Crunch time

basketball

Quaker forward Koko Archibong (C’03) breaks through a forest of Crimson defenders to go for a jumper in the men’s basketball game against Harvard Feb. 15. Archibong scored 10 points and had six rebounds in Penn’s 78-51 shellacking of Harvard. The win boosted Penn’s record in the Ivy League to 5-3, keeping the Quakers’ Ivy title hopes alive; subsequent home victories over Dartmouth, Brown and Yale put the team’s record at 8-3, two games behind league-leading Princeton. As of press time, the Quakers could still gain at least a share of the Ivy League title if they win all three of their remaining games; should that not happen, Penn will go into the record books as the first Ivy League team to win more than 20 games in a season without winning the league title.

Photo by Tommy Leonardi

Originally published on March 7, 2002