January 11, 2012 |
The painful lesson that Penn point guard Zack Rosen took away from the Palestra on Tuesday night was not particularly new, or one that gets any easier to accept with time and repetition. "Losing stinks," Rosen said. "It stinks against anybody, but especially against a city rival, against guys you played pickup against all summer. " Penn lost to a very good La Salle team, 68-57, in a Big Five City Series game. The outcome wasn't set in concrete from the start, but the Explorers had superior talent, and that is usually a pretty good indicator.
March 10, 2011 |
Penn junior guard Zack Rosen has been selected All-Ivy League for the second consecutive year. Rosen is the 17th Penn player to earn first-team honors multiple times. He led the Quakers with 14.3 points per game. In Ivy play, he was 12th in scoring and second in assists. He surpassed 1,000 career points during the season. Quakers senior Jack Eggleston was selected honorable mention. Eggleston averaged 13.2 points and a team-high 8.0 rebounds per game. Harvard junior forward Keith Wright was selected player of the year.
October 26, 2012 |
PENN WAS picked to finish fifth in the Ivy League preseason media poll released on Thursday. Princeton was the overwhelming favorite to win the title, getting 16 of 17 first-place votes. Defending champion Harvard was picked to finish second and received the other first-place vote. The Quakers will be led by junior guard Miles Cartwright but will be without Zack Rosen, who graduated. Here are the results of the poll: 1. Princeton, 134 points 2. Harvard, 109 points 3. Columbia, 90 points 4. Cornell, 80 points 5. Penn, 74 points 6. Yale, 55 points 7. Brown, 50 points 8. Dartmouth, 20 points
March 6, 2011 |
HANOVER, N.H. - After 20 minutes of play, the Penn men's basketball team looked as if it was still feeling the effects of a 15-point loss to Harvard on Friday night. Down by 34-21 at the half, the Quakers had committed 11 turnovers while Dartmouth had shot 51.9 percent from the floor. The second half played out like many in this season for the Quakers, with Penn roaring back for a 70-58 victory. "One of the recurring themes this season is that we waited until we got down by double digits to really start competing," coach Jerome Allen said.
November 13, 2012 |
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The big question for Penn heading into the season was who would fill the shoes of graduated star Zack Rosen. The Quakers found a pair of answers Monday night in the NIT Season Tip-Off, but they were not enough in an 84-69 loss to Delaware at John Paul Jones Arena. Playing with foul trouble for most of the second half, junior Miles Cartwright continued to establish himself as the go-to guard for coach Jerome Allen, scoring 20 points. Junior forward Fran Dougherty finished with 21 points and six rebounds.
November 11, 2011 |
Before he would become the head men's basketball coach at Penn, Jerome Allen received key insight into what makes the Quakers' senior point guard, Zack Rosen, tick. In the summer of 2009, Allen wasn't affiliated with the program but was asked by Rosen to help him improve his game. Rosen had just finished a successful freshman season but was looking to refine his game. Allen told him he would work with him in the summer but with one caveat. The former Penn guard wanted to see how truly committed Rosen was, so he told him to report to the Palestra for summer workouts by 6 a.m. "My gauge to see how serious somebody is if they are willing to come that early to work out," Allen said.
November 8, 2012 |
Penn has one of the most inexperienced men's basketball teams in the Ivy League, so the assumption is that the Quakers will struggle after going 20-13 last season and finishing second with an 11-3 league record. Gone are Ivy League player-of-the-year Zack Rosen; Tyler Bernardini, who averaged 12.2 points; and defensive stopper Rob Belcore. The lone returning player who was a double-figure scorer is 6-foot-3 junior guard Miles Cartwright, who averaged 10.8 points. Why, with such an inexperienced unit - predicted to finish fifth in the league - is coach Jerome Allen so upbeat?
February 25, 2012 |
HANOVER, N.H. - On to Harvard. Though Penn struggled offensively for much of the game, the Quakers edged Dartmouth, 57-54, on Friday night to set up an Ivy League showdown Saturday in Boston against Harvard. A win Saturday would pull Penn (16-11, 8-2 Ivy) into a tie in the loss column in league play behind the Crimson (24-3, 10-1), who won the teams' Feb. 10 meeting at the Palestra, 56-50. Harvard avenged its only Ivy loss with a win Friday over visiting Princeton.
March 5, 2011 |
HANOVER, N.H. - After twenty minutes of play, it seemed as if the Penn men's basketball team were still suffering the effects of Friday night's 15-point loss to Harvard. Down 34-21 at the half, the Quakers had committed 11 turnovers and were falling victim to 51.9 percent Dartmouth field goal shooting. But in a fashion that is now typical of coach Jerome Allen's season, Penn came back to win, 70-58. The Quakers' season finale is Tuesday at the Palestra against Princeton. If Penn wins, Harvard will win its first-ever Ivy League title.
April 27, 2011 |
It is no secret that Penn will have a terrific backcourt next season - with seniors Zack Rosen and Tyler Bernardini along with sophomore Miles Cartwright. That group is good enough to win an Ivy League championship. It is also no secret that Penn had to get bigger and more athletic in the frontcourt to have a chance to challenge Harvard and Princeton for the title. Nobody will really know until the games begin in November and the Ivy games start in 2012, but there is a real confidence around the program that Penn's seven-player recruiting class is terrific, with several frontcourt players ready to start and make a difference.