There are several Ivy League sports teams that have been the definition of the word “dynasty” in recent years. Yet as strong as some of these programs have been, only one can be the best of the best.
Penn women’s basketball recently completed an 11-day trip to Spain and France, with stops in Madrid, Toledo, Valencia, Barcelona, and Paris. Between the sightseeing and traveling were three games, in which the Quakers went 2-1.
It was already shameful that the conference moved its showcase away from its best and most historic venue. But the choice of Yale’s Lee Amphitheater as the Palestra’s replacement makes the decision a travesty.
After two years at the Palestra, the Ivy League men’s and women’s basketball tournaments are moving to New Haven, Conn.
With good results often comes good veteran talent, though, and both teams will have some strong seniors to say goodbye to this offseason. For both the men and women, seniors played key roles, ranging from Anna Ross to Caleb Wood to Darnell Foreman to Michelle Nwokedi and more. Our editors take to the roundtable to debate, which senior will be missed most?
But this sense that Penn women’s basketball is always good, always beats down lesser opponents, and always contends for an Ivy championship, actually belies just how special its run of success is – this team has moved the bar.
Penn women’s basketball lost its second round game against St. John’s in the Women's National Invitational Tournament by a score of 53-48, ending the team’s season.
Leading for all but 33 seconds of the contest, Penn jumped out to an 18-3 lead and held on the rest of the way in a 76-61 win, advancing to face St. John’s in the Round of 32.
In a wild game of runs, the No. 3 Red and Blue appeared to be cruising to an easy win early, but some hot shooting from No. 14 Albany has turned an apparent blowout into a ballgame.
On March 16, Penn women’s basketball will host the University of Albany in the first round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn men's and women's lacrosse rely on their goalies, wrestling clinches NCAA bids, alongside men's basketball, who won the Ivy title.
Penn women's basketball saw its season extended after the National Invitational Tournament selection committee announced that the Quakers will take on Albany in the first round.
Penn women’s basketball lost to Princeton, 63-34, in the Ivy League Tournament championship on Sunday afternoon. The Quakers missed their chance to make it to the NCAA Tournament for a third straight year and join the men in the Big Dance, falling instead to a rampant Princeton team for the third time this season.
If the real Red and Blue surface tomorrow, then it'll be a classic Penn-Princeton battle: physical, intense, and down to the wire. But if this team shows up, it won't even be close.
No. 2 Penn women’s basketball grinded past No. 3 Harvard in the first round of the Ivy League Tournament, topping the Crimson, 57-52, in a gritty and low-scoring affair. The Quakers will face off against No. 1 Princeton in the final on Sunday for the right to go to the NCAA Tournament.
Nwokedi is the clear social butterfly of Penn women’s basketball. Senior Anna Ross used a different word: socialite. Perhaps most notably, Nwokedi is a master storyteller.
Just days ahead of the biggest weekend of the season for both Penn men’s and women’s basketball, individuals on both teams got some good news.
Penn women’s basketball defeated Brown 67-56 to finish the regular season on a three-game winning streak. The Quakers topped Yale 64-52 the night before.
Sometimes for Quakers fans, it’s also great to watch Penn women’s basketball score on the first possession of the game, lead by as many as seventeen points in the first quarter, and never trail for the entirety of the game.
With Ivy league playoffs just around the corner, Penn women’s basketball will play host to Yale and Brown this weekend.