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Penn men's basketball falls to Harvard, 66-58, in Ivy Tournament semifinalsIn a hotly contested matchup that came down to the final minute, Penn men’s basketball fell to Harvard, 66-58, in the semifinal of the Ivy League Tournament.
Penn men's basketball trails by two at the half in Ivy Tournament semifinalAfter 20 minutes of play, Penn men’s basketball trails Harvard, 36-34, in the first semifinal of the Ivy League Tournament.
Penn men's basketball clinches Ivy Tournament berth with win over BrownIn a thrilling, back-and-forth affair, Penn men’s basketball defeated Brown, 58-51, to secure the fourth and final spot in the Ivy League tournament.
Penn men's basketball deadlocked with Brown through one half of final Ivy gameAfter one half of play at the Palestra, Penn men’s basketball is tied with Brown, 27-27, in the de facto Ivy League tournament play-in game.
Penn men's basketball beats Yale to force winner-take-all game against BrownIn a must-win situation, Penn men’s basketball jumped out to an early lead against Yale and never looked back, taking down the Bulldogs, 77-66.
HALFTIME: Backs against the wall, Penn men's basketball up big versus YaleAt the half, Penn men’s basketball leads Yale 46-30. With Brown beating Princeton earlier in the day, this contest has become an elimination game for the Quakers, who are a game out of fourth place.
Pollack | It's time for us to rethink how good Penn men's basketball really isThere have been too many poor shooting games for it to be a coincidence. You can’t get unlucky this frequently. At some point it stops being an off night and starts being the norm.
Three takeaways from Penn men's basketball's 92-82 win over BrownIn a game that never really seemed close, the Quakers opened up the game on a 13-3 run and never looked back. Here are three takeaways from the win.
Penn men's basketball opens Ivy play at Princeton. Here are the three biggest questions.After two months of basketball, Ivy League play is finally here. As Penn men’s basketball gears up to take on Princeton this coming Saturday, here are three questions surrounding the rivalry matchup.
Penn men's basketball powers past ACC foe Miami in impressive 89-75 winBehind a blistering first half and a total of 13 threes, Penn men’s basketball held on to beat Miami, 89-75, for an emphatic statement win.
HALFTIME RECAP: Behind blistering pace, Penn men's basketball leads Miami, 50-36After an exhilarating first half of play, Penn men’s basketball leads Miami, 50-36. The two teams combined to shoot nearly 60 percent from the field, as shoots were falling all half long.
Penn men's basketball to play in 2019 Wooden Legacy tournamentShortly after the conclusion of this year’s Paradise Jam, Penn men’s basketball announced that it will be one of eight teams taking part in the 2019 Wooden Legacy late next November and early December in Anaheim, Calif. Penn is guaranteed to play three games at the event, regardless of the results.
Slow second half dooms Penn men's basketball in final Paradise Jam matchupBehind a slow start to the second half, Penn men’s basketball fell to Oregon State in the third-place game of the Paradise Jam, 74-58. The Quakers (4-2) finished the tournament with a 1-2 record.
Penn men's basketball edges George Mason in season opener, loses Betley to injuryIn a very exciting season opener that came down to the final seconds, Penn men’s basketball took down George Mason, 72-71. Even with the win, the biggest story of the night, however, was a major injury to junior guard Ryan Betley.
HALFTIME: Penn men's basketball trails George Mason, 37-33, in season openerPenn men’s basketball trails George Mason, 37-33, after one half of play in both team’s season openers. But the big story of the half was an injury to junior guard Ryan Betley, who went down awkwardly and painfully just five minutes into the game.
Here's what you need to know about the other Ivy League men's basketball teamsWho's got the best chance to take Penn men's basketball down? With most of the teams tipping off this week, here's a brief outlook on each of their upcoming seasons.
Meet the seven other Ivy League women's basketball teamsAfter losing three-fifths of its starting lineup to graduation, Penn women's basketball will have a tough task in getting back to the top of the Ivy League. Here's who they'll need to get past to do it.
Pollack | Basketball season is the most wonderful time of the yearBoth the men’s and women’s squads will be in the thick of the title hunt, and never in the last decade have both teams been simultaneously this good.
The quiet assassin: Ryan Betley is Penn men's basketball's silent scorerBetley operates as one of the top scorers on the team and in the Ivy League. He’s the quiet assassin, the sharpshooter who slowly but surely racks up points.
Pollack | Penn football showed lots of promise against CornellThis win was on the juniors and sophomores. And if they can play like they did here against Cornell over the final two weeks, they might just set themselves up for a title run next year.
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