No matter what Penn basketball accomplishes -- or doesn't accomplish -- this year, every single narrative surrounding the program will tie into the degree of proverbial heat underneath the chair of a certain coach in his fifth full season.
It seems that there are four constants in the world today (to borrow a frequently posted tweet from CBS college basketball insider Jon Rothstein): Death.
For Penn women’s basketball, the difference between the first half and the second half of Friday’s game was night and day.
Penn women’s basketball may be coming off of a loss in its last game, but there are a couple streaks coach Mike McLaughlin's squad will be eager to continue when it takes the court against Hampton on Friday night at the Palestra.
Following a heartbreaking loss to Wagner on Saturday, the Quakers managed to rebound with strong performances from its pair of star juniors to notch their first victory of the season against Navy, 57-46.
We take an in-depth look at Penn's upcoming matchup with Navy.
The Red and Blue (0-5) are slated to travel to Annapolis, Md. to take on Navy, one of the slowest-paced teams in the entire country.
Penn fell to Lafayette on Tuesday night, 60-57. The Quakers (3-2) were unable to execute on offense in the second half to overcome an overpowering performance by Lafayette forward Emily Homan.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The past two seasons, Penn basketball has come up short against Wagner when it mattered most, failing to execute with the game on the line and then coming up short in overtime.
But this year’s 64-61 loss to the Seahawks hurts so much more.
The Quakers came out like gangbusters in this one, shooting 11-for-18 in the first half.
In the final few minutes, the Quakers came undone, unable to come away from the road tilt with their first win of the year as the Seahawks took the victory, 64-61. Penn committed 22 turnovers, including a key turnover in the final minute of the game.
From the opening tip, Penn basketball was in an Empire State of mind.
The Quakers came roaring out of the gate, going on a 14-2 run to start the game against Wagner.
Penn basketball has shaken off that Thanksgiving slumber and is taking Staten Island, N.Y. for the day.
In their first Big 5 game of the season, the Quakers were unable to pull it out, falling 76-67 to Temple in a close, foul-filled contest.
The Quakers blitzed New Hampshire on Tuesday night, 74-37, controlling all facets of the game while showing off their depth.
Through the first half, Penn and Temple played a close and physical game, as the Owls take a 44-37 lead into the break.
Four games into the 2014-15 season, it is time for Penn basketball to hit the road.
Against a more experienced and talented Lafayette squad that was hot from the start, Penn made an impressive comeback effort that put its full potential on display despite ultimately falling short, 83-77.
After dismantling La Salle during their home opener on Wednesday, the Red and Blue defeated Navy, 60-51, in Annapolis on Saturday, another impressive victory for the defending Ivy League champs.
Despite a furious second-half rally, the Quakers fell to 0-3 on the year, losing to Lafayette, 83-77, to finish a three-game season-opening homestand.