PHILADELPHIA - The Ivy League and the Philadelphia Big 5 have announced their weekly awards in men's basketball, and Zack Rosen earned both honors (he shared the Big 5 award with Langston Galloway of Saint Joseph's).
This marks the second straight week and the fourth time this season that Rosen has won the Ivy League Player of the Week award; the Big 5 award is his first of 2011-12.
Rosen's honor comes on the heels of a superb weekend during which he led Penn to a pair of wins on the road. The first came Friday night at Dartmouth, where Rosen scored the Quakers' final 16 points as they overcame the Big Green for a 57-54 win. One night later, Rosen had Penn's final nine points -- including the winning free throws with 23.2 seconds left -- as the Red and Blue knocked off Ivy League frontrunner Harvard, 55-54. The win snapped the Crimson's 28-game home winning streak, the second-longest in the nation. For the weekend, Rosen scored 47 points (27 at Dartmouth, 20 at Harvard).
With those wins, Penn is now tied with Harvard in the loss column of the Ivy League standings (Harvard is 10-2, Penn is 9-2). The Quakers will host Brown on Friday and Yale on Saturday, before traveling to Princeton next Tuesday to close out the regular season. Harvard, meanwhile, ends its season this weekend with a road trip to Columbia and Cornell.