Penn Quakers men's basketball

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Penn Quakers
2014–15 Penn Quakers men's basketball team
Penn Quakers athletic logo
University University of Pennsylvania
Conference Ivy League
Location Philadelphia, PA
Head coach Jerome Allen (3rd year)
Arena The Palestra
(Capacity: 8,722)
Nickname Quakers
Student section Red & Blue Crew
Colors

Red and Blue

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
Pre-tournament Helms champions
1920, 1921
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1979
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1971, 1972, 1979
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1953, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1979
NCAA Tournament appearances
1953, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
Conference regular season champions
1966, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007

The Penn Quakers men's basketball team is the college basketball program representing the University of Pennsylvania. As the eleventh-winningest men's basketball program of all-time, the team from Penn had its greatest success from 1966 to 2007, a period of over 40 years. Penn plays in the Ivy League in NCAA Division I.

On March 20, 1897 Penn and Yale played in the first basketball game with five players on a team. Prior to the formation of the Ivy League in 1954 Penn was a member of the Eastern Intercollegiate League (EIL) from 1903 thru 1955. Penn won 14 EIL Regular Season Championships - 1906, 1908, 1916, 1918, 1920, 1921, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1945, 1953, 1955.

Penn has appeared in one Final Four, in 1979. Penn trails only Princeton for the most Ivy League regular season championships with 25 (1966, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007).[1] Their main Ivy League rivalry is with Princeton, whom they always play as the last regular season game.

One of Penn's most memorable seasons came in 1979 when the Quakers advanced to the NCAA Tournament Final Four. With players such as Tony Price, the Quakers stunned the nation with victories over Iona, North Carolina, Syracuse, and St. John's to advance to the Final Four. The Quakers faced Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Michigan State in the national semifinals in Salt Lake City, Utah, but ultimately were met with defeat, 101–67. Other notable Penn teams include the team led by guards Matt Maloney and Jerome Allen during the mid-1990s and the nationally ranked teams of the early 1970s led by Dave Wohl, Steve Bilsky, Corky Calhoun and Bob Morse. Penn's 1970–71 team completed an undefeated regular season (26–0) and advanced to the Eastern Regional Final in the NCAA Tournament, losing there to a Villanova team it had defeated during the regular season. Villanova lost to UCLA in the national championship game, but was later found to be using an ineligible player, Howard Porter.

The last NCAA Tournament victory for the Quakers came on March 17, 1994, at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The No. 11 Red and Blue defeated the No. 6 Nebraska Cornhuskers, 90–80, in the first round. The Quakers fell in the second round to No. 3 Florida on March 19, 1994, as the Gators prevailed, 70–58.

History[edit]

  • First Year of Basketball: 1897-98
  • Overall All-Time Record: 1,697-999-2
  • National Championships: 2 (1919–1920)(1920–1921)
  • Final Four Appearances: 1 (1979)
  • Eastern Intercollegiate League Champs: 13
  • Ivy League Championships: 26
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances (Last): 23 (2007)
  • NIT Appearances (Last ): 1 (1981)
  • Last Postseason Opponent: Butler (2012 College Basketball Invitational)
  • Result: Lost 63-53 in second round
  • Penn-Princeton Rivalry:
    • Games 123–103
    • Ivy League Championships 26–26

Postseason[edit]

NCAA tournament results[edit]

The Quakers have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 23 times. Their combined record is 13–25.

Year Seed Round Opponent Results
1953 Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
Notre Dame
DePaul
L 57–69
W 90–70
1970 First Round Niagara L 69–79
1971 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Duquesne
South Carolina
Villanova
W 70–65
W 79–64
L 47–90
1972 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Providence
Villanova
North Carolina
W 76–60
W 78–67
L 59–73
1973 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Regional 3rd Place Game
St. John's
Providence
Syracuse
W 62–61
L 65–87
L 68–69
1974 First Round Providence L 69–84
1975 First Round Kansas State L 62–69
1978 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
St. Bonaventure
Duke
W 92–83
L 80–84
1979 #9 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
#8 Iona
#1 North Carolina
#4 Syracuse
#10 St. John's
#2 Michigan State
#2 DePaul
W 73–69
W 72–71
W 84–76
W 64–62
L 67–101
L 93–96
1980 #12 First Round
Second Round
#5 Washington State
#4 Duke
W 62–55
L 42–52
1982 #12 First Round #5 St. John's L 56–66
1985 #15 First Round #2 Memphis L 55–67
1987 #16 First Round #1 North Carolina L 82–113
1993 #14 First Round #3 Massachusetts L 50–54
1994 #11 First Round
Second Round
#6 Nebraska
#3 Florida
W 90–80
L 58–70
1995 #12 First Round #5 Alabama L 85–91
1999 #11 First Round #6 Florida L 61–75
2000 #13 First Round #4 Illinois L 58–68
2002 #11 First Round #6 California L 75–82
2003 #11 First Round #6 Oklahoma State L 63–77
2005 #13 First Round #4 Boston College L 65–85
2006 #15 First Round #2 Texas L 52–60
2007 #14 First Round #3 Texas A&M L 52–68

