Tuesday night was a success for Penn basketball.
I say that, as one might imagine, for reasons that have nothing to do with what happened on the court.
What can you do when you’re playing against the best team in the country?
Penn basketball had a tough night against No. 2 Villanova, who enforced its status as reigning NCAA champions in a 82-57 mauling at the Palestra on Tuesday.
Back in my freshman year (which indeed calls for the past tense, I swear), Penn basketball hosted Villanova at the Palestra.
Not only did Nexxt Level train Penn sophomore point guard Jake Silpe, but they also worked with Villanova’s sophomore point guard Jalen Brunson. In fact, the two New Jersey natives met regularly for workout sessions over the summer at Nexxt Level’s training facility in South Jersey.
When Kris Jenkins hit a buzzer-beating three to defeat North Carolina and give Villanova the NCAA national championship, the entire city of Philadelphia celebrated. Fast forward eight months, and the Wildcats are 6-0, ranked No. 2 in the country and playing like a team poised for another title run.
On Tuesday night, Penn basketball will be taking on the defending champions and Big 5 rival at the Palestra for the Quakers’ home opener.
After putting themselves in an early hole, a valiant comeback from Penn men’s basketball fell short, resulting in a 70-68 loss at the hands of Navy.
Caleb Wood is adjusting nicely to life with Penn basketball.
The junior transfer dropped 25 points on eight of twelve shooting in just his third game as a member of the Red and Blue.
It sounds paradoxical: Matt MacDonald is, at the same time, a veteran, a captain, and a first-year player.
That is, of course, due to the fact that the junior guard is a transfer.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Penn basketball found its Miami vice: turnovers.
This Saturday, Penn will be facing a very different type of opponent as the Quakers (1-0) will fly down to Miami to take on the Hurricanes (2-0), one of the most highly touted ACC programs.
It was a big week for Penn sports, with three athletes receiving individual awards.
A man listed at 6-foot-11 and 265 pounds is inevitably going to leave some big shoes to fill.
While the sample size is small with only the first game of the post-DNH era underway, it’s fair to say the Red and Blue have found their post presence of the future.
Campaign season is just wrapped up, but another season is just getting started.
Penn men’s basketball will travel to Robert Morris this Friday to kick off its 2016-17 campaign.
The winter sports season is right around the corner. In anticipation, our editors debated: Which team are you most excited to see play?
Sports Editor Tom Nowlan: For me, the answer has got to be men’s hoops.
A year ago, Steve Donahue’s first season as coach saw the Red and Blue overcome the loss of two star players: Tony Hicks sat out his final season of eligibility in order to use it at Louisville while Antonio Woods was ruled academically ineligible in January.
On Saturday, both Penn basketball programs offered a glimpse into their state of affairs with the annual Red and Blue Scrimmages at the Palestra.
A year removed from a fifth-place, 5-9 conference finish, Penn basketball has been tapped to finish fourth in the 2016-17 preseason Ivy League media poll.
Tommy Rothman, Sports Editor, Daily Pennsylvanian: You recently committed to Penn.
Penn men’s basketball unveiled their 2016-17 schedule Monday, and, much like the team, it will look quite a bit different than in past years.
The 27-game schedule features 13 games at the Palestra, including the standard seven versus Ivy opponents.
Men's basketball head coach Steve Donahue officially announced his six Class of 2020 recruits to the team recently to complete the roster for the 2016-17 season.
Or so we thought.
Donahue announced last week via a press release through Penn Athletics that one more addition has been made to the squad, in the form of a transfer student from Lassen Community College in northern California.
Penn basketball hasn’t sent a player to the NBA since 2000.
That player was none other than Ira Bowman, who still frequents the Palestra as assistant coach to the Quakers.