Penn's turnover problem reminds coach Jerome Allen of his grandmother's broken record player.
New game, same song.
The Quakers have been plagued by turnovers all season, and they committed 20 in an 83-63 loss to Harvard at the Palestra on Friday.
It was the worst-ever home defeat to Harvard for Penn (6-16, 3-5 Ivy League), which had won 74 of 87 home contests against the Crimson (21-4, 8-1) entering Friday. The Quakers lost those previous 13 games by a combined 61 points and never had been beaten by more than 13 points at home until Friday's blowout.
But they've probably never been as bad at protecting the ball, either. Penn entered the game ranked 344th of 345 Division I teams by averaging 16.8 turnovers per game. After Friday, the Quakers evened themselves with Ball State with an NCAA-worst average of 17 turnovers.