Begley Named Ivy League and Big 5 Player of the Week for Career Night Against La Salle

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 Bucknell and La Salle last week. For the week, Begley averaged 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds in two Penn wins.

Begley scored a career-high 29 points while adding eight boards and seven assists to lead Penn past La Salle 78-67 in the Big 5 Classic on Dec. 4 in The Palestra. Begley made a career-best nine field-goals and set a new career mark from behind the three-point arc with eight. Begley scored back-to-back trifectas including a shot clock-beater from the corner with 5:19 remaining to give Penn its largest lead of the game (16). Begley added nine points and dished out seven assists in Penn’s 65-52 win over Bucknell on Dec. 1 at The Palestra.

This is Begley’s first Ivy League Player of the Week honor and the second Quaker to receive the award this year as sophomore Mark Zoller was named Ivy League and Big 5 Player of the Week last week.

The Red and Blue sport a 4-2 mark and are 4-0 in The Palestra. The Quakers travel to Temple on Dec. 8 for a Big 5 match-up at 8 p.m. The game, which is part of a doubleheader with the women’s team, will air be broadcast on CN8.

Written by Heather Palmer, associate director of athletic communications