PHILADELPHIA - The Ivy League has announced its weekly award winners in men's basketball, and University of Pennsylvania senior forward Fran Dougherty has been named Ivy League Player of the Week.
This is Dougherty's first time being honored as Player of the Week this season; he was recipient of the award once last year, as well.
Dougherty had a double-double in Penn's 77-74 win Saturday over archrival Princeton in the Ivy League opener for both teams. His 17 points were a career high in an Ivy League contest, and his 12 rebounds were a season high and one shy of his career best. Dougherty also had two assists, two steals, and a blocked shot in 36 minutes of action.
After leading Penn in scoring and rebounding in the early part of last season, Dougherty missed the second half due to injury. After a slow start to this season -- 3.5 rebounds per game in the first four contests -- he is averaging 16.0 points over Penn's last four games and 8.9 rebounds per game over the last nine contests.
Penn (3-10) returns to action this Saturday, hosting Saint Joseph's in its final Big 5 game of the 2013-14 season. The Quakers and the Hawks will tip off at 7 p.m. at The Palestra.