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01/27/13 11:15pm

Q&A: Penn basketball recruit Matt Howard fuses skill and smarts

Highlight reels show that Matt Howard can finish at the rim with an emphatic dunk. But according to ESPN, his offensive prowess truly lies in his well-developed mid-range game and disciplined decision-making. Perhaps his high basketball I.Q. should come as no surprise for a player with multiple AP courses under his belt.
01/24/13 10:38pm
If Penn wants to find success in Ivy League play, Miles Cartwright will have to continue to take control.
01/24/13 10:26pm
To coach Jerome Allen, his teammates and definitely in his own eyes, Brooks should look to be more aggressive as he works back from his knee injury.
01/23/13 11:01pm
There’s one change that should have been made before the game started that would have given the Quakers their first Big 5 win of the season: more Patrick Lucas-Perry.
01/23/13 9:06pm
The Quakers held the Khalif Wyatt in check and chugged along with small leads until the 5:25 mark when Wyatt hit yet another trey and gave Temple a 66-64 lead it would not relinquish.
01/23/13 12:19am
Khalif Wyatt has learned how to take over basketball games with his head and the results have shown.
01/22/13 11:15pm
Wednesday night at the Liacouras Center, Temple coach Fran Dunphy and his former player, Penn coach Jerome Allen, will be facing each other for the fourth time in Allen’s four years.
01/22/13 11:08pm
With the Big 5 slowly moving away from the Palestra, each school needs to evaluate where the Cathedral fits in Big 5 basketball.
01/21/13 10:24pm
Watching Nelson-Henry Saturday against the Hawks, it was easy to see why the center earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors after his efforts versus St. Joe’s and his first career double-double at NJIT on Thursday.
01/19/13 7:11pm
Quakers allowed 11 three-pointers in loss to their Big Five rivals, despite Darien Nelson-Henry’s 17 points
01/17/13 10:04pm
Penn held NJIT to just 27.7 percent shooting from the field, a season-best for the Quakers’ defense, as they took a 54–53 victory at the Fleisher Center on Thursday night.
01/17/13 12:05am
The Quakers are just 2-13 and have yet to win a road game this season. Penn will seek its first road win and 1700th win as a program Thursday night against the NJIT Highlanders (9-8) at the Fleisher Athletic Center.
01/16/13 11:58pm
In his four years as an assistant coach at NJIT, Bowman played a large role in helping the program achieve respectability — going from 1-30 in his first season to 15-15 and 15-17 in his third and fourth seasons, respectively.
01/15/13 11:49pm
Tuesday, Penn Athletic Director Steve Bilsky gave a vote of confidence to coach Jerome Allen despite the fact that the Quakers could still end up with their worst record in the Ivy League era, since Penn is now 2-13 on the season.
01/15/13 9:24pm
In his first year of college basketball, freshman center Darien Nelson-Henry has quietly transformed his game, embracing a foreign role under head coach Jerome Allen’s philosophy.
01/15/13 8:26pm
Just a season ago — though it may seem far longer to fans — Penn finished a respectable 20-13, including 11-3 in Ivy League play. In investigating the Quakers’ collapse this year, the first question should be, what’s changed for the worse since?
01/14/13 7:39pm
Size matchups have been a problem for the Red and Blue all season, especially as junior forward and captain Fran Dougherty has been sidelined with mononucleosis for the past five games.
01/12/13 9:00pm
All season, the Quakers have been turnover-prone, and Saturday was an example of how nothing has been done about that issue. After Princeton’s resounding defeat of the Quakers, it’s clear who needs to step up.
01/12/13 7:45pm
Princeton (7-7) dispatched Penn (2-13), 65-53, with a barrage of three-pointers from junior guard T.J. Bray and greater overall efficiency from the field.
01/11/13 12:48am
The Quakers caught a lot of flak for their drug violations, in addition to their woeful season record, but now they can make it all go away by doing just one thing. Beat Princeton.