2023-24 Ivy women’s media day recap and season preview

With the season a few weeks away, the Ivy League hosted Women’s Basketball Media Day on Monday, the first of two media availabilities this week. The event was hosted over Zoom for media members and is available on the conference’s YouTube channel.

The preseason media poll was released last Thursday with Princeton earning all 16 first-place votes. Last year’s Ivy Tournament winner and regular season co-champions are the sixth unanimous pick in league history and the first since Penn in 2016-2017.

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Ivy League Tournament women’s semifinal preview: No. 4 Penn vs. No. 1 Princeton

No. 1 Princeton (21-5, 12-2 Ivy) vs No. 4 Penn (17-10, 9-5 Ivy), Jadwin Gym, 4:30 p.m. (available on ESPN+)

Game #1, 1/16/23: Princeton (home) over Penn, 55-40
Game #2, 3/3/23: Princeton over Penn (home), 71-52

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Princeton women push back to power past Penn, 71-52

Kaitlyn Chen put on a memorable performance in Princeton’s victory over archrival Penn Friday, notching 27 points, five assists and four rebounds in 37 minutes. (Photo by Erica Denhoff)

Editor’s note: Princeton-Penn is always a big deal, and our Toothless Tiger and Palestra Pete combine to recap Saturday night’s P vs. P action in audio and written form below: 

It was The Kaitlyn Chen Show, but more than that, it was The Princeton Defense Show at Penn on Friday night, and the Tigers roared back (sorry) from a first-half deficit to beat the Quakers handily, 71-52.

In some respects, the game was meaningless: For weeks we’ve known that the top two women’s teams going into the Ivy League Tournament would be Princeton and Columbia, and that they would face Penn and Harvard in the first-round games. But pride counts, too, and Princeton knew it needed this win to get a share of its fifth straight regular-season title.

On the Penn side, too, the stakes were emotional: This was Senior Night, and Princeton was the only Ivy the graduating Penn players had never beaten. Truth is, they’d never come very close: The 15-point loss in January at Princeton was their closest score. Their best chance probably would have come in the COVID-canceled Ivy tournament of 2020, or more likely the canceled season that followed, when the career of Penn’s last dominant center, Eleah Parker, would have overlapped with that of forward Jordan Obi.

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Penn at Princeton women’s game preview

Our George “Toothless Tiger” Clark previews a key Monday Ivy clash between the Penn and Princeton women at Jadwin Gym:

Columbia women top Princeton, 58-55, in overtime thriller

Sophomore guard Kitty Henderson notched 15 points and eight rebounds, including three offensive boards, against a stellar Princeton defense in Columbia’s win at Jadwin Gym Friday night. Henderson played all 45 minutes, as did teammate Abbey Hsu, who likewise tallied 15 points. (Photo by Erica Denhoff)

Columbia women’s basketball bested Princeton at Jadwin Gym Friday night to secure the Lions’ first win over the Tigers in the Megan Griffith era, dealing the home team its first Ivy home loss under Carla Berube. Ivy Hoops Online reporter George “Toothless Tiger” Clark breaks down how Columbia (13-2, 2-0 Ivy) pulled off the major victory over Princeton (8-5, 0-2):

Columbia women look to eclipse Princeton in marquee matchup

Coming off its first Ivy loss of the Carla Berube era, the Princeton women (8-4, 0-1 Ivy) hope to bounce back at Jadwin Gym against a Columbia squad (12-2, 1-0) looking to prove it has surpassed the Tigers. Our George “Toothless Tiger” Clark previews the marquee matchup slated for Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPNU in this audio report:

Princeton women top Rhode Island off buzzer-beater, 56-54


Ivy Hoops Online reporter George “Toothless Tiger” Clark recaps a memorable clash between Princeton women’s basketball and Rhode Island at Jadwin Gym Wednesday afternoon decided by a buzzer-beater from senior guard Grace Stone:


Princeton women come back strong in 77-56 win at Rutgers

Our George “Toothless Tiger” Clark reports on the Princeton women’s 77-56 win at Rutgers in which the Tigers shook off a 15-point third-quarter deficit to mount the biggest comeback of the Carla Berube era:

Princeton mounts near-comeback to remember at No. 6 UConn

Ivy Hoops Online writer George “Toothless Tiger” Clark reports from Storrs on a comeback to remember from the Princeton women that fell just short in a 69-64 loss at No. 6 UConn in a homecoming for Huskies alumna Carla Berube: