Complete Ivy League Men's Basketball Weekly
Release in pdf format
Photos courtesy of Dartmouth Varsity Athletics Communications and Yale Sports Publicity
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The 14-Game Tournament tips off in earnest this week in Ivy League men’s basketball with six teams playing their conference openers over the weekend.
Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Penn, Princeton and Yale partake in their first League games this weekend while Dartmouth and Harvard close out their non-League schedules this week.
"Inside Ivy League Basketball" returns for its 2012
debut with its fourth episode on Wednesday, Jan. 11, featuