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Username Post: Our DNA        (Topic#21352)
pennsive 
Sophomore
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Reg: 11-21-04
03-13-18 05:15 PM - Post#252839    

The reason why we care so much about whether the Palestra was a near sellout this past weekend; and why we were annoyed that the piped in noise prevented playing Penn songs when we wanted to hear them; and why we were so pleased that the Palestra magic and SD's coaching together balanced the unfair recruiting advantages that Harvard has used to assemble a Who's Who of 3-5 star recruits; and why Darnell's three at the end of the half and running by the Penn crowd should be an iconic photo on the wall of the Palestra; and how our newspaper press and social media exposure appear to everyone else ; how the ghosts of the Palestra, which for decades used to be our sixth man, have finally returned after an unfortunate sojourn in the wilderness, and , as we all feel, that Darnell and company willed us to return to our rightful place on top, is that Penn men's basketball and the Palestra are built into our joy of being Quakers for life. It is part of our DNA, and that is why we dominate this Message Board. To hear the roar on Sunday brought the same sort of feeling that you get watching the last 30 minutes of Rudy. Nobody else in the Ivy League can come close to matching that sound. It is a pleasure to be able to think that way after years of agony. Happy times are here again. Go Quakers!

 
penn nation 
Professor
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Reg: 12-02-04
Re: Our DNA
03-13-18 06:05 PM - Post#252844    
    In response to pennsive

Speaking of which--are we still waiting for an attendance figure for Sunday's game?

Must be the first tourney in history where they don't announce the attendance.

But isn't the one of the points of the Tourney to publicize it and the turnout? It's certainly nothing to be ashamed of--on the contrary.


 
Streamers 
Postdoc
Posts: 2390
Streamers
Loc: NW Philadelphia
Reg: 11-21-04
03-13-18 08:51 PM - Post#252897    
    In response to penn nation

Well said, Pennsive.

 
UPIA1968 
Masters Student
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UPIA1968
Loc: Cornwall, PA
Reg: 11-20-06
03-13-18 10:17 PM - Post#252909    
    In response to Streamers

Pomery says a 14 point loss with an 11% chance of winning. Sounds about right. Extraordinary for a 16 seed. The question for me is can Kansas play D. If they can, forget it. If not, a hot Penn, with AJ getting 25, could be close enough at the end to steal a win.

Boy this beats the hell about waiting until next year!

 
Jay O 
Masters Student
Posts: 532

Loc: Philadelphia
Reg: 11-16-09
03-13-18 11:27 PM - Post#252919    
    In response to UPIA1968

11% is roughly the chance of rolling a 5 with a pair of dice. For those of you not familiar with dice, this is quite a common occurrence.

 
caughtinasnare 
Senior
Posts: 331

Age: 29
Reg: 02-21-09
03-14-18 02:09 AM - Post#252927    
    In response to Jay O

Yeah, it happens about once every nine times.

 
Jay O 
Masters Student
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Loc: Philadelphia
Reg: 11-16-09
03-14-18 06:33 AM - Post#252929    
    In response to caughtinasnare

If I were a Kansas fan, this would scare the craps out of me.

 
Charlie Fog 
Masters Student
Posts: 436

Age: 49
Loc: Philly
Reg: 11-12-13
Re: Our DNA
03-14-18 07:26 AM - Post#252931    
    In response to pennsive

Pennsive nailed it. I feel that sometimes my passion for this program may be a bit over the top, but I cannot help it and I am not ashamed of it!

Go Quakers!

 
13otto 
Masters Student
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13otto
Loc: Philadelphia, PA
Reg: 11-22-04
03-14-18 08:42 AM - Post#252938    
    In response to caughtinasnare

  • caughtinasnare Said:
Yeah, it happens about once every nine times.


Once every nine times, huh?
1. 1995 vs. Alabama L 85-91 (OT)
2. 1999 vs. Florida L 61-75
3. 2000 vs. Illinois L 58-68
3. 2002 vs. California L 75-82
5. 2003 vs. Oklahoma State L 63-77
6. 2005 vs. Boston College L 65-85
7. 2006 vs. Texas L 52-60
8. 2007 vs. Texas A&M L 52-68
9. 2018 vs. Kansas ?
http://www.letsgoquakers.com/


 
Quakers03 
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Reg: 12-07-04
03-14-18 11:10 AM - Post#252965    
    In response to 13otto

The worst part about most of that list is that we were in single digits with under 5 minutes to go.

 
QHoops 
Junior
Posts: 293

Reg: 12-16-04
03-14-18 11:24 AM - Post#252970    
    In response to Quakers03

The BC game was the only non-competitive game, but one thing that list shows that is hard to beat a top20 team. We competed with the rest, but could not get over the hump.

I hope Donahue is looking to play a more aggressive OOC schedule next year.

 
palestra38 
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Reg: 11-21-04
03-14-18 11:30 AM - Post#252971    
    In response to QHoops

Begley's last game before he became a poker player.

https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/boxscores/200...

 
PennFan10 
PhD Student
Posts: 1748

Reg: 02-15-15
03-14-18 11:42 AM - Post#252972    
    In response to Jay O

  • Jay O Said:
If I were a Kansas fan, this would scare the craps out of me.



No. I don't think playing a team you have a 90%+ chance of beating, and most likely by double digits, has KU fans very worried. Their message board attests to that. We are gonna get boat raced by their HOF coach and their superior, we have never seen before, athleticism.

It certainly is the most likely outcome, so why even play the game?


 
AsiaSunset 
Postdoc
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Reg: 11-21-04
03-14-18 11:56 AM - Post#252973    
    In response to 13otto

The game I really thought we had a very good shot going in was the game against Cal. They had a small pg who had shot miserably from 3 over the course of the season who buried shot after shot against us. I kind of remember BC having that kind of day against us.

Tomorrow? Could be ugly unless all of the Gods are with Penn.

 
palestra38 
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Reg: 11-21-04
03-14-18 12:23 PM - Post#252984    
    In response to AsiaSunset

In advance, the closest parallel to this I can recall is the Illinois game at Winston Salem in MJ's senior season. U played well, but wasn't enough and Koko weren't ready to play at that level and MJ and Langel didn't have the athleticism to compete. Illinois never really pulled away, but we never really were in it.

We need to hit our shots...pretty simple to say it, but that's the key. We need a better than usual average against a team that is not a defensive juggernaut.

 
QHoops 
Junior
Posts: 293

Reg: 12-16-04
03-14-18 12:24 PM - Post#252985    
    In response to palestra38

I think that was the game that Jordan had 3 fouls in about 90 seconds. That was hard to watch.

 
Streamers 
Postdoc
Posts: 2390
Streamers
Loc: NW Philadelphia
Reg: 11-21-04
03-14-18 02:07 PM - Post#253023    
    In response to QHoops

Yeah I was there and it was no more fun in person.

 
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