HANOVER, N.H. — Boom. Lights out.
So went the end of an closely fought game for Penn women’s basketball at Dartmouth on Saturday night with less than a minute left before the Quakers capped off a 56-41 win in Hanover.
BOSTON — For a minute and half, it looked like it would be a ballgame.
But that was all Penn women’s basketball trailed on Friday, leading almost wire-to-wire in a 68-48 rout of Harvard on the road.
There seems to be little question that Penn women’s basketball is the team to beat in the Ivy League right now. At 3-0 in conference play, the Quakers are in sole possession of first place in the storied conference and is hot off two double-digit wins at home last weekend.
Better late than never.
For Penn Athletics, the timeless idiom has never been more true, as several transfer students have found their respective ways to 33rd Street and quickly made an impact on the Quakers’ athletic program.
There aren’t too many better words to describe Penn women’s basketball’s weekend.
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.