Behind a game-high 19 points from Rosen and 10 from senior Tyler Bernardini the Red and Blue pulled away from the Bears (8-22, 2-11 Ivy) late in the second half to win their sixth straight game, improving to 10-2 in the Ivy League (18-11 overall), still a half game behind Harvard.
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Penn basketball’s season comes down to its final three games. The first two are home against Brown and Yale, while the last is on the road against Princeton. The Quakers can’t afford to lose any of the three.
The seniors are putting it all in the line heading into the final weekend of their Penn basketball careers.
Slowly, but surely, 2013 was purged from the Penn basketball team.
Zack Rosen and the Quakers reminded fans that their season is far from over by pulling off an upset in Boston.
When it comes to determining which team earns the Ancient Eight’s automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament, the Ivy League does it right: it is the only Division I conference that does not hold a postseason tournament.
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.
Saturday night was the culmination of an up-and-down 58 hours that had more flips and dips, more twists and turns, than a heart-stopping roller coaster — but it almost never was.
It all came down to star senior Zack Rosen. At the free-throw line with 23.2 seconds remaining and Penn down one, Rosen sunk both shots with ease, affording the Red and Blue a one-point lead.
At the free throw line with 12.6 seconds remaining and Dartmouth down one, Jvonte Brooks had a chance to tie the game at 55 for the Big Green.
It’s about time we caught Jeremy Lin fever. We put it off as long as we could, but the man is impossible to ignore.
Though many believe Saturday night’s vaunted rematch between Penn and Harvard could determine the fate of the Ivy League, men’s basketball coach Jerome Allen would say the Red and Blue’s most important game of the year comes a day earlier, against last-place Dartmouth.
After playing just 47 total minutes his freshman year, Steve Rennard has emerged as coach Jerome Allen’s go-to spark off the bench.
The guard play of the men’s basketball team, especially from Zack Rosen and Miles Cartwright, has added many dimensions to Penn’s offense.
Here’s a message for Tyler Bernardini: When you step off that bus in Hanover, N.H., Friday afternoon, do so without the intent to play against Dartmouth.
The DP sits down with Quakers’ recruit Darien Nelson-Henry and discusses his “big” impact on the program.
After barely escaping the Palestra with a weekend sweep of Cornell and Columbia, the Quakers have positioned themselves for a huge weekend road trip against Dartmouth on Friday and first-place Harvard on Saturday.
It hasn’t always been pretty and it certainly hasn’t been easy, but the Quakers have found ways to win close games this year — games they haven’t won in the past two seasons.
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.
Miles Cartwright lofted a perfect inbounds pass with 1.5 seconds on the clock in overtime to Fran Dougherty under the basket, who got the alley-oop layup to give the Quakers a 61-59 victory over Columbia.
SILCOX: Doc, at the buzzer