While the Quakers dominated the first quarter, the Bulldogs outscored Penn in the second and third periods before the Red and Blue pulled away late in the fourth.
Penn women's basketball remains in prime position to compete for the number top seed in next weekend's conference tournament after a 65-56 win over Yale on Friday.
The final weekend of Ivy League regular season basketball is here, and with it brings a lot of excitement and drama.
With Ancient Eight play coming to a close, Penn women’s basketball currently sits atop the standings with Princeton, but anything can still happen with two games to play.
It was a celebratory atmosphere in the Palestra, as the Quakers honored their senior players and managers in their final game in the Palestra with a 56-52 in over Dartmouth.
After a loss to Harvard on Friday, the men are in must-win mode, while the women are looking to remain in first in the Ivy League with a win over the Big Green.
The Quakers solidified their place in the top two of the Ivy League and officially clinched a berth in the conference tournament with a 75-70 win over Harvard.
Penn men's and women's basketball each lost to Harvard in overtime matchups earlier this season. The men are in must-win mode, while the women are looking to remain in first in the Ivy League.
The Ivy League announced Wednesday morning that the League’s basketball tournament would rotate to every school in the conference through 2025. This is, simply, a complete travesty.
On Tuesday, the Ivy League announced that Ivy Madness will move throughout the conference through at least 2025.
Although the 68-53 result bring the Tigers even with the Red and Blue atop the Ivy League, both teams still have much to play for with four games remaining.
Penn has been the dominant team in the League all season, but with their loss to Princeton on Tuesday, the Quakers are set to have to battle against the Tigers for the top spot.
Princeton's Bella Alarie exploded for 33 points and 10 rebounds on Tuesday night and the visiting Tigers rolled to a 68-53 win.
Penn women's basketball hopes to continue its strong run in conference play against archrival Princeton at the Palestra.
Following her outstanding performance against Columbia and Cornell, senior forward Princess Aghayere earned co-Ivy League and Big 5 Player of the Week honors.
After a disappointing double-overtime loss to Harvard last weekend, Aghayere helped the Quakers get back on track as the Red and Blue swept a weekend series against Columbia and Cornell.
The sweep of the New York Ivies makes the Quakers 8-1 in League play with just five regular season games remaining.
In the end, the offenses would come back down to earth and the Quakers would win, 69-58, in a game that was close but never really in doubt.
Penn men's and women's basketball will look to pick up Ivy wins over Cornell on Saturday, as the women tip off at 4:30 while the men take the court at 7:00.
Entering Friday’s contest versus Columbia, the Quakers ranked fourth in the NCAA in opponents field-goal percentage (33.0) and fifth in points allowed per game (51.9).