NIT results[edit]

The Quakers have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
1981 First Round West Virginia L 64–67

CBI results[edit]

The Quakers have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) one time. Their record is 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2012 First Round
Quarterfinals
Quinnipiac
Butler
W 74–63
L 53–63

Coaches[edit]

Overall Conference
Name Years Won-Lost Pct. Won-Lost Pct. Note
No Coach 1897; 1902–05 33-28-2 .540 7-11 .389
R. B. Smith 1905-09 73-22 .768 23-5 .821 2x EIL Champs
Charles "Kid" Keinath 1909-12 36-25 .590 11-7 .611
Arthur Kiefaber 1912-14 10-24 .294 5-13 .278
Lon Jourdet 1914-20; 1930–43 227-143 .614 105-86 .550 6x EIL Champs
Edward McNichol 1920-30 186-63 .747 62-40 .608 3x EIL Champs
Donald Kellett 1943-48 46-31 .597 23-15 .605 '45 EIL Champs
Robert Dougherty 1945-46 7-10 .412 4-4 .500
Howard Dallmar 1948-54 105-51 .673 48-26 .649 '53 EIL Champs
Ray Stanley 1954-56 31-19 .620 19-10 .655 '55 Ivy League Champs
Jack McCloskey 1956-66 146-105 .582 87-53 .621 '66 Ivy League Champs, 1x Big 5 Champs
Dick Harter 1966-71 88-44 .667 49-21 .700 2x Ivy League Champs, 2x Big 5 Champs
Chuck Daly 1971-77 125-38 .767 74-10 .881 4x Ivy League Champs, 4x Big 5 Champs
Bob Weinhauer 1977-82 99-45 .688 62-9 .873 5x Ivy League Champs, 2x Big 5 Champs
Craig Littlepage 1982-85 40-39 .506 28-14 .667 '85 Ivy League Champs
Tom Schneider 1985-89 51-54 .486 36-20 .643 '87 Ivy League Champs
Fran Dunphy 1989-06 310-163 .655 191-49 .796 10x Ivy League Champs, 3x Big 5 Champs
Glen Miller 2006-09 45-52 .412 27-15 .643 '07 Ivy League Champs
Jerome Allen 2009–present 56-85 .397 34-36 .486

Players awards[edit]

Ivy League Men's Basketball Player of the Year

Ivy League Men's Basketball Rookie of the Year

  • Tyler Bernardini (2008)
  • Ugonna Onyekwe (2000)
  • Will McAllister (1991)
  • Paul Little (1980)
  • Keven McDonald (1976)
  • Ron Haigler (1973)

General[edit]

  • Name of School: University of Pennsylvania
  • Location (Zip): Philadelphia, Pa. (19104)
  • Founded: 1740
  • Enrollment: 9,900
  • Nickname: Quakers
  • School Colors: Red and Blue
  • Arena/Capacity: The Palestra / 8,722
  • Affiliation: NCAA Division I
  • Conference: Ivy League
  • Other Affiliation: Big 5
  • President: Dr. Amy Gutmann
  • Athletic Director: M. Grace Calhoun
  • Athletic Department Phone: 215.898.6121
  • Ticket Office Phone: 215.898.6151

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Jerome Allen (Penn '09)
  • Record at Penn/Years: 48-65/4
  • Career Record: 48-65/4
  • Assistant Coach:
  • Ira Bowman (Penn '96)
  • Nat Graham (Penn '97)
  • Director of Basketball Operations: Julie Greger
  • Athletic Trainer: Phil “Sam” Samko

Team information[edit]

  • 2013-2014 Overall Record: 8-20
  • 2013-2014 Ivy League Record/Finish: 5-9/6th
  • 2012-2013 Overall Record: 9-22
  • 2012-2013 Ivy League Record/Finish: 6-8/5th
  • 2011-2012 Overall Record: 20-13
  • 2011-2012 Ivy League Record/Finish: 11-3/2nd
  • 2010-2011 Overall Record: 13-15
  • 2011-2012 Ivy League Record/Finish: 7-7/4th
  • 2009-2010 Overall Record: 6-22
  • 2009-2010 Ivy League Record/Finish: 5-9/5th (3 way tie)
  • 2008-2009 Overall Record: 10-18
  • 2008-2009 Ivy League Record/Finish: 6-8/6th
  • 2007-2008 Overall Record: 13-18
  • 2007-2008 Ivy League Record/Finish: 8-6/3rd
  • 2006-2007 Ivy League Record/Finish: 13-1/1st
  • 2005-2006 Ivy League Record/Finish: 12-2/1st
  • Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 15/0
  • Starters Returning/Lost: 5/0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011-12 Ivy League Men's Basketball: Week 2 • November 14, 2011". IvyLeagueSports.com. p. 5. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 

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