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03/02/13 12:04am
It’s pretty clear Penn’s level of irritation has reached the boiling point. In fact, it’s not just boiling, it’s overflowing. And it’s pretty clear why.
03/01/13 9:05pm
At the Palestra Friday night, the Big Green overtook the Quakers, 69-64, in a game that went down to the wire.
02/27/13 10:58pm
The Quakers enter this weekend’s home games against Dartmouth (6-18, 2-8) and Harvard (17-7, 9-1) with the only reasonable goal in mind of playing for pride — and for next season.
02/26/13 9:33pm
On Monday, Maria Reyes Garcia-Pellon, charged with the stabbing of her husband, former Penn basketball center Matt White, was declared competent to stand trial and waived her preliminary hearing.
02/24/13 10:09pm
The shots weren’t falling for either team Saturday night against Columbia, yet the Quakers still had a big loss. As the game fell apart in the second half, the Red and Blue just lacked composure.
02/23/13 9:20pm
After a 79-71 win over Cornell Friday night, the Quakers couldn’t get past a Columbia team which had lost seven of its previous eight games, losing to the Lions, 58-41.
02/22/13 11:11pm
Tony Hicks already has the flash and flair to make himself look good. That said, it will be his ability to make his teammates look good too that will determine whether Penn reclaims the Ivy crown in his time.
02/22/13 8:56pm
The Red and Blue were able to jump to a lead early in the second half that would set the tone for the rest of the game, clinching the game at Cornell, 79-71.
02/21/13 9:27pm
The Penn men’s basketball team begins its second go-round through the Ivy League this weekend, traveling to New York to take on Cornell and Columbia with the opportunity to atone for previous mistakes.
02/19/13 8:51pm
McLaughlin’s women’s hoops team has steadily improved in the past three years,culminating in this year’s victory over the Crimson and 5-2 Ivy record. Meanwhile, Allen’s 6-18 men’s basketball team has disappointed this season.
02/19/13 8:44pm
With Penn struggling to find its way in the Ivy League this season, it’s easy to start looking towards next year’s team. The DP spoke with Class of 2017 recruit Tony Bagtas as his team prepared for states.
02/19/13 12:24am

DPOSTM Ivy Hoops Power Rankings: Feb. 19

In a league that has quickly become characterized by existential crisis-inducing mediocrity, one team has stood out: Harvard. Click on the interactive teams’ logos to read about their performance and see their historical rankings.
02/18/13 8:35pm
We’re halfway through the Ancient Eight schedule, and if Penn expects to be regarded as a team to watch next season, it will have to do much more than win the games against worse competition.
02/16/13 9:52pm
Penn trailed by 12 at the half but came back to seal a 67-57 victory over Dartmouth, its second road win of the season. The Quakers played 20 minutes of their best basketball in the second half, shooting 16-for-21 (76.2 percent) from the field.
02/15/13 9:43pm

Harvard stymies Penn basketball, 73-54

The Quakers couldn’t make a dent in the Crimson’s lead after the early going and easily fell to Harvard at Lavietes Pavilion, 73-54.
02/14/13 9:24pm
When the Red and Blue (5-17, 2-3 Ivy) confront Harvard (13-7, 5-1) Friday in Cambridge, Mass., the Quakers will look for Cartwright to score early and often.
02/13/13 10:33pm
Even without Fran Dougherty and with Darien Nelson-Henry coming off of a low-grade MCL sprain, the Quakers should still have an advantage in the paint against the Crimson.
02/12/13 11:41pm
Matthew White, 1979 College graduate and starting center on Penn’s 1979 Final Four men’s basketball team, was stabbed to death in his Delaware County home Monday morning.
02/12/13 9:19pm
After he fell, Fran Dougherty was in shock, his body tensing up as he quickly grabbed for his elbow. He couldn’t see the dislocation, but he heard a snap and knew something was wrong.
02/12/13 9:11pm
Months before entering into his senior season at Flint Powers, sophomore Patrick Lucas-Perry was flying high, with dreams of playing an hour away from home in Spartan green. But after an ACL injury, those dreams had to change.