Fittingly, in the final weekend of the Ivy League regular season, it was a Harvard-Penn tie at the top.
The Ancient Eight announced on Monday that Harvard's Kyle Casey and Penn's Zack Rosen were named co-players of the week for their performances on Friday and Saturday.
Casey had 19 points (on 7-for-11 shooting), 4 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists in the Crimson’s OT win over Columbia on Friday, and 11 points (on 4-for-7 shooting), 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block in the win over Cornell on Saturday.
The two wins over the weekend clinched at least a share of a second straight Ivy title for the Crimson and pushed the program’s record for wins in a season to 26.
Rosen had 19 points (on 9-for-17 shooting), 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in the Quakers’ win over Brown on Friday, and 20 points (on 5-for-8 shooting), 6 rebounds and 2 assists in the win over Yale on Saturday.
The weekend sweeps preserved the current tie at the top of the Ivy standings, with Harvard (26-4, 12-2) a half-game ahead pending the result of Penn’s final regular-season game Tuesday night at Princeton (7 p.m. ET, ESPN3). With a win, Penn (19-11, 11-2) would force a one-game playoff with Harvard for the Ivy’s automatic berth in the NCAA tournament.
If Rosen & Co.’s run ends Tuesday night, however, the Crimson will win the Ivy outright.
For now, all Casey and the Crimson can do is wait and watch.