The loss marks the Quakers’ third straight and the seventh loss of the season by 17 points or more
Night? Over. The Ivy League title race? Eliminated from contention. Nothing
left to play for? Not quite.
The Daily Pennsylvanian reached out to several prominent donors and members of the Penn Athletics Board of Overseers for their reactions to the state of Penn basketball.
Allen Iverson and Jerome Allen shared an NBA court once. Both had similar dreams, but only one is still being lived.
No more chances for this class of Quakers to rejuvenate the Red and Blue faithful at the Palestra. No more opportunities to get fans believing instead of grieving at the Cathedral again.
Despite a spirited effort to kick off Saturday night's game, Penn simply could not stop Sears or any other part of the Bulldogs balanced attack.
The bad, the ugly and what little good there was from Penn basketball's matchup with Brown
In a game where Penn missed 11 foul shots, the Quakers performance was nothing but laughable.
Penn could not overcome another barrage of turnovers and poor free throw shooting.
With their postseason hopes all but gone, the Quakers will host Brown and Yale this weekend, hoping to pick up a sweep in the final Palestra home games for Miles Jackson-Cartwright, Fran Dougherty, Dau Jok, Steve Rennard and Cameron Gunter .
Thanks to Cotton’s tremendous growth on the basketball court, the Bulldogs are in position to earn a postseason appearance for only the second time since the 2002 team earned a trip to the NIT after finishing second in a three-team playoff.
And while Penn still took care of the Big Green on Saturday,
Friday night was a clear display of a new hierarchy in the Ivy League: Harvard ...
and everyone else.
With Yale faltering at Columbia, the Crimson gained sole possession of first place in the Ivy League with a weekend sweep of Penn and Princeton.
Over the course of the Quakers Ivy League slate, it's become evident that Penn seems to be the athletic embodiment of both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
It was the game Henry Brooks was always meant to have. All of the Penn junior forward’s best attributes were on display. The active hands. The deft touch inside. And most of all, the nasty attitude on defense.
I’d like to imagine a world where Penn coach Jerome Allen and Harvard coach Tommy
Amaker switched jobs for the past two weeks, and then faced each other
yesterday.Talent wise, Harvard and Penn aren’t so different - the
Crimson have the edge, but not one that explains 20 and 30-point wins.
Penn women’s basketball went up to Cambridge, Mass. on Friday night and beat Harvard, 63-50. It was the first time Penn (17-5, 7-1 Ivy) beat the Crimson (17-6, 7-2) on the road in 10 years and paved the way for a first-place tie between Penn and Princeton, who faces Harvard on Saturday.
Harvard guard Siyani Chambers' passing display left the Quakers flat-footed and ultimately defeated.
Following two grueling defeats at the hands of Yale and Brown last weekend, the Red and Blue return home for another Ivy doubleheader, this time against Harvard and Dartmouth.
Seven years ago, Harvard basketball was little more than an idea. And seven years later, the results are undeniable: five straight 20-win seasons, three straight Ivy League titles and the first NCAA tournament victory in program history.