Cartwright gets second-team All-Ivy, Hicks gets honorable mention

Now that the 2012-13 Ivy slate is history, it's time for the honors to start rolling in.

Penn was represented by two players in the All-Ivy teams that the Ivy League announced today - Miles Cartwright and Tony Hicks.

Cartwright finished the season ranked fifth among Ivy players with 13.5 points per game. His 4.1 assists per game were good for second in Ivy play as well. The junior guard also ranked ninth in minutes per game in Ivy play at 34.0. Cartwright was one of six players to earn a second-team All-Ivy selection.

Hicks, meanwhile, earned one of five honorable mentions. The freshman guard averaged 15.3 points per contest in Ivy play - good for third in the conference. Hicks also ranked in the top 10 in Ivy games in free throw percentage and three-point field goal percentage.

Meanwhile, Princeton’s senior forward Ian Hummer was the coaches’ selection as the Ivy League Player of the Year, and Harvard freshman guard Siyani Chambers was a unanimous selection as the Ivy League Rookie of the Year.

This season marks the first time since 2008-09 that no Penn player was named first-team All-Ivy after Zack Rosen earned that honor for 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12.


Three Up Three Down: Princeton Edition

Three Up Three DownPenn heads to the unfriendly confines of Jadwin Gym to take on rival Princeton. Here are some predictions for the Quakers’ first Ivy League game of the season.

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Miles Cartwright- Cartwright was held to just six shot attempts against Lafayette and while Penn’s bench helped lead a strong comeback with him on the bench, he will need to be front and center if the Quakers have the chance of pulling the upset at Jadwin. He went 4-11 in last year’s season-ending loss to the Tigers, so expect the junior captain to have extra motivation heading into Saturday’s game.

Tony Hicks- Hicks has taken off in Penn’s last three games, scoring in double figures in each game despite coming off the bench. His performance against Lafayette may have been his finest of the season, as he not only tied a career high with four assists, but coach Allen trusted Hicks with the ball in his hands in the final seconds. With his recent performance, Hicks has the opportunity to increase his minutes and continue his recent success.

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Over/Under – Princeton

OverUnderWin for Penn – UNDER

For the first time this season, Over/Under is debating not how many points the Quakers will lose by, but rather whether Penn can actually win this game. The beginning of the Ivy League schedule and matchups against common opponents for Penn and Princeton signal fresh hope for the Quakers. Against common opponents, Penn is 0-4. But Princeton hasn’t fared much better, going just 1-3. That lone victory came over Lafayette by a score of 72-53 on Nov. 24. Penn lost to Lafayette by two points its last time on the court.

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