On this special Valentine’s Day edition of Turn Back the Clock, we’re reminiscing on a better time.
A time when people weren’t ashamed to sing High School Musical songs yet, when Penn men’s hoops only had two losses in the league for the whole season and when the Quakers looked good for much of their NCAA tournament first-round game against the then-No. 2 Texas Longhorns.
By Feb. 14, 2006, the Red and Blue had been undefeated in the Ivy League and on that night defeated Princeton to extend their reigning streak.
But the game itself wasn’t too pretty. Both Penn and Princeton couldn’t seem to get their footing right, sinking a combined 7-for-25 from beyond the three-point line (28 percent) on the night.
Ultimately, the Quakers had the athletes and stifling defense that proved to be enough for the Quakers' 60-41 win in front of 7,802 at the Palestra.