PHILADELPHIA - The Penn men's basketball team opened the Ivy League season this past weekend with a sweep of Yale and Brown, and the Quakers were rewarded with another sweep on Monday -- this time in weekly honors. Senior forward Jack Eggleston was named the Philadelphia Big 5 Player of the Week and shared the Ivy League Player of the Week award with Harvard's Kyle Casey, while freshman guard Miles Cartwright was honored as the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season.
Eggleston earned his second weekly Big 5 honor and first Ivy weekly honor after a career performance Saturday night against the Bears. He scored 12 points in the game's final 9:15 as the Quakers overcame an eight-point deficit to tie the Bears and force overtime, then scored Penn's first five points in the extra session to give the Red and Blue a lead it would not relinquish. For the night, he had 25 points (tying a career high) and 12 rebounds for his fourth double-double this season. That came on the heels of his 13-point, eight-rebound outing against Yale on Friday. For the week, Eggleston averaged 19.0 points and 10.0 rebounds, and shot 17-of-26 (65.4 percent) from the field.
As for Cartwright, hemarked his Ivy League debutwith a team-high 18 points, three assists and two steals on Friday night against Yale. On Saturday against Brown, he scored just five points, but dished off a career-best eight assists (with only two turnovers) and had two more steals in playing a team-high 42 minutes.
Penn is at home two more times this weekend, hosting Dartmouth on Friday night and Harvard on Saturday night. Both games will tip off at 7 p.m.