Penn men’s basketball has notched yet another unlikely 'first': Big 5 champions, for the first time in seventeen years.
After dropping their first two Ivy League games against Princeton, Penn men’s basketball responded with a hard-fought win over Temple to clinch at least a share of the Big 5 title.
The former Penn and current Temple basketball coach has been synonymous with the Big 5 and Philadelphia basketball since he was scorching defenses for La Salle back in the late 60s.
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Dropping their last four games, two in overtime, the Quakers have a lot of figuring out to do before they face Big 5 opponent Temple on the road this Saturday.
Penn will travel to New Jersey to play the Tigers on Saturday, and next week the Quakers will return to Philadelphia to host their Ivy League foe on Jan. 12. On the surface, this scheduling doesn’t seem to make much sense; looking deeper doesn’t reveal any solid justification either.
In a back-and-forth overtime thriller, Penn men’s basketball fell to a previously winless Monmouth team at the Palestra, 76-74.
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The Quakers struggled to score throughout the game, ultimately losing to Toledo, 77-45. One of the biggest reasons for the Quakers’ tribulations was an early injury to freshman forward Michael Wang.
Penn rolled and held on to defeat New Mexico on Saturday afternoon in Albuquerque by a score of 75-65.
This is the grittiest team I’ve ever seen. Everything they do is gritty. The way in which the Quakers came up with two of the biggest wins in their career in a span of a week made me sure of it — Penn men’s basketball is the grittiest team in Philadelphia.
If the Quakers keep this up — or even if they don’t blow away Ivy opponents, but at least grind out results well enough to make it through — then fans could be clearing their calendars for mid-March. Hell, maybe even April.
Penn men’s basketball pulled off the upset against No. 17 Villanova at the Palestra on Tuesday night. While the two teams went back and forth to start the contest, the Quakers (9-2) controlled much of the second half, never trailing at any point.
Could this be the year the Quakers break the losing streak? It very well might be — the reigning national champion Wildcats have shown major vulnerabilities early on this season, and Penn is off to its best start in years.
Even though he’s a freshman, this 6-foot-10 forward is impossible to ignore on the basketball court. Now, the Ivy League and the Big 5 are honoring him off of it.
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Despite only playing for a total of 42 minutes in games against Miami (Fla.) and La Salle this week, Wang was a force on offense, leading the Quakers in scoring in both contests.
Aided by four players in double figures scoring, Penn took an 83-65 victory to keep its four-game win streak alive entering Tuesday’s showdown against Villanova.