In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, both Penn and women's basketball saw key contributions from bench players, football struggled to hold onto the ball, and men's soccer finished its season the way it knows best.
On Monday, Penn men’s basketball junior forward AJ Brodeur was named Ivy Player of the Week after his dominant performances in the Quakers’ wins this week over George Mason and Rice. Against the Patriots, Brodeur scored 19 points to go along with 10 rebounds and three assists, and against the Owls, he posted 23 points, 6 rebounds, and five assists.
Brodeur was the Red and Blue's shining star this past week, scoring 42 points and picking up 16 rebounds in the team’s two season-opening wins.
There is no doubt that the loss of Betley hurts but that isn’t important because as a unit, a multitude of guards can step up and fill the void left by the sharpshooter.
After leading by just two points through the first half, Penn found its groove in the next 20 minutes of action to soundly defeat Rice 92-76. One similarity between the two periods was the way the Quakers started.
Through 20 minutes of action, the Red and Blue lead Rice 37-35. Penn raced out to an early 17-7 lead through the first few minutes of action, but the Owls showed that they wouldn’t go away.
Penn men’s basketball had perhaps the most eventful season opener in recent memory at George Mason. The Quakers survived all the adversity to eke out a 72-71 win. Here are three takeaways from the first game of the season.
In a very exciting season opener that came down to the final seconds, Penn men’s basketball took down George Mason, 72-71. Even with the win, the biggest story of the night, however, was a major injury to junior guard Ryan Betley.
Take a look at some of the best photos and highlights from last year's men's and women's basketball seasons.
In this special edition of Is Stat So?, take a look at some of the most interesting stats from last year's men's and women's basketball teams. From star players to key team numbers, relive how the Quakers fared a season ago.
While most eyes on Tuesday will be focused on a pair of blue-chip battles pitting Duke versus Kentucky and Kansas versus Michigan State, Penn men’s basketball will also take the floor for the first time this season on the road at George Mason
Who's got the best chance to take Penn men's basketball down? With most of the teams tipping off this week, here's a brief outlook on each of their upcoming seasons.
No longer is he thinking about stabilizing a program left in turmoil after three straight seasons with single-digit win totals under Allen. Now, he’s thinking about something bigger.
When Woods committed to Penn, his plan was to redshirt his freshman football season while he focused on basketball and academics, and then play on both teams as a sophomore.
Both the men’s and women’s squads will be in the thick of the title hunt, and never in the last decade have both teams been simultaneously this good.
Betley operates as one of the top scorers on the team and in the Ivy League. He’s the quiet assassin, the sharpshooter who slowly but surely racks up points.
Brodeur and Rothschild work together to be the engines that power the Red and Blue. With both firing on all cylinders, you’ll be sure to see a lot of their signature handshake, even if you don’t know what it is.
The lunch pail was dreamt up by director of men’s basketball operations Brad Fadem and coach Steve Donahue early in their tenures at Penn. Donahue, with the help of Fadem and the rest of his staff, awards the lunch pail to the hardest working, grittiest player of that day of practice.
Wang is the highest rated recruit so far of coach Steve Donahue’s tenure at Penn, and that pedigree has shown so far in the preseason. Wang has been a standout performer, displaying his immense talent frequently in practices and scrimmages.
The most obvious answer seems to be junior Devon Goodman. After coming off the bench for 3.8 points and 14.0 minutes per game last season, coach Steve Donahue plans to at least open the season with Goodman in the starting five.