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Basketball

01/20/16 1:32am
Behind the efforts of former Penn Athletic Director and current Big 5 executive director Steve Bilsky, a “Big 5 Classic” doubleheader will return to 33rd Street tonight in a celebratory event to honor the 60th anniversary of the group’s inception.
01/19/16 1:06am
It isn’t always pretty. Coming off of a big win over Princeton last weekend, the Quakers came out flat against La Salle before fighting off a late comeback en route to a 78-68 win on Martin Luther King Day.
01/17/16 3:58pm
They’re off to the best start in school history. Let’s see if they can keep it going.
01/13/16 1:33am
2016 has already been a noteworthy year for two Penn basketball players no longer with the team.
01/13/16 1:31am
From the warmup, you could tell that something was special about this Penn basketball game. The Palestra crowd, often all too sparse in recent years, was today sizeable, raucous and often on their feet.
01/09/16 9:02pm
Freshmen play clutch minutes in near-victory
01/09/16 6:44pm
By any conventional metric, the matchup between Penn women's basketball and Princeton on Saturday was anything but aesthetically pleasing.
01/09/16 5:54pm
It was that very defense that held Princeton coach Courtney Banghart’s squad to 48 points as Penn women’s basketball downed the Tigers to open Ivy play, 50-48, at the Palestra on Saturday.
01/09/16 12:56pm
Penn basketball guard Antonio Woods has been declared ineligible for the remainder of the season.
01/06/16 3:39pm
On Tuesday, The Daily Pennsylvanian confirmed that Hicks had elected to play his final season at Louisville in 2016-17. We spoke to Hicks by phone Wednesday afternoon.
01/05/16 9:56pm
Tony Hicks, the former Penn basketball star who was slated to serve as a team captain in his final season with the Quakers before leaving the program in October, will transfer to Louisville.
01/05/16 7:51pm
For Penn women’s basketball, getting to Hawaii was more than just making sure they’ve got 35 tickets to paradise.
01/03/16 5:11am
The Quakers used a solid defensive performance to grab a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter before holding off a late Rainbow Warriors' run in a 64-54 win.
01/02/16 5:16pm
The 80-45 win was the largest margin of victory for the Red and Blue since the 2005-06 season, when the then-Fran Dunphy-led Quakers demolished Cornell by 40
12/31/15 10:07pm
There was no trouble in paradise for Penn women’s basketball. Traveling to Laie, Hawaii, to take on BYU-Hawaii in the first of two contests on in the Aloha State, the Quakers led from start to finish on Thursday, downing the Seasiders, 73-41. Although both teams got off to a slow start offensively, the Red and Blue’s defense was absolutely stifling, holding BYU-Hawaii (4-5) to a paltry three points in the first quarter.
12/28/15 9:03pm
Against No. 17 Villanova, Penn was overwhelmed in the first half of a 77-57 loss and never fully recovered.
12/22/15 10:56pm
In the world of Philadelphia basketball, 33rd Street has belonged to Drexel since 2006. Following Tuesday evening, by the slimmest of margins, the road will remain Dragon territory.
12/21/15 5:14pm
It was business as usual for what is looking like a title-challenging team. Penn women’s basketball demolished a one-woman Wagner show Monday night, winning 78-50.
12/19/15 6:49pm
In the wise words of Dorothy, there’s no place like home. And while Philadelphia may be not Kansas, no words have been truer in the crosstown matchup between Penn and Drexel women's basketball. Coming into Saturday’s edition of the Battle for 33rd Street, the home team had won the past five games.