Penn Fans Angered By Low-Scoring 97-74 Win

Penn Fans Angered By Low-Scoring 97-74 WinThe Quaker faithful who showed up in full force for Penn basketball’s home opener on Saturday didn’t just come for the game. They came for the cheesesteaks.

A fan-favorite promotion holds that everyone in attendance gets free cheesesteaks from local joint Abner’s whenever Penn scores 100 points at home — and when you’re playing woeful Division II opponent Florida Gulf Coast, that’s a distinct possibility.

Granted, these are the worst cheesesteaks in Philadelphia, but they’re free nonetheless. Unfortunately, Florida Gulf Coast’s coach, Dave Balza, has also heard about this little promotion — so with his team down by 23 points late in the game, he decided to run down the clock and prevent Penn from reaching the century mark. Penn’s coach, Glen Miller, responded by sending his starters back in to run up the score, but in the end, Penn recorded a measly 97 (a 23-point victory), prompting boos and hisses from the stands.

Also noteworthy from the Red and Blue Crew cheering section: a banner that read “Thank you for making us Penn’s 2nd worst opponent — Dartmouth.” Mean! Meaner: it’s not true; Dartmouth is actually worse than Florida Gulf Coast. The Big Green are statistically the worst team in college basketball so far this year, losing all three of their games by an average of more than 31 points.

14 Responses to “Penn Fans Angered By Low-Scoring 97-74 Win”

  1. james from nyc Says:

    everyone knows cornell is filled with a bunch of disgruntled closet cow-humpers.

    this classless display further upholds this belief.

    shame on you cornell….shame.

  2. james from nyc Says:

    everyone knows cornell is filled with a bunch of disgruntled closet cow-humpers.

    this classless display further upholds this belief.

    shame on you cornell….shame.

  3. hahah Says:

    Haha I totally agree, but why’d you bring up Cornell…

  4. hahah Says:

    Haha I totally agree, but why’d you bring up Cornell…

  5. james from nyc Says:

    good question, im not sure….
    but of the few cornellians i do know of, they enjoy bitching about everything.

    youve got to figure, even though the article doesnt mention cornell, theyre somehow tied to it…

    they always are.

  6. james from nyc Says:

    good question, im not sure….
    but of the few cornellians i do know of, they enjoy bitching about everything.

    youve got to figure, even though the article doesnt mention cornell, theyre somehow tied to it…

    they always are.

  7. Penn Says:

    the article is about penn though … it’s a pretty clear read.

  8. Penn Says:

    the article is about penn though … it’s a pretty clear read.

  9. Penn Sucks Says:

    Remind me again how a Division II team is statistically worse than a Division I team? In RPI Dartmouth is ahead of plenty of schools, including Boston College. http://realtimerpi.com/rpi_Men.html

    Of course, by RPI the Ivy standings are:
    Cornell (32)
    Columbia (56)
    Penn (100)
    Princeton (115)
    Brown (125)
    Yale (161)
    Harvard (259)
    Dartmouth (285 out of 336)

    At any rate, Abners is shit.

  10. Penn Sucks Says:

    Remind me again how a Division II team is statistically worse than a Division I team? In RPI Dartmouth is ahead of plenty of schools, including Boston College. http://realtimerpi.com/rpi_Men.html

    Of course, by RPI the Ivy standings are:
    Cornell (32)
    Columbia (56)
    Penn (100)
    Princeton (115)
    Brown (125)
    Yale (161)
    Harvard (259)
    Dartmouth (285 out of 336)

    At any rate, Abners is shit.

  11. james from nyc Says:

    penn,

    the fumble was a calculated attempt that fell short of adding up.

    sorry for the confusion.

    its a pretty clear read.

  12. james from nyc Says:

    penn,

    the fumble was a calculated attempt that fell short of adding up.

    sorry for the confusion.

    its a pretty clear read.

  13. Penn still sucks Says:

    At least Dartmouth has hockey…

  14. Penn still sucks Says:

    At least Dartmouth has hockey…