With Jerome Allen out as Penn basketball head coach after Tuesday’s game against Princeton, Athletic Director Grace Calhoun is already on the lookout for a new head coach.
Daily Pennsylvanian: What’s your initial reaction to the news that just broke?
Miles Jackson-Cartwright: I’m shocked.
When Penn men’s basketball took the floor of the Palestra on Saturday night, there were multiple elephants in the room.
We spoke with Penn basketball Class of 2019 recruit Jule Brown about the report that Jerome Allen's firing once the season is over.
Penn Athletics informed basketball coach Jerome Allen that he will be fired after five and a half seasons as Penn basketball’s head coach once the season is over, a source confirmed Saturday afternoon.
There’s no place like home.
Penn basketball has been desperately searching for a victory for exactly a month now, losing five straight games on the road with only a brief return to the Palestra in mid-February.
Penn men’s basketball started Friday with the announcement that junior captain and leading scorer Tony Hicks was been suspended for the weekend’s games against Harvard and Dartmouth.
Matters only became worse from there.
The Quakers suffered a 69-46 slaughter at the hands of the four-time defending champion Crimson at Lavietes Pavilion Friday night, as Harvard won its 7th straight contest and Penn coach Jerome Allen recorded his 100th loss at the helm of the program.
Wesley Saunders led the way for the Crimson (18-5, 8-1 Ivy) with a game-high 15 points while shooting 77.8 percent from the field, and Steve Moundou-Missi added 14 points to go along with four offensive rebounds.
Playing without Hicks, who averages 13.0 points per game, the Quakers (7-15, 2-6) committed just three turnovers in the first half and entered the intermission down, 31-24, in large part due to 14 early second-chance points for the Crimson.
The Red and Blue managed to cut the lead down to 31-28 with 17:23 remaining in the second half, but after that point, the tide turned for good.
Well, this is getting pretty familiar.
On a snowy Boston night at a sold-out Lavietes Pavillion, the Quakers were handed another humbling loss by Harvard, a 69-46 defeat that emphasized just how far Penn is from the Ancient Eight’s top tier.
It was the fourth consecutive loss for the Quakers, with each defeat coming by at least 16 points.
Yale men’s basketball came into the Palestra in first place in the Ivy League. And for 40 minutes, the Elis certainly looked the part.
Penn basketball stood little chance against first-place Yale, falling 75-48 in the Friday night affair.
Columbia obliterated Penn basketball, 83-56, at Levien Gymnasium, using 10 first-half three-pointers and a dominant offensive performance to run Penn out of the gym.
That was ugly... I mean really ugly.
There were no redeeming qualities for Penn basketball’s blowout loss at home against Harvard.
It means that with the game on the line and Alex Mitola in possession of the ball, it wasn’t Dartmouth celebrating a win: It was Penn and that’s something to hang your hat on, at least for one day.
With Penn basketball approaching the midway point in its season, fans and opposing coaches alike seem to think they know what Penn is made of.
But the advanced stats tell the whole story.
There will always be those who are staunch defenders of anti-tournament model for the Ancient Eight, but that’s exactly what it is: ancient.
It isn’t every night that Penn basketball gets to play in front of a sold-out crowd, but Saturday’s game against No. 5 Villanova isn’t an ordinary night.
2015 Cheshire Academy (Ct.) shooting guard Tyler Hamilton verally committed to Penn basketball on Monday, becoming the fifth member of the Quakers' Class of 2019, reports Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop.
Hamilton is a 6-foot-4, 180 pound guard from Norcross, Ga.
This season, the two schools will tip off for the 231st and 232nd time in the historic matchup on dates that are inconvenient for the majority of Penn’s student body. But that is this year. It absolutely shouldn’t become a trend, especially if you want students to be engaged with the best of Penn traditions.
No matter what Penn basketball accomplishes -- or doesn't accomplish -- this year, every single narrative surrounding the program will tie into the degree of proverbial heat underneath the chair of a certain coach in his fifth full season.
It seems that there are four constants in the world today (to borrow a frequently posted tweet from CBS college basketball insider Jon Rothstein): Death.
Following a heartbreaking loss to Wagner on Saturday, the Quakers managed to rebound with strong performances from its pair of star juniors to notch their first victory of the season against Navy, 57-46.