For Penn women's basketball senior guard Mia Lakstigala, the COVID-19 pandemic heavily affected what was supposed to be a collegiate career spent competing for the Ivy League title. Instead, the last time she played a full season of basketball was in the 2018-19 season — when she was just a freshman.
Now, the team is back in the City of Brotherly Love for the foreseeable future, and it’s gearing up for the next chunk of its season: Big 5 play. On Wednesday night, Donahue’s squad will host the Jay Wright’s Villanova Wildcats, who will enter the contest ranked No. 6 in the AP Poll.
In a contest without the Red and Blue's leading scorer — sophomore guard Jordan Dingle — Penn dropped its ninth game of the year to No. 13 Arkansas, 76-60.
Penn women's basketball played close games against UCSD and Memphis, beating the former while falling to the latter in overtime in Los Angeles.
The loss drops the Quakers to 3-5 on the season. Penn will look to get back in the win column this Sunday at nationally ranked Arkansas.
With almost all of Penn’s usual starting lineup serving suspensions, save for sophomore forward Jordan Obi, the absence of Villanova star Maddy Siegrist due to injury still didn’t feel like enough for Penn to come out with a win against its strongest opponent thus far.
And yet the team almost did, losing 66-63.
Penn women’s basketball dropped its first game of the season with a 66-63 loss against the Villanova Wildcats at the Palestra. Additionally, this loss marks their first in Big 5 play.
Penn women’s basketball (3-0, 0-0 Ivy) capitalized on its momentum on Thursday evening, winning 63-46 on the road against St. Francis Brooklyn (1-3).
The Quakers dropped their first two games of the tournament against Utah State, 87-79, and Davidson, 72-60, before picking up a 71-63 win against Old Dominion.
With just 70 combined collegiate starts on the roster, coach Steve Donahue couldn't have expected things to be easy. It's important then for Penn men's basketball to use its non-conference slate to shake off the rust and develop team chemistry.
In its first four non-conference bouts, Penn men’s basketball has shown very promising signs. The team, though young, has faced adversity on and off the court, dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, racism, and of course, its opponents.
Penn women’s basketball match against the King’s College Monarchs was a tale of two entirely different offenses.
Winter sports are in full swing this weekend, as the last remaining fall sports see their conclusions.
The Quakers’ first home game at the Palestra in nearly two years was impressive across the board.
After a 43-point victory at Hartford on Sunday, Penn women’s basketball returned to the Palestra for its first home game of the season, defeating King’s College 91-55.
On Sunday, the Quakers tipped off the 2021-22 season in West Hartford, Conn. against Hartford.
Sophomore guard Jordan Dingle scored 24 points to lead the Quakers to their first win in 614 days.
Opening their season at the University of Hartford, the 2019-20 Ivy League runners-up looked the part of a team with something to prove in the upcoming season.
On Friday night, Penn wasn't able to notch its first win of the season, falling to George Mason, 87-66.
It seems that Penn men’s basketball may have left a piece of itself in Tallahassee, Fla. this Wednesday.