But with the door open for the Red and Blue to get into a three-way tie for fourth in the Ivy League with the Bears and Big Red, they couldn’t make it through.
The Quakers solidified their place in the top two of the Ivy League and officially clinched a berth in the conference tournament with a 75-70 win over Harvard.
Penn men’s basketball came up short once again, losing by a score of 59-53 at Harvard in a game that was bereft of much offensive entertainment.
Penn men's and women's basketball each lost to Harvard in overtime matchups earlier this season. The men are in must-win mode, while the women are looking to remain in first in the Ivy League.
Sometimes uncontrollable factors get in the way of an athletic career. For Penn men’s basketball sophomore Jelani Williams, this concern is all too real.
This weekend, Penn men’s basketball will go on the road to face Harvard and Dartmouth on Friday and Saturday night, respectively.
The Ivy League announced Wednesday morning that the League’s basketball tournament would rotate to every school in the conference through 2025. This is, simply, a complete travesty.
On Tuesday, the Ivy League announced that Ivy Madness will move throughout the conference through at least 2025.
Although the 68-53 result bring the Tigers even with the Red and Blue atop the Ivy League, both teams still have much to play for with four games remaining.
Penn has been the dominant team in the League all season, but with their loss to Princeton on Tuesday, the Quakers are set to have to battle against the Tigers for the top spot.
Princeton's Bella Alarie exploded for 33 points and 10 rebounds on Tuesday night and the visiting Tigers rolled to a 68-53 win.
There still remains a plethora of possible Ivy League tournament scenarios with just four games left to play for each team.
Penn women's basketball hopes to continue its strong run in conference play against archrival Princeton at the Palestra.
Following her outstanding performance against Columbia and Cornell, senior forward Princess Aghayere earned co-Ivy League and Big 5 Player of the Week honors.
After a disappointing double-overtime loss to Harvard last weekend, Aghayere helped the Quakers get back on track as the Red and Blue swept a weekend series against Columbia and Cornell.
Moments of brilliance, like the win over Villanova in December, are nice, but poise that lasts for an entire season? That’s magical.
The sweep of the New York Ivies makes the Quakers 8-1 in League play with just five regular season games remaining.
The Quakers got the job done on Saturday in a strong 68-50 win over Cornell, which sat two slots above them in the conference standings entering the game.
In the end, the offenses would come back down to earth and the Quakers would win, 69-58, in a game that was close but never really in doubt.
Penn men's and women's basketball will look to pick up Ivy wins over Cornell on Saturday, as the women tip off at 4:30 while the men take the court at 7:00.