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03/14/15 5:03pm
33.2 seconds. Tie game. An NCAA Tournament bid on the line.  In the end, experience trumped all as senior forward Steve Moundou-Missi drained a midrange jumper in the final 10 seconds to help Harvard claim its fourth straight automatic NCAA Tournament bid.
03/13/15 4:05pm
With Harvard and Yale playing a one-game playoff for the Ivy League's NCAA Tournament bid, here's a look at each team's two games against Penn.
03/11/15 2:11am
Person after person, alum after alum, player after player, everyone kept coming up to Jerome Allen.
03/10/15 10:01am
Many of those connected to the program are upset by Allen's firing, especially given his ties to Penn basketball as a standout in the early 1990s.
03/09/15 9:43pm
With Jerome Allen out as Penn basketball head coach after Tuesday’s game against Princeton, Athletic Director Grace Calhoun is already on the lookout for a new head coach.
03/08/15 4:04am
Numbers don’t lie. That’s seems to be the philosophy that Penn Athletic Director Grace Calhoun employed on Monday when she informed Jerome Allen that he will not be retained as Penn basketball head coach.
03/07/15 9:10pm
When Penn men’s basketball took the floor of the Palestra on Saturday night, there were multiple elephants in the room.
03/07/15 7:04pm
Following nearly six seasons at the helm of Penn basketball, Jerome Allen will not return to the program next season.
03/07/15 4:16pm

Penn basketball recruit Jule Brown speaks about Jerome Allen's firing

We spoke with Penn basketball Class of 2019 recruit Jule Brown about the report that Jerome Allen's firing once the season is over.
03/07/15 3:11pm
Penn Athletics informed basketball coach Jerome Allen that he will be fired after five and a half seasons as Penn basketball’s head coach once the season is over, a source confirmed Saturday afternoon.
03/07/15 12:36am
There’s no place like home. Penn basketball has been desperately searching for a victory for exactly a month now, losing five straight games on the road with only a brief return to the Palestra in mid-February.
03/04/15 11:13pm
The numbers tell the story: Penn basketball has been anything but successful in Ivy League play this season. In the midst of a seven-game losing streak, the Quakers have only three contests remaining before wrapping up their 2014-15 campaign.
03/02/15 11:10pm
Early in the Ivy League season, Penn basketball nearly lost one of its freshman phenoms to injury.
02/28/15 7:44pm
Already written off as bound for last place in the Ivy League, Penn basketball came oh-so-close to pulling off an upset on Yale that would have sent the conference into chaos.
02/27/15 7:44pm
Staring at the ultimate humiliation of a 20+ point loss to Brown, Penn basketball relied on an unlikely group of characters to give itself a chance. It still wasn’t enough.
02/21/15 9:43pm
When Penn basketball met Dartmouth at the Palestra on Jan. 30, the Quakers picked up their first Ivy win of the season largely because they limited Big Green guard Alex Mitola to six points. On Saturday, the Red and Blue were nowhere near as lucky. In a game that featured 11 lead changes, Dartmouth rode 15 second-half points from Mitola and managed to surmount Penn's largest lead of the game with a clutch 17-6 run late in the contest, one that allowed the Big Green to pull away with a 67-62 win.
02/20/15 11:07pm
Penn men’s basketball started Friday with the announcement that junior captain and leading scorer Tony Hicks was been suspended for the weekend’s games against Harvard and Dartmouth. Matters only became worse from there. The Quakers suffered a 69-46 slaughter at the hands of the four-time defending champion Crimson at Lavietes Pavilion Friday night, as Harvard won its 7th straight contest and Penn coach Jerome Allen recorded his 100th loss at the helm of the program. Wesley Saunders led the way for the Crimson (18-5, 8-1 Ivy) with a game-high 15 points while shooting 77.8 percent from the field, and Steve Moundou-Missi added 14 points to go along with four offensive rebounds. Playing without Hicks, who averages 13.0 points per game, the Quakers (7-15, 2-6) committed just three turnovers in the first half and entered the intermission down, 31-24, in large part due to 14 early second-chance points for the Crimson. The Red and Blue managed to cut the lead down to 31-28 with 17:23 remaining in the second half, but after that point, the tide turned for good.
02/20/15 11:03pm
Well, this is getting pretty familiar. On a snowy Boston night at a sold-out Lavietes Pavillion, the Quakers were handed another humbling loss by Harvard, a 69-46 defeat that emphasized just how far Penn is from the Ancient Eight’s top tier. It was the fourth consecutive loss for the Quakers, with each defeat coming by at least 16 points.
02/19/15 12:27am
Looking into the eyes of a four game road streak against a crew of Ivy foes, Penn men’s basketball — owner of the longest active losing streak in the Ivy League — is hoping a change of scenery will improve their fortunes. While a loss to Yale last weekend was not unexpected, a 75-48 point loss is always hard to chew and a defeat at the hands of cellar-dwelling Brown the next day didn’t ease the Quakers’ pain. Since Penn’s thrilling victory over Cornell on Feb.
02/14/15 9:50pm
Penn basketball — like most of Brown’s opponents — thought it could beat the Bears by limiting their powerful forwards, Rafael Maia and Cedric Kuakumensah. JR Hobbie begged to differ.