know it. Brown had lost to Columbia just as the Quakers were tipping off against Harvard, and Cornell was getting trounced by Yale at the same time.
After winning the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships this past weekend, Penn women’s track and field is taking home even more awards.
Penn women’s basketball capped off its weekend series with a 69-58 win against Cornell on Saturday. The sweep of the New York Ivies makes the Quakers 8-1 in League play with just five regular season games remaining. Here are three takeaways from this weekend’s pair of victories.
It’s no secret that Penn women’s basketball is dominant on defense. Entering Friday’s contest versus Columbia, the Quakers ranked fourth in the NCAA in opponents field-goal percentage (33.0) and fifth in points allowed per game (51.9). Sophomore center Eleah Parker, who is second in the country with 3.4 blocks per game, is a big part of the team’s success on that end, but it truly has been a group effort.
On Thursday, Penn Athletics announced that the remaining four home men’s basketball games will be broadcast live in Mandarin. Calling the games will be four Penn graduate students who are Chinese natives and speak fluent Mandarin. The contests will be shown in both English and Mandarin on ESPN+ in the United States and on Stretch Internet internationally. In China, the multinational technology conglomerate Tencent will simulcast the Penn broadcast.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Quakers just didn’t have it on Saturday.
NEW HAVEN, C.T. — It has been a cold night for the Quakers so far.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Throughout this season, there have seemingly been two versions of Penn men’s basketball: the one that went undefeated in the Big 5 for the first time since 2002 and the one that lost its first three Ivy League games. Tonight, the better of the two versions came to play.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Penn men’s basketball leads Brown, 46-34, at the half, in what has been a fast-paced affair. The Quakers (13-7, 1-3 Ivy) started the contest playing about as well as they could have, racing out to a 13-3 lead through the first four minutes of play.
After 125 years, it's still going strong.
Back and forth, back and forth.
Penn’s winter break was filled with several impressive performances. Among these top performers was track’s Evan Lee, who won the heptathlon at the Wesley A. Brown Invitational in Annapolis, Md. this past Saturday. He was one of seven athletes between the men’s and women’s teams to win events on the day.
A weekend to forget for Penn men’s basketball was also one to remember for a different Quakers team.
With a game as close as the last one, it’s only fitting that the rematch is already here.
There’s a new sheriff in town, and he’s wearing red and blue.