February 3, 2013
* Temple and Saint Joseph's have generally played twice during the regular season, but Saturday evening's game at Hagan Arena is their only meeting this season in the expanded Atlantic 10. The Owls are the deeper team as SJU is 341st (out of 347) in bench minutes, but this game should be about the star players and whose perform better. * The biggest difference between Villanova this season and last is defense. The 'Cats gave up .984 points per possession last season, 114th nationally.
December 19, 2012 |
WITH A STATISTICAL transformation as large as this, you might expect a bit more surprise surrounding Fran Dougherty's emergence as Penn's top scorer and rebounder. But given the effort the 6-8 forward put forth in the offseason leading to his junior season, that's not exactly the case. "I'm not really surprised with how he's started," teammate Miles Cartwright says. "He worked really hard. He's still just working hard every day. He's just trying to improve and make sure what he's shown so far is consistent.
December 3, 2012 |
A year ago, Zack Rosen and Ramone Moore were Big Five rivals. Penn's Rosen was Big Five player of the year, Temple's Moore the runner-up. In the summertime, they often worked out together. This season, they both landed jobs a five-minute drive apart, for different teams in the top professional league in Israel. Moore in the outskirts of Tel Aviv, Rosen in Holon, just south. "If Tel Aviv is Manhattan, Holon is Queens," Rosen explained by e-mail. "It's a city with a lot of spirit.
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 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?
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
September 26, 2012
A SEASON after coming within a game of an Ivy League championship, Penn, after losing all-everything Zack Rosen, two other starters and its entire coaching staff except head coach Jerome Allen, will be very young and mostly untested as it faces another daunting schedule. The Quakers will play in the NIT Season Tipoff, with the first two games at Virginia. Penn will play Delaware in the first round. If it wins, it will play the Virginia-Fairfield winner for the right to go to Madison Square Garden for the NIT Final Four Thanksgiving week.
July 13, 2012 |
ORLANDO - Former Penn star Zack Rosen is adapting to his postcollege basketball career. The undrafted rookie point guard, player of the year in the Ivy League and Big Five, has struggled to gain consistent minutes for the 76ers in the Orlando NBA Summer League. "I'm just trying to do the most I can with whatever minutes I get," Rosen said. "It's a different situation; it's a new thing. You don't know what kind of opportunities you're going to get, but [I] try to make the most of them.
July 10, 2012 |
SOMEDAY SOMEONE is going to tell Zack Rosen that his basketball days are over, that his 6-foot body accompanied by immeasurable smarts has gone as far as it can go. Rosen, though, doesn't see that day coming any time soon and for him, hopefully, not until he's fulfilled his dream of playing in the greatest league in the world. Rosen, who earned Big 5 Player of the Year honors after a stellar senior season for the Penn Quakers, is down in Orlando with a contingent of rookies and NBA wanna-bes on a 76ers roster that will compete with seven other teams in the Orlando Summer League at the Amway Center.
May 23, 2012 |
Zack Rosen and Maalik Wayns shared a position and Big Five first-team honors this past season. Monday morning, the point guards from Penn and Villanova, respectively, shared the court at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine as the Sixers began their predraft workouts. Along with Iona's Scott Machado and Maryland's Terrell Stoglin, Wayns and Rosen went through ballhandling drills, light shooting, one-on-one situations - the usual workout fare. Trying to predict what the Sixers or any team will do - other than the one that wins the lottery and announces its intention to take Kentucky's Anthony Davis - is hard enough on draft night, must less now. For their part, the locals would be more than happy to stay here.