Over spring break Penn men’s basketball will be seeing many ends.
Setting career-bests in nearly every statistical category imaginable, the 6-foot-4 junior has seized a central role for Penn, leading a team already surpassed last season’s win total in both conference play and the regular season as a whole.
Penn basketball learned who they are last weekend at the Palestra. More importantly, they learned what they must do to get to where they want to be.
It was senior night at the Palestra on Saturday night. Unfortunately for Penn basketball, there wasn’t much more to cheer about after the opening tip as the Quakers would go on to lose to Columbia, 93-65.
It was senior night at the Palestra on Saturday night. Unfortunately for Penn basketball there wasn’t much more to cheer about after the opening tip as the Quakers would go on to lose to Columbia, 93-65.
Tremendous hands on defense catalyzed a game-opening 12-0 run for the Quakers, and Penn never looked back from there, leading for all 40 minutes en route to a 79-67 win and a season sweep of the Big Red.
They say there’s no “I” in team; all players are created equal.
But Penn men’s basketball will be soon be reminded that some players are more equal than others, as the Quakers will take on four of the conference’s top players when Cornell and Columbia visit the Palestra this weekend.
The Red and Blue will first square off with the Cornell (9-15, 2-8) on Friday night.
Nelson-Henry has as dominating of a presence as life allows.
Led by former Penn graduate student and current Penn math professor Nakia Rimmer, the Penn Basketball Analytics Group is in its first year of operation.
Penn basketball topped Brown by a score of 79-74 on Friday night at the Palestra before falling 79-58 to first-place Yale on Saturday.
It was a tough test for the Quakers. And unfortunately, it wasn't curved.
Penn basketball fell 79-58 to first-place Yale (18-6, 9-1 Ivy) on Saturday night at the Palestra.
Well, this is a pleasant surprise.
At halftime, Penn men’s basketball trails Ivy-League leading Yale by only five points as the Eli lead, 37-32.
They say basketball is a team sport.
Penn basketball proved that axiom true on Friday, as they downed Brown, 79-74, in a well-rounded effort that featured five different players scoring in double figures.
They say that the second time’s the charm.
Penn isn’t going to win the Ivy title.
It was fairly apparent from before the season even started, and halfway through the Ivy slate it’s even more apparent.
ITHACA, N.Y. — Steve Donahue went back to Newman Arena on Saturday and walked away with another win — this time for a different team.
The first-year Penn basketball coach returned to his old stomping grounds at Cornell as the Quakers handed the Big Red a 92-84 defeat just a day after falling at Columbia, 63-53.
In the first-year Penn coach’s return to Cornell, where he coached for a decade, Penn defeated Cornell, 92-84, to give Donahue his first win against his former program.
NEW YORK – Midway through the second half on Friday, despite having gone down by 11 after halftime, Penn basketball managed to whittle its deficit against Columbia down to a single point.
That’s as close as the Quakers would get.
There’s nothing quite like catching up with old friends.
This weekend, Penn basketball coach Steve Donahue will face off against Cornell — a team he coached for a decade — part of a back-to-back road set also featuring a trip to Columbia, which will be the Quakers’ third Ivy weekend of the season.
As the winter sports start to head down the final stretch, we discussed which Penn Athletics team has the most critical games this upcoming weekend.