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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They’re off to the best start in school history. Let’s see if they can keep it going.
By any conventional metric, the matchup between Penn women's basketball and Princeton on Saturday was anything but aesthetically pleasing.
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.
For Penn women’s basketball, getting to Hawaii was more than just making sure they’ve got 35 tickets to paradise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Penn women’s basketball sunk Navy, 57-43, at the Palestra on a sunny Saturday afternoon
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.
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.
The Quakers have many things to be thankful for, but rest isn't one of them.