PHILADELPHIA - The Ivy League and Philadelphia Big 5 have announcedtheir weekly awards in the sport of men's basketball, and it was a clean sweep for Penn senior guard Tyler Bernardini who was named Player of the Week by both organizations.
This marks the fourth time a Penn player has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week this season, as Bernardini has been joined by classmate Zack Rosen as a two-time honoree. Bernardini's Big 5award is a first for a Penn player this season.
Bernardini was honored after another outstanding offensive effort in the Quakers' 84-71 win over Marist on Friday. In that game he scored a career-high 30 points, giving him 59 in Penn's last two contests. Bernardini also knocked down eight three-point baskets for the second game in a row, the first time a Penn player has done that in history. In the last two games Bernardini is 16-of-23 on three-point shots and 20-of-31 overall from the field.
Bernardini also had five rebounds and a steal in 33 minutes against Marist, as he helped Penn improve its overall record to 6-6.
Penn is in action twice this week, traveling to Davidson on Friday and Duke on Sunday. The Quakers' game with the Blue Devils will be televised live on ESPNU.