The Penn Quakers (9-21, 6-7 Ivy) are 6-point home underdogs tonight against a potentially deflated Princeton Tigers (16-11, 9-4 Ivy) team in the closing game of the Ivy League season.
The Tigers let the Ivy League crown slip through their grasp over the weekend, losing to both Brown and Yale. Harvard clinched the league crown, their second consecutive, with home wins over Columbia and Cornell.
"It's hugely disappointing for us," Princeton coach Mitch Henderson told the Daily Pennsylvanian. "We have a very simple goal around here, and that's to play championship basketball."
The Quakers split their weekend games, both on the road, defeating Brown on Friday night 66-64, before losing to Yale 79-65 on Saturday.
A Penn win sees them move to .500 in the conference and it hopes to avenge a 65-53 loss at Princeton earlier this year.
"I think it's really important [to end on a high note]," freshman Quaker guard Tony Hicks said. "I think it could definitely send a message, us beating Harvard at home and for us to do that against Princeton, that would send a message."