Penn men’s basketball was never out of the fight against St. Joseph’s. The players lasted the full twelve rounds.
The Red and Blue couldn’t escape an early 15-point deficit Friday, staging a furious comeback before coming up short to St. Joseph’s in a 78-71 loss at the Palestra. With the defeat, the Quakers’ remain winless in the season’s most important games, as they are a combined 0-6 in Big 5 and Ivy League play.
One item of note is that Saturday night’s game at the Palestra actually counts as an away game for the Red and Blue, while the Hawks play the role of hosts. It’s unclear yet whether that will have any real impact, but because of the cross-city rivalry, both sides will surely have crowds there to neutralize any home court advantage for either side.
A tumultuous January for Penn men’s basketball continues with your classic “good news-bad news” situation.
The good news: star guard Antonio Woods has been reinstated to the school and will be able to help the Penn basketball program once again.
The bad news: he won’t be taking the floor until next season.
Penn men's basketball coach Steve Donahue is not one to overreact. But after losing both legs of a weekend doubleheader, things are going from bad to worse for the Quakers in conference play.
Penn men's basketball coach Steve Donahue is not one to overreact.
But after losing both legs of a weekend doubleheader, things are going from bad to worse for the Quakers (6-8, 0-3 Ivy) in conference play.
Penn men’s basketball had their moments, but never looked truly capable of taking down Ivy foes Yale in their 68-60 loss on Friday night.
The Red and Blue never led in the game, and it was defense that kept them in the contest early. However, as the game wore on, the lack of offense and second-chance points doomed any hopes of a Penn comeback.
In a heartbreaking loss at Ivy League favorite Princeton on Saturday, Penn men’s basketball proved that it could compete with the league’s finest.
The next step for coach Steve Donahue’s squad? Showing it can beat the best.
While most of us were off relaxing over winter break, Penn sports teams were busy at work. Our editors debate: Which team had the best winter break?
Penn men's basketball opened up its season against Princeton on Saturday, and it didn't take long for it to get back to full intensity. Here are our first-ever stars of the game, as well as other important takeaways.
You know those times when no matter what you do, even if you do almost everything right, things just don’t quite seem to work out in your favor?
Penn men’s basketball had one of those nights when it traveled up to Princeton on Saturday night.
Out with the old and in with the new.
The 2016 portion of the Penn men’s basketball season is over, and with it the bulk of the non-conference schedule.
Everything looks better from above .500.
Penn men’s basketball topped visiting Fairfield, 74-68, today in its second and final winter break home matchup. Freshman AJ Brodeur led the Quakers to a hard-fought victory with a career-high 27 points.
Only 0.6 miles separate the basketball facilities of Penn and Drexel, and somehow that proximity is reflected on the scoreboard whenever the two teams play.
Penn men’s basketball will take a vacation over the next few weeks, with its next game coming December 28 against Drexel at the Palestra.
All season long, Penn men's basketball appeared to be on the verge of improvement in coach Steve Donahue’s second year in charge, but the Quakers still needed that signature win to prove to the college basketball world that they were for real.
Thanks to a breakout performance from junior Sam Jones, that big-time victory is in the books.
Sports Editor-elect Jonathan Pollack:
For me, the best part of Penn Athletics this year was sprint football winning its first outright CSFL title since 2000, so the best moment should come from that season.
With 8:42 remaining in the second half, junior guard Darnell Foreman’s jumper put Penn within two points of George Mason at 57-55.
Between that moment and senior guard Matt Howard’s free throw with 3:07 left, the Quakers scored zero points on nine missed shots and a turnover.
It was poetic, almost, the transfer of dominance.
After senior guard Matt Howard lit things up in the first half, scoring 12 of Penn’s first 15 points, freshman forward AJ Brodeur took over in the second period, tallying 16 of his 22 after intermission.