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Zack Rosen has high hopes for pro career

Beginning with the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, a showcase for elite college seniors running from April 11-14, Rosen will look to impress professional scouts in the hopes of hearing his name called during the NBA draft on June 28.

Former coach Dick Harter passes away

Harter grew up in Pottstown, Pa., only 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia and enrolled at the university in the School of Education. He was a reserve guard on the men’s basketball team before graduating in 1953.

Cal Silcox | Quakers’ veterans know best

Whereas Harvard Coach Tommy Amaker sat senior forward Keith Wright, the reigning Ivy Player of the Year, in the final minutes of Saturday’s game, Penn Coach Jerome Allen depended on his seniors for the win. And they stepped up. Especially Tyler Bernardini.

Calder Silcox | Doc, at the buzzer

Every one of the 4,103 under those baby blue rafters knew whose hands would be trusted with the final shot: Zack Rosen. So, of course, it was Fran Dougherty, sweet baby Fran, who caught the inbounds pass from Miles Cartwright in midair and delicately kissed it off the glass for two points as the clock wound down to 0.5 seconds Saturday night against Columbia.

Calder Silcox | Time to televise the Ivies

On Friday night, the Quakers hosted the Crimson in what was one of the biggest Ivy hoops games in recent memory. Trouble was, if you weren’t there, you likely didn’t see it, and that’s a shame.

Silcox | The new Evil Empire

Harvard is the antagonist to the Ivy saga this year — a growing danger, challenging the “traditional” Ivy power structure of Penn and Princeton.

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