Following the Quakers’ 83-77 loss to Lafayette Saturday night, Penn basketball coach Jerome Allen said the 2013-14 edition of the Quakers are sorting out who they are.
Four games into the 2014-15 season, it is time for Penn basketball to hit the road.
Against a more experienced and talented Lafayette squad that was hot from the start, Penn made an impressive comeback effort that put its full potential on display despite ultimately falling short, 83-77.
Despite a furious second-half rally, the Quakers fell to 0-3 on the year, losing to Lafayette, 83-77, to finish a three-game season-opening homestand.
The Quakers were down by double digits soon within seven minutes of tip-off and struggled to hang with Lafayette, finding themselves down, 45-30, at the half.
Welcome back to the Palestra for the end of a three-game homestand to start Penn basketball's season.
However, there will be at least one man in the Palestra on Saturday who has been a part of an incredible amount of Quakers success: Lafayette head coach Fran O’Hanlon.
Penn basketball will look for its first win on Saturday, so we decided to look at three keys to victory for the Red and Blue against Lafayette.
Fans can hate on Nelson-Henry and Louis for their lack of consistency all they want but at the end of the day, they are what keeps Penn from having to go to a frontcourt of only freshmen with sophomore forward Dylan Jones out for the game in street clothes.
The one constant between both Penn men's and women's basketball coming out of the weekend are the growing pains that come with young squads.
Penn men’s basketball couldn’t pull out the win in regulation and in overtime, and Delaware State put together the plays when it needed to as the Hornets won, 77-75.
We are going over/under with Penn basketball as the Quakers take on Delaware State. Enjoy.
So what are you going to do this Saturday? Homework? No! Watching Netflix? No! How about going to the Palestra to root for your men’s basketball team?
Right now, Penn basketball’s Darien Nelson-Henry is the big man on campus. But that's nothing new for him.
After an offseason of turmoil, change and speculation, there’s nothing more that Penn basketball would like to do than to just get on the court and play.
No. 25 Harvard Crimson
Last Season: 27-5, 13-1 Ivy
Coach: Tommy Amaker, 8th season, 139-70, 67-31 Ivy
Ivy League Media Poll predicted finish: 1st
Last Ivy League Title: 2013-2014
Will win if: They can stay healthy and play up to expectations (or anywhere close). Wesley Saunders and Siyani Chambers give the Crimson one of the nation's best backcourts.
Will lose if: The team’s lack of backcourt depth comes back to haunt it while the team’s frontcourt depth turns out to be more quantity than quality.
Last year vs.
Penn basketball is hard at work preparing for its opener against MEAC foe Delaware State on Saturday night.
This year, outside expectations are virtually nil for the Quakers. And they like it that way.
Understandably, the team wants to stress the process and not the results this year. That makes perfect sense with a young roster that was projected to finish seventh in the Ancient Eight in the Ivy preseason poll. But there will need to be results this year alongside the all-important process.
Starting in May of this year, there was a new presence around Penn basketball as Quakers alum Nat Graham joined Jerome Allen’s staff as a new assistant coach. And with Graham came a new buzz word: Tremendous.