Penn needed to get back in the win column in a big way. To do that, they turned to a surging star who started to look like the player he could be a couple of years ago, then their leader came up big late in their win at Brown. For good measure, they took the positive energy to New Haven and came away with a road sweep as they pulled off a last-second win at Yale a night later.
Penn entered the weekend with a four-game losing streak, with three of those losses coming in overtime. The Quakers had also not won on the road in nearly two months, dating back to a December 22 road win at Delaware. Two losses came by one and three points, and one of the overtime losses was by 11, meaning they were in it but didn’t play well in the extra session.