Although the team lost by 15 to a talented Villanova squad, deputy sports editor Matthew Frank argues that the loss isn’t cause for too much concern, even if there are several things that need to be improved.
With Penn basketball back in action after a year of inactivity, we preview the Big 5 and Penn basketball's chances to take home another Big 5 title. Four out of the five teams begin Big 5 play on Wednesday, Dec. 1.
Now, the team is back in the City of Brotherly Love for the foreseeable future, and it’s gearing up for the next chunk of its season: Big 5 play. On Wednesday night, Donahue’s squad will host the Jay Wright’s Villanova Wildcats, who will enter the contest ranked No. 6 in the AP Poll.
With just 70 combined collegiate starts on the roster, coach Steve Donahue couldn't have expected things to be easy. It's important then for Penn men's basketball to use its non-conference slate to shake off the rust and develop team chemistry.
In its first four non-conference bouts, Penn men’s basketball has shown very promising signs. The team, though young, has faced adversity on and off the court, dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, racism, and of course, its opponents.