Penn had a rough start to the Ivy season with a 65-53 loss at Princeton. The Quakers (2-13) never found an offensive rhythm as they fell for the fourth straight time at Jadwin Gym. The Tigers (7-7) have now won seven of the last eight games against the Red and Blue.
THE GOOD: Tony Hicks getting more playing time. Though there was not much good to come out of this game, the freshman guard played a career-high 30 minutes against Princeton. Though there is still a lot of room for improvement in Hicks' game, he was the only player able to gain some momentum for the Quakers. He scored a career-high and team-high 16 points, 12 of which came in the second half. His continuous improvement is something Penn fans can be excited about.
THE BAD: Miles Cartwright's shooting. The junior captain had just six points against the Tigers, as he went 1-for-7 from the floor. As Princeton extended its lead in the second half, Cartwright tried to do too much on his own and took some bad shots. This is the second consecutive game in which Cartwright hasn't hit double digits.
THE UGLY: Penn's perimeter defense. Princeton shot 11-for-22 from beyond the arc behind junior guard T.J. Bray's six threes. The Tigers' quick ball movement had the Red and Blue chasing and time and time again, Princeton players were wide open on the perimeter. Bray led all scorers with 23 points, and the Tigers are now 5-0 when he reaches double-digits.