Eggleston Named Big 5 Player of the Week

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Big 5 has selected its players of the week for the week of February 15, and Penn's Jack Eggleston is the recipient on the men's side. He is the first Penn player to be so honored this season.

Eggleston's honor comes off his stellar weekend, primarily Friday's game when he led the Quakers in their upset of No. 22 Cornell Friday night at the Palestra. In that game, the junior forward scored a career-high 24 points (shattering his previous best of 19), going 8-of-12 from the field and knocking down a career-best four three-pointers on five attempts. He was also 4-of-5 from the foul line, grabbed five rebounds, and had two assists.

Eggleston followed that up with 11 points, three boards, three assists and two steals in Penn's 66-62 loss to Columbia Saturday night. In that game Eggleston went 4-of-6 from the field and 3-of-4 from the foul line. Perhaps most amazing from the weekend: when Eggleston was subbed out along with the other five starters in the final minute of Friday win over Cornell, it marked the first time he has been subbed out of an Ivy League game this season. To date, he has been on the floor for 239 of the Quakers' 240 Ivy minutes.

Penn is home three times this week, beginning Tuesday when archrival Princeton comes to The Palestra. That is followed by Brown on Friday and Yale of Saturday. Tip time for all three games is 7 p.m.