Philadelphia - University of Pennsylvania senior guard Tim Begley (Freehold, N.J.) was named Ivy League and Big 5 Player of the Week for his efforts in Penn’s victories over Princeton, Columbia and Cornell last week. The senior guard averaged 19.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals in the three games.
Begley led the Quakers in scoring in two of the Quakers' three victories last week and helped the Red and Blue remain undefeated in the League with two come-from-behind wins. Begley had 24 points, including 16 in the second half, to give Penn a 64-50 win over Cornell on Feb. 12. He went 6-for-7 from beyond the arc with seven rebounds and three steals. He is just nine treys away from breaking the all-time three-point record at Penn and stands 29th all-time in scoring with 1,062 career points. Against Columbia, he added 13 points and one block. In Penn's 70-62 win over Princeton, the team captain had a team-high 20 points, three steals and five rebounds. Late in the second half, Begley stole the ball from Princeton’s Judson Wallace and scored on the other end of the court to pull within one of the Tigers before the Quakers tied it up and went into extra minutes. Penn extended its win streak to 10 games.
This is the second time this season, Begley has earned Ivy League and Big 5 Player of the week honors in the same week. Begley received the honor on Dec. 6 when he scored a career-high 29 points against La Salle.
The Red and Blue are 7-0 in the Ivy League and 14-7 overall. Penn travels to Brown this weekend with a three game lead over its closest Ancient Eight opponent. The Quakers defeated Brown on Jan. 29, 83-60. The game will be televised live on the YES Network.