It was senior night at the Palestra on Saturday night. Unfortunately for Penn basketball there wasn’t much more to cheer about after the opening tip as the Quakers would go on to lose to Columbia, 93-65.
Tremendous hands on defense catalyzed a game-opening 12-0 run for the Quakers, and Penn never looked back from there, leading for all 40 minutes en route to a 79-67 win and a season sweep of the Big Red.
ITHACA — This was certainly a situation they aren’t used to. For the first time in Ivy play, Penn women’s basketball found itself trailing at the half, down, 29-25, at Cornell on Friday.
The rest of the Ivy League is running out of chances to stop Penn women’s basketball.
Nine games into 14-Game Tournament, the Quakers (20-3, 9-0 Ivy) remain perfect — and only Princeton has even kept the game to single digits with a 50-48 decision on Jan.
They say there’s no “I” in team; all players are created equal.
But Penn men’s basketball will be soon be reminded that some players are more equal than others, as the Quakers will take on four of the conference’s top players when Cornell and Columbia visit the Palestra this weekend.
The Red and Blue will first square off with the Cornell (9-15, 2-8) on Friday night.
Nelson-Henry has as dominating of a presence as life allows.
Led by former Penn graduate student and current Penn math professor Nakia Rimmer, the Penn Basketball Analytics Group is in its first year of operation.
Penn basketball topped Brown by a score of 79-74 on Friday night at the Palestra before falling 79-58 to first-place Yale on Saturday.
On Friday, Penn women’s basketball struggled to find the basket. On Saturday, they seemed incapable of doing anything but.
And yet both games they cruised to double-digit victories.
It was a tough test for the Quakers. And unfortunately, it wasn't curved.
Penn basketball fell 79-58 to first-place Yale (18-6, 9-1 Ivy) on Saturday night at the Palestra.
Behind a career-best 25 points from senior guard Kasey Chambers and a first-half team offensive performance for the record books, the Red and Blue cruised to its ninth straight Ancient Eight victory, topping the Bulldogs 77-59
Well, this is a pleasant surprise.
At halftime, Penn men’s basketball trails Ivy-League leading Yale by only five points as the Eli lead, 37-32.
This one was closer than it should have been.
After struggling to gain separation early in the contest, Penn women’s basketball extended its perfect run through the Ivy League, defeating Brown on the road, 69-59, on Friday.
They say basketball is a team sport.
Penn basketball proved that axiom true on Friday, as they downed Brown, 79-74, in a well-rounded effort that featured five different players scoring in double figures.
They say that the second time’s the charm.
Friday night, Columbia Athletics’ website featured the banner headline “Lions Become First Ivy Team To Score 50 Against Quakers Despite 71-51 Loss.”
It was a pretty accurate summation of how the first half of Ivy play has gone for Penn women’s basketball.
Penn isn’t going to win the Ivy title.
It was fairly apparent from before the season even started, and halfway through the Ivy slate it’s even more apparent.
ITHACA, N.Y. — Steve Donahue went back to Newman Arena on Saturday and walked away with another win — this time for a different team.
The first-year Penn basketball coach returned to his old stomping grounds at Cornell as the Quakers handed the Big Red a 92-84 defeat just a day after falling at Columbia, 63-53.
Three Ivy League doubleheader weekends, three sweeps, and a win against each of the seven other Ivies. You can’t ask for a better start to conference play.
Three Ivy League doubleheader weekends, three sweeps, and a 7-0 record in conference play.