Tag Archives: Penn

Penn gets commitment from Darnell Foreman

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Darnell Foreman only needed five letters on Twitter to announce his collegiate decision: UPenn. The Ivy League institution had become his first Division I offer two weeks back, and after thinking it over, he decided on … Continue reading

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Penn basketball in a state of flux

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Despite the fact that Penn returned every player from its 2012-13 roster, the Quakers managed to get worse in head coach Jerome Allen‘s fourth full year at the helm. It was obvious that something about the … Continue reading

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Penn can’t push past Princeton on the road, 70-65

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – PRINCETON, N.J– Penn knew they had a mismatch coming in. The game-plan was evident. They wanted to get the ball down low to their big men, who held a notable size advantage over Princeton’s bigs. In the … Continue reading

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Sears leads the way as Yale downs Penn, 70-63

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – While Penn’s final home game of the season was supposed to be a chance to send off the seniors with a special good-bye, it instead became a reminder of why Yale’s future is so bright. Justin … Continue reading

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Same old story for Penn after Harvard loss

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Penn forward Fran Dougherty sat at the press table, staring at the stat sheet that sat in front of him. All he could do was shake his head after his Quakers were outplayed by the visiting … Continue reading

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Deep ball falls as Penn tops NJIT

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – If the three-point shot is falling, keep chucking them up. That looked to be the philosophy for the Penn Quakers, who tied their season-best mark for made three-pointers and three-point percentage in an 89-74 win over … Continue reading

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CoBL Notebook: Penn/St. Joe’s

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Penn coach Jerome Allen sat down at the podium for his post-game presser, head hanging low. His team had just got its doors blown off in its own building, 85-68, though it wasn’t even that close. In … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s Preview: Penn (Jan. 18)

Rich McIntosh (@richiemcintosh) – Saint Joseph’s (11-5, 0-2 Big 5, 2-1 A-10) vs. Penn (3-10, 0-3 Big 5, 1-0 Ivy) When: Saturday, January 18th, 7 PM Where: The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pa. RPI: SJU 60, Penn 286 KenPom: SJU 81, Penn … Continue reading

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ESPN’s Gameday to showcase Palestra

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Though Temple/La Salle might be the focus of Saturday’s ESPN broadcast of the Big 5 contest, the star is likely to be the building the game is played in. Two members of the GameDay team, Digger … Continue reading

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Penn hangs on for first Ivy League win over Princeton

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – Miles Cartwright had things under control. He knew what to do. He took the ball with confidence to the hoop, went up strong, and got fouled with five seconds left and the score tied. Poised, he nailed … Continue reading

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La Salle handles Penn, 76-57

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) — La Salle cruised to victory against Penn and recorded its first Big 5 victory this season by a final score of 76-57. The Explorers led by as many at 36 in the second half. “I think … Continue reading

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Myles’ three-pointer sinks Penn

Andrew Koob(@AndrewKoob) – With 26.1 seconds to play, Rider’s Anthony Myles found an open shot. The senior guard didn’t hesitate to pull the trigger, knocking down a three-pointer at the top of the circle to give Rider a one-point lead … Continue reading

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Woods ready for life at Penn

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Despite his Summit Country Day (Ohio.) squad losing by 22 points at the hands of The Hill School last Friday night, Antonio Woods was in a good mood. Maybe it helped that he just dropped 22 … Continue reading

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Bagtas earns opportunity to run Penn offense

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Jerome Allen’s tinkering with Penn basketball’s rotation continues. The latest change has been at point guard, where Tony Bagtas has now started the last two games after playing 18 minutes in the Quakers’ first five contests … Continue reading

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Big first-half run pushes Villanova past Penn

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Villanova fought through a poor second half, relying on a big first half run to put enough distance between itself and Penn en route to a 77-54 victory at The Pavilion on Wednesday night. Junior guard Darrun … Continue reading

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Villanova Preview: Penn (Dec. 4)

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – (Ed. Note: This preview takes a look at the Big 5 clash from the Villanova point of view, getting a better look at Penn. For an angle from the Quakers’ bench, click here) No. 14 Villanova (7-0) … Continue reading

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Penn Preview: Villanova (Dec. 4)

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – (Ed. Note: This preview takes a look at the Big 5 clash from the Penn point of view, getting a better look at Villanova. For an angle from the Wildcats’ bench, click here) Penn (2-4) @ … Continue reading

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Louis missing piece for Penn in Niagara win

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It’s no coincidence that Penn’s best defensive performance of the season was also Greg Louis’ first game back in the lineup. The Quakers gave up 66 points against Niagara, the first time all season that a … Continue reading

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Penn moves to 2-3 with win over Niagara

Lee Kunkel (@kunkel5) – The Penn Quakers had yet to pick up a win at the Palestra during this–still very young–2013-2014 season. Tony Hicks wasn’t having any more of that. Hicks came out determined as he scored the first basket of … Continue reading

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Penn Preview: Niagara (November 26)

Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) – Niagara (1-4) @ Penn (1-3) When: Tuesday, November 26, 7 p.m. Where: The Palestra, Philadelphia PA In a sentence… The Quakers will look to grab their first home victory of the season Tuesday, as they take on a Niagara Purple … Continue reading

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How much trouble are some area teams in?

Lee Kunkel (@kunkel5) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Many of the teams that CoBL covers are off to solid-or-better starts. Villanova has been perfect over its four games, Drexel has advanced to the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals, Penn State is … Continue reading

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Early surprises in the City 6

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Early on in non-conference play, some players in the city have been pleasant surprises for their teams and have been playing at a high level right out of the gate. The list features both familiar faces … Continue reading

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Penn goes down to Iowa, 86-55

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – A promising start for Penn on the road against a nationally ranked team quickly turned sour out in Iowa City. Iowa took control midway through the first half and continued its perfect start to the season, … Continue reading

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Penn Preview: Iowa (Nov. 22)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Penn (1-2) at Iowa (4-0) When: Friday, November 8, 7 PM Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City/BTN In a sentence… Penn faces its toughest test of the season against No. 25 Iowa as the Hawkeyes try to … Continue reading

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CoBL Breakdown: Penn, La Salle, Drexel

Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) – Over the course of the season, City of Basketball Love will dive into each team by-the-numbers within the Big 5, along with the other five teams covered on the site (Lehigh, Lafayette, Drexel, Delaware, and Penn State). … Continue reading

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