This is the grittiest team I’ve ever seen. Everything they do is gritty. The way in which the Quakers came up with two of the biggest wins in their career in a span of a week made me sure of it — Penn men’s basketball is the grittiest team in Philadelphia.
If the Quakers keep this up — or even if they don’t blow away Ivy opponents, but at least grind out results well enough to make it through — then fans could be clearing their calendars for mid-March. Hell, maybe even April.
Penn men’s basketball pulled off the upset against No. 17 Villanova at the Palestra on Tuesday night. While the two teams went back and forth to start the contest, the Quakers (9-2) controlled much of the second half, never trailing at any point.
Follow along as Penn men's basketball looks to defeat reigning national champion Villanova in a Tuesday night matchup in the Palestra.
Could this be the year the Quakers break the losing streak? It very well might be — the reigning national champion Wildcats have shown major vulnerabilities early on this season, and Penn is off to its best start in years.
Even though he’s a freshman, this 6-foot-10 forward is impossible to ignore on the basketball court. Now, the Ivy League and the Big 5 are honoring him off of it.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, track and field set all kinds of records in wins over Harvard, while men's and women's basketball earned comfortable victories over non-conference opponents.
Despite the less-than-ideal start to their relationship, the now-senior guards and captains share more similarities than one might think.
Despite only playing for a total of 42 minutes in games against Miami (Fla.) and La Salle this week, Wang was a force on offense, leading the Quakers in scoring in both contests.
Aided by four players in double figures scoring, Penn took an 83-65 victory to keep its four-game win streak alive entering Tuesday’s showdown against Villanova.
After a slow start that featured a slew of missed layups, the Quakers pulled away to defeat Iona, 66-43, in just the third all-time matchup between the two schools.
On Saturday, Penn men’s basketball will take on cross-city foe La Salle in its first Big 5 game of the season.
Though it wasn’t necessarily clear from the score that the game’s outcome was apparent, the eye test told another story. The Quakers had taken La Salle’s best shot, weathered the storm, and looked ready to run away with the contest.
Each of these teams overcame sub-par finishes from years past to blow away all expectations the outside world had of them. Here are the most surprising Ivy League regular season championships from the past 10-plus years.
If someone had told me three years ago that Penn men’s basketball would play an ACC team off the court and it wouldn’t even be all that big a surprise, I would have laughed until my sides split.
Behind a blistering first half and a total of 13 threes, Penn men’s basketball held on to beat Miami, 89-75, for an emphatic statement win.
Follow along as Penn men's basketball looks to defeat Miami in a Tuesday night showdown at the Palestra.
After losing to the La Salle Explorers (0-7) the last two seasons, Penn women's basketball (4-2) will look to halt that trend Wednesday night at the Palestra.
Coming off big wins against Stockton, where the Quakers surpassed 100 points, and Delaware State, Penn will face Atlantic Coast Conference standout Miami (Fla.) at home on Tuesday.
Last year Penn women’s basketball went 22-9, made the Ivy league championship and notched a win in the first round of the WNIT. Yet, after graduating first team All-Ivy forward Michelle Nwokedi, there were some questions as to how the team would adjust this season with a new front-court partner for sophomore center Eleah Parker.