The Quakers (15-9, 8-2 Ivy) notched their sixth straight victory beating Dartmouth (6-18, 4-6 Ivy) 55-45. But what happened at Harvard is the story of the night...
THE GOOD: Brianna Bradford.
Senior Brianna Bradford had one of the best games of her Penn career. In her last road trip and her 100th game as a Quaker, Bradford recorded a career-high 17 points, going 3-for-4 behind the arc, while the rest of the team combined for only 2-for-21. With Baron and Ray in foul trouble in the second half, Bradford's added offensive help was instrumental in Penn's win.
THE BAD: The Quakers offense in the first half.
Penn only recorded 20 points in the first half, shooting 8-for-31 and an abysmal 1-for-16 from behind the arc. Without their stellar defense, the Quakers could have lost hold of the game early. As they move to face Harvard tomorrow, any opportunities the Red and Blue give for the Crimson to take the lead, a cold first half could spell trouble.
THE SHOCK: Harvard beating Princeton.
Harvard ended Princeton’s 33 game Ivy winning streak. After winning 50 of their last 51 Ivy games, Harvard pulled a huge upset, beating the Tigers 58-55. As Penn faces Harvard tomorrow, the Crimson will be high off their win and on the hunt to shut down the Quakers. With Harvard one game behind the Quakers, and the Quakers one game behind Princeton, the standings are wide open. If Penn wins all of its remaining games (still a difficult task with Harvard and Princeton still to play) to cap off its season, the Quakers would earn their first berth to the NCAA Tournament since 2003-04.