Moral victory?

Penn surprised pretty much everyone by keeping things very respectable last night in Durham. The Quakers got the subpar effort from Duke they needed to have a chance at the upset, but the Ivy Leaguers weren’t able to bring their best game either. It sounds strange to say, but if Penn hadn’t committed 26 turnovers — many of which were careless mistakes — it would have have been right there with the top-ranked Blue Devils.

Inside the Ivy

Game of the Week: Temple (3-2) at Princeton (1-3)
Tuesday, December 6 – 7:30 pm

Things look very bleak in Princeton right now after a 23-point loss to a Colgate team that Cornell handled easily back on November 22. This on the heels of the Tigers’ second straight double-digit home loss earlier in the week at the hands of a Lafayette squad picked next to last in the Patriot League preseason poll. The Temple game presents an opportunity for Joe Scott’s program to right its ship, as a win would bury a great deal of the ugliness to this point in the season.