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NCAA Preview: UPenn trying to make college hoops history

Could this be the year it finally happens?  There have been close calls before, but ultimately form prevailed. So why should it be any different this time? Why could Ivy League champion Penn be the first No. 16 in NCAA Tournament history to knock off a No. 1? “I don’t know if you...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 2:17pm

Big 5 Conference Tournament, Championship Week preview

For everybody in the city — except, of course, No. 2 ranked Villanova — the Conference Tournaments are a last chance to save the season. While it’s likely most of them will be unsuccessful, they’ve got nothing to lose at this point trying. Here’s how their respective...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 3:47pm

Big 5 basketball: Which Philly teams will make NCAA Tournament?

It's March, and in a typical year that means local college basketball teams are gearing up for an NCAA Tournament run. But the odds are long for the vast majority of teams in Philadelphia this season, with a bigger than ever before drop off between Villanova and the rest of the Big 5. ...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 2:43pm

Philly, Big 5 could have two NCAA tournament teams as UPenn makes push

The Penn basketball trophy case, which used to overflow with regular additions, has been gathering dust at its current capacity for over a decade. But that may be about to change after the Quakers took sole possession of the Ivy League with a 74-71 win over Harvard Saturday in a old time Palestra...

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 5:49pm

Temple and Fran Dunphy Still at Home in Palestra

A dozen years since he left his Ivy tower and moved to Temple the Palestra remains as special as ever to Fran Dunphy. You can put in new lights and a new floor, even throw in an impromptu E-A-G-LE-S chant during a timeout, but the feeling inside what was once considered college basketball’s...

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 3:04pm

UPenn basketball preview: Is it time to contend in the Ivy League?

Steve Donahue’s Penn Quakers may have not yet turned the corner when it comes to the conversation of Ivy League basketball contenders. But following five straight losing seasons and nine in the last 10, at least they can see the end of the block. Coming off four seasons in which they went a...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:43pm

Even amid team struggles, UPenn's Justin Watson on cusp of history

Not until it’s all over next month will Penn’s Justin Watson look back. But when the kid from Bridgeville, PA — just outside of Pittsburgh — finally does he’ll realize he’s left behind quite a legacy. Already the 6-foot-3, 220 pound senior has equaled Dan...

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 3:17pm