Women's Basketball Set for Home Opener Wednesday vs. Binghamton

Wednesday, Nov. 16 vs. Binghamton: Tickets | Watch | Live Stats | Twitter
Friday, Nov. 18 at Rhode Island: Tickets | Watch | Live Stats | Twitter

PHILADELPHIA - It’s a quick turnaround for the University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team (0-1) after the season lid-lifter at Duke last Sunday. Penn plays its first three games in six days, including the tip-off for their home opener against Binghamton two days after the Quakers traveled to Durham, N.C. Wednesday’s contest is set for 7 p.m. at The Palestra and will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Digital Network. Penn and Rhode Island square off at 7 p.m. on Friday in Kingston, R.I. Both are first-time opponents for the Quakers in program history.

In the Series...
vs. Binghamton (0-2): First Meeting
Wednesday’s contest marks the first-ever meeting between the Quakers and Bearcats. Binghamton finished the 2015-16 season with a 14-17 overall record and 8-8 mark in America East games under then second-year head coach Linda Cimino. Penn head coach Mike McLaughlin holds a perfect 5-0 record against America East opponents during his tenure at Penn (Maine, New Hampshire 2x, UMBC 2x).  

vs. Rhode Island (1-1): First Meeting
Friday’s matchup also marks the first-ever meeting between the Quakers and Rams. Rhode Island finished the 2015-16 season with a 12-18 overall record and 5-11 mark in Atlantic-10 games under then second-year head coach Daynia La-Force. McLaughlin holds a 10-14 overall record against the A-10 but has improved to 8-3 over the last three seasons. The Quakers are 4-8 on the road against A-10 opponents in the McLaughlin era.

Catching the Games
Fans can watch Wednesday’s game on the Ivy League Digital Network (ILDN.tv). Live twitter updates will also be available (@PennWBB). A complete recap, box score and highlights can be found at PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of the game. Live video and stats for Sunday’s game will be on www.gorhody.com.

Last Time Out
Penn saw double-doubles from Michelle Nwokedi and Sydney Stipanovich but were plagued by Duke’s quick start as they fell to the Blue Devils 68-55 on Sunday afternoon in Durham, N.C. Nwokedi and Stipanovich teamed up to combine for 38 points and 23 boards in Sunday’s season opener. Nwokedi led all point-scorers on the on the day, registering 24 tallies off of 50% shooting from three-point range (3-of-6) and 8-18 total (44%) from the field. Anna Ross added six assists, five rebounds and seven points Lauren Whitlatch and Kasey Chambers combined for four points, five rebounds and three assists.

Up Next
The Quakers return home to The Palestra on Tuesday, Nov. 22 for a 7 p.m. tip against Big 5 rival Saint Joseph’s prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. The Red and Blue close out the month of November with a mid-week trip to Lafayette on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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