Penn's junior guard served an academic suspension in 2016 and went almost two years without competitive basketball. Now he's back.
Temple freshman Nate Pierre-Louis was named this week's American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week after scoring a career-high 23 points in Saturday's 75-72 overtime loss to visiting Memphis.
City Six observations: The Quakers have established themselves as legitimate contenders.
The sophomore forward hit a career-high five three-pointers to lead the Quakers past Columbia
Cornell's Matt Morgan, who entered the game averaging 24.9 points, was held to 13.
The Quakers, who won their Ivy League opener last week over Princeton, take on the Big Red at the Palestra.
Johnson, the leading scorer in the A-10, missed three games with an ankle injury and came back Saturday but ran out of gas.
The Owls have suffered five straight losses, in all shapes and sizes, including four to start play in the American Athletic Conference.
The Quakers, who placed all five starters in double figures, broke an eight-game losing streak to the Tigers.
Penn opens conference play at home, while Drexel hosts a Charleston team that is tied atop the Colonial Athletic Association
Penn falters in the second half, falling to Toledo, 85-72, and has its four-game winning streak ended.
Jarryd Simmons led the Quakers with 12 points and Caleb Wood had 11.
All but Penn will begin conference play this week. The Quakers have the second-biggest win in the city, behind only No. 1 Villanova.