Saturday's Best

Zack Rosen is a man on a mission. (Photo Credit: philly.com)

Best…Wow: Zack Rosen did it again. Two clutch Rosen free throws with 23 seconds left put Penn up one, and after a rebound off a missed Corbin Miller three ended up in Harvard”s possession, Tyler Bernardini stepped up and drew a charge on Kyle Casey with only seconds remaining. Penn was able to run the clock out on the inbounds, securing a 55-54 victory and breaking Harvard”s 28-game home winning streak. More importantly, the Quakers are now a half-game back of first place, and tied with the Crimson in the all-important loss column. A Penn victory seemed unlikely late in the second-half as a Curry back door pass to Saunders put Harvard up 7 with only five minutes to play. Cue Rosen. The soon-to-be Ivy Player of the Year once again one-upped himself, knocking down a three on the wing, an elbow jumper, and the game-winning free throws in the final minutes to lift the Quakers. Rosen finished with 20 points on 6-14 shooting (4-7 from deep), while Miles Cartwright added 8 points. Props must be given to Tyler Bernardini who despite playing with an ankle injury, stepped up with great help defense to draw the pivotal charge on Casey. For Harvard, Casey led the way with 12 points

and 6 rebounds, with Keith Wright adding 9 points and 5 rebounds. Wesley Saunders had 10 off the bench and Laurent Rivard had 8. The Crimson outrebounded the undersized Quakers 24-15, but only shot 2-11 from three. Harvard now goes on the road to Columbia and Cornell for its final weekend. Penn returns home to face Yale and Brown before closing out the season against archrival Princeton. It”s worth noting that half of the league remains alive for the title as we enter the final weekend. Yale needs a sweep and one Harvard loss; Princeton needs to win out, have Harvard lose both, and have Penn lose one. It should be a fun finish to the Ivy season.

Best Rout: Yale destroyed Cornell at home, 71-40, to complete a home sweep of the C”s and move to within one game of first place. A balanced attack did the trick on this evening as Mangano had 16 pts and 10 rbs, Jesse Pritchard had another efficient evening with 13 pts on 5-6 shooting, and Reggie Willhite was all over the place (again) with 8 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists, and 4 steals. Austin Morgan also had 11 points. The Bulldogs played some serious lockdown defense, making the Red look completely uncomfortable on offense and holding them to 16 second-half points. Cornell shot a dismal 22.6% from the field and only Chris Wroblewski finished in double-figures with 10 points.

Best Bottom Half W: Brown took advantage of some hot three-point shooting L?acqua, il fuoco, la terra e l?aria ti porteranno le vincite piu ricche? Scopri quanto possano essere potenti le forze dei 4 elementi, e intanto fai conoscenza con il 5° elemento: le vincite! Prova questa stracolma di azione con 5 rulli e 25 linee di vincita e non potrai resistere alle diverse funzioni bonus multiple. to take a commanding 17-point lead into the half and never let up against Columbia in a 94-78 victory at the Pizzatola Center. Sean McGonagill apparently loves to play against the Lions at home, following up last year”s magical 39-point performance with 28 points on 8-11 shooting. McGonagill also added 8 assists and 8 rebounds with only 2 turnovers. The Bears had six players in double figures, including Jean Harris, the team”s lone senior, who finished with 17 points in his final home game. Junior Andrew McCarthy recorded a double-double with 11 points and 12 boards. For Columbia, this was a very uncharacteristic defensive anomaly of a game. The Lions hadn”t let up 80 points let alone 94 on the year. Brian Barbour led Columbia with 18 points and 10 assists, while Mark Cisco had 15 points and 6 rebounds. Brown shot 14-22 from three-point land (64%).

Best Bounceback: Princeton dominated Dartmouth 85-61 behind another big night from Patrick Saunders, who has really come on strong lately. After jumping out to a 40-24 halftime lead, Princeton made sure that Dartmouth never got close. Saunders finished with 14 points on 5-7 shooting, including 4-4 from deep, in just 19 minutes. Ian Hummer and Brendan Connolly each contributed efficient performances with 11 points a piece and 9 combined assists. Denton Koon had 10 and Doug Davis had 9 for the Tigers, who shot 65% from the field, including a ridiculous 12-17 from three (71%). Princeton keyed in on Jvonte Brooks, making sure that the freshman only got

two points on four shots. For the Big Green, it was John Golden leading the way on this night as the freshman delivered 21 points on 6-10 shooting. Tyler Melville and Gabas Maldunas also had 10 each, while the latter also pulled down 8 boards.

 

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