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Women's Basketball

01/28/16 12:26am
The Red and Blue will get a chance this weekend to rebound from a tough loss. But with non-conference play having reached its end, the next loss could be devastating. Penn women's basketball (12-3, 1-0 Ivy) will play host to Yale (11-8, 2-0) on Friday and Brown (12-4, 0-2) on Saturday in the Quakers' first Ivy doubleheader of the season.
01/27/16 1:59am
Vince Lombardi once said, “Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.” But I have to disagree with the football legend on this one — at least in the context of Penn basketball. On Tuesday night, Penn women’s basketball lost to Villanova, 66-46, in what undoubtedly was its worst performance of an otherwise stellar season.
01/27/16 12:55am
If you’re going to beat Penn women’s basketball, you’re going to need to hit the treys. And that's exactly what Villanova did. As the Wildcats rained down threes, the Quakers offered little in response as their Big 5 title hopes dissipated on Tuesday, falling 66-46 at the Pavilion. The game didn’t look like it would be ugly at the start.
01/26/16 1:42am
Despite reports in December that the Ivy League was on the verge of announcing a postseason tournament to crown a conference champion, the actual pace of action seems to be a good deal slower.
01/26/16 1:42am
For me, it’s a no-brainer. The Ivy League needs a conference tournament for basketball. When you look at Ivy Athletics as a whole, there’s something left to be desired for those students who are fans of NCAA athletics as a whole.
01/25/16 1:27am
Taking the court in a cross-town affair for the second time in four days on Thursday, Penn women's basketball couldn't have been more familiar with the opponent it was set to face.
01/19/16 1:06am
It isn’t always pretty. Coming off of a big win over Princeton last weekend, the Quakers came out flat against La Salle before fighting off a late comeback en route to a 78-68 win on Martin Luther King Day.
01/17/16 3:58pm
They’re off to the best start in school history. Let’s see if they can keep it going.
01/09/16 6:44pm
By any conventional metric, the matchup between Penn women's basketball and Princeton on Saturday was anything but aesthetically pleasing.
01/09/16 5:54pm
It was that very defense that held Princeton coach Courtney Banghart’s squad to 48 points as Penn women’s basketball downed the Tigers to open Ivy play, 50-48, at the Palestra on Saturday.
01/05/16 7:51pm
For Penn women’s basketball, getting to Hawaii was more than just making sure they’ve got 35 tickets to paradise.
01/03/16 5:11am
The Quakers used a solid defensive performance to grab a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter before holding off a late Rainbow Warriors' run in a 64-54 win.
12/31/15 10:07pm
There was no trouble in paradise for Penn women’s basketball. Traveling to Laie, Hawaii, to take on BYU-Hawaii in the first of two contests on in the Aloha State, the Quakers led from start to finish on Thursday, downing the Seasiders, 73-41. Although both teams got off to a slow start offensively, the Red and Blue’s defense was absolutely stifling, holding BYU-Hawaii (4-5) to a paltry three points in the first quarter.
12/21/15 5:14pm
It was business as usual for what is looking like a title-challenging team. Penn women’s basketball demolished a one-woman Wagner show Monday night, winning 78-50.
12/19/15 6:49pm
In the wise words of Dorothy, there’s no place like home. And while Philadelphia may be not Kansas, no words have been truer in the crosstown matchup between Penn and Drexel women's basketball. Coming into Saturday’s edition of the Battle for 33rd Street, the home team had won the past five games.
12/09/15 3:21am
Huge milestones do not come easily. Following a devastating loss to Saint Joseph’s last night, Penn women’s basketball is looking forward to a strong winter surge in preparation for a monumental game in January. After a very tight game, the Quakers (5-2) had their five game win streak snapped when the Hawks hit a go-ahead basket in the final minute and win the game 50-46. “We came up a little short,” head coach Mike McLaughlin said.
12/06/15 2:16am
Penn women’s basketball sunk Navy, 57-43, at the Palestra on a sunny Saturday afternoon
12/01/15 12:30am
With finals fast approaching, many Penn students are already hoping that some late-semester academic fireworks to salvage their GPA's. But we Quakers aren't the only ones on campus with something to prove.
11/29/15 11:43pm
With Colorado State down 49-48 and eight seconds remaining, Ellen Nystrom drove for a pull-up jumper over Penn’s Sydney Stipanovich. But the ball hit front iron and landed safely in the hands of sophomore Beth Brzozowski, securing a fourth straight win for Penn women’s basketball.
11/24/15 3:15am
The Quakers have many things to be thankful for, but rest isn't one of them.