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La Salle beats Ole Miss

Big 5 Awards for the 2012-2013 Season

The Big 5 managed to get Villanova, Temple, and La Salle into the NCAA Tournament this season. These 3 teams combined for 4 wins, 3 coming from La Salle. After a super successful year of basketball in Philadelphia, it is time to give out awards. Player of the Year: Khalif Wyatt, SG (Temple) Any old […]

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The Palestra

The Palestra: Home of Philly Basketball

The Palestra, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is my favorite places to watch college basketball games. As a diehard Big 5 basketball fan, the Palestra is held near and dear to my heart. Originally the home to all Big 5 games, the Palestra is the home arena of the Penn Quakers and a good amount of Big […]

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Miles Cartwright Quakers

Penn Quakers Basketball: Five Players Suspended for Failed Drug Tests

Five Penn Quakers’ basketball players, Miles Cartwright, Henry Brooks, Darien Nelson-Henry, Steve Rennard, and Tony Hicks, were suspended for one game as the Quakers played Delaware on December 21 for violating team rules. Quakers coach Jerome Allen would not elaborate past that in the post-game press conference. However, a source told the Daily Pennsylvanian, Penn’s […]

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Image: Maalik Wayns, Khalif Wyatt

Starting Five: Undefeated Temple Tops City 6 Rankings

Starting Five will be a weekly update on the Philadelphia basketball schools, ranking the teams from 1-5 and one team “on the bench”.  It will come out every Friday afternoon. 1.  Temple Owls: Temple posted solid wins over Wagner and Villanova this week, although they struggled in the first half against the Wildcats.  The 6-0 […]

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Big 5 Conference Basketball

2012 Big 5 Predictions: Rankings and Analysis

A year after getting one team into the NCAA tournament, Philadelphia’s historic collection of basketball schools will go at it once again in 2012-13.  The Big 5, which is what it will be referred to as because Drexel does not play all of their neighbors every year, lost some great players last season when Zack Rosen, Rudy […]

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Zack Rosen Ivy POY

Rosen Named Ivy League POY

Penn’s senior guard Zack Rosen was named first-team All-Ivy, and named Ivy League Player of the Year on Wednesday, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a player in that conference. He was unanimously elected for both honors, and is only the fourth player to be unanimously elected as POY since 2000. This is […]

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City 6

City 6 Selection Sunday Preview

It was, overall, an excellent season for the City 6 and its basketball teams. The six teams’ combined win total exceeded last year’s by 18, and every single team, except for Villanova, had at least 19 wins. In addition, Drexel and Temple won their conferences’ regular-season titles, but none of the teams were able to […]

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Penn Falls to Princeton

Penn Vanquished by Rival Tigers

The Pennsylvania Quakers (19-12, 11-3 Ivy) came into the game with high hopes of making it to the tournament, but their dreams were quickly dashed by last year’s Ivy league champions, the Princeton Tigers. Princeton forward Ian Hummer scored 18 points and recorded 10 rebounds while leading his team to a 62-52 win. This left […]

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Yale Falls to Penn

Rosen Leads Penn in Rout of Yale

The Penn Quakers (19-11,11-2 Ivy) pulverized Yale in a conference matchup, 68-47. Penn was led by senior guard Zach Rosen, who put up 20 points in last nights matchup while logging 30 minutes. At the end of the first half, Penn led by only eight, but the Quakers came out of the half and went […]

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