Mano-a-Mano: Will women’s hoops stay in the Ivy hunt this weekend?

ManoAMano11-1In this week’s Mano-a-Mano, Associate Sports Editor Steven Tydings and Sports Editor Ian Wenik discuss whether Penn women’s basketball can stay in the Ivy League title race this weekend by defeating Dartmouth and Harvard.

Steven Tydings: Whether you focus on their strong defensive numbers or their impressive 3-2 start to Ivy League play, you can’t help but see that Penn women’s basketball has improved significantly this year.

That being said, this weekend is going to be extremely tough on them. Two of the teams ahead of them in the standings, Harvard and Dartmouth, come into the Palestra and each come in having won at least five of their last six games.

So I struggle to see how Penn can take both games.

Ian Wenik: I actually think that the Quakers have a great shot at sweeping both games this weekend, but the formula for victory must begin with the interior size of junior forward Courtney Wilson.

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