On the heels of the Quakers' 2015-16 Ivy title, media voters unanimously predicted Penn would win the Ivy title for a third time in four years in the preseason media poll, which was released Tuesday.
On Saturday, both Penn basketball programs offered a glimpse into their state of affairs with the annual Red and Blue Scrimmages at the Palestra.
Last week, the Central Athletic Collegiate Conference announced that Penn women’s basketball coach Mike McLaughlin will be inducted into the conference hall of fame.
When Penn women's basketball coach Mike McLaughlin had to hire a new assistant coach, he didn't have to look far.
Fresh of an Ivy title-winning campaign in 2015-16, Penn women's basketball is going to have to reshape its staff for next season.
While the season may be over for Penn’s basketball teams, the awards keep coming in.
It was a strange moment.
As I walked into the press room at the University of Maryland, I came across a fellow reporter quickly putting on his tie and grabbing his belongings to head down to press row.
“The tip was moved up to 3:43.”
Now, a full day removed from the game and that moment it’s strange to look back.
A 10-seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Quakers took on seventh-seeded Washington at College Park, Md., Saturday, falling in what was largely a tight contest, 65-53.
One word describes Penn women’s basketball coach Mike McLaughlin’s program.
The Quakers fought tooth and nail to emerge victorious from a historically competitive Ivy League.
Penn is having deja vu all over again.
Two years ago, the Quakers beat Princeton on the road to clinch the Ivy League title and then traveled to College Park, Md., to face Texas.
When Penn women’s basketball last won the Ivy League title in 2014, they swept the conference’s postseason awards. This time around, they almost did it again.
The Ivy League Council of Presidents voted to approve a four-team post-season tournament for men’s and women’s basketball.
Penn women’s basketball clinched its second Ivy title in three years with its win over Princeton Tuesday night. And the ride isn’t over yet.
Not long ago, none of this would have seemed possible
It's hard to imagine Kasey Chambers scripting it any better.
Thanks to some clutch play late from its starting guards, Penn women's basketball went into to Princeton's Jadwin Gym and knocked off the Tigers in a winner-take-all matchup for the second time in three seasons.
It was uneventful, but it was a win.
Friday night at the Palestra, Penn women’s basketball moved one game closer to a potential Ivy League championship with a 65-50 win over Dartmouth.
Although the Big Green (12-17, 7-6 Ivy) began scoring after winning the opening tip, a quick trey from sophomore Lauren Whitlatch gave the Quakers (22-4, 11-1) the lead and set the tone for the rest of the evening.
It was the three that carried the Red and Blue on the night — they went 8-for-16 from beyond the arc as Whitlatch sank four of six and guards Anna Ross and Kasey Chambers each added a pair.
“I thought Kasey’s three up top was big,” Penn coach Mike McLaughlin said.
The popular wheel-heeled sneakers of elementary school days are making a comeback among team members.
It’s the last week of the season, and there’s currently a tie for first place. Get your popcorn.