By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Penn Quakers will look to get back on the winning track on Friday night as they open up a home Ivy League weekend with a match-up against Harvard.
Penn is 6-15 this season (3-4 in the Ivy League) after suffering a couple of tough losses last weekend. The Quakers dropped decisions at Yale (69-54 on Friday) and at Brown (62-55 on Saturday).
“We just couldn’t finish the game,” Penn head coach Jerome Allen tells KYW Newsradio. “I thought for the most part, throughout the weekend, we defended the right way. Four minutes to go in the Yale game, it’s a 51-45 game, and late in the Brown game I think we had a 46-40 lead. So from that standpoint, we struggled to score, but we were still defending. Then in both games, coming down the stretch, we just let it get away from us. That’s unfortunate, because we’ve struggled on the road, but hopefully we can kind of turn it around come Friday night.”
The numbers support Allen’s words about his team’s defense. Despite getting swept, the Quakers held the Bulldogs and the Bears to 35.5% shooting from the field.