Rosen Named ECAC, Ivy League Player of the Week

PHILADELPHIA - The ECAC and the Ivy League have announcedtheir weekly awards in men's basketball, and Penn senior guard Zack Rosen has been named the Player of the Week. This is the third time Rosen has been so honored by the Ivy League in 2011-12, and the fourth time in his storied career. It is Rosen's first time being honored by the ECAC.

Rosen's honor comes largely on the heels of his performance in Friday's 73-66 win over Cornell. The senior guard figured in 26 straight points during the latter part of the second half, scoring 17 and assisting on nine, and with less than four minutes remaining in the game he scored 11 straight points to turn a 59-55 deficit into a 66-64 lead. For the game, Rosen scored a game-high 25 points and dished off six assists.

On Saturday night, Rosen led Penn in points (14), rebounds (6) and assists (5) as the Quakers edged Columbia in overtime. In that game, he hit a foul shot to tie the game with 2.2 seconds left in regulation and send it to extra time. At the end of OT, he drew a double-team when he set a screen for teammate Fran Dougherty to roll to the basket for an alley-oop pass that served as the winning points with five-tenths of a second left on the clock.

With the weekend sweep, Penn (15-11 overall) improved to 7-2 in Ivy League play and sits alone in second place behind Harvard (9-1). The Quakers are at Dartmouth on Friday night, and if they win that game the stage is set for a showdown with the Crimson on Saturday night in Cambridge, Mass. That game will air live on ESPN3.com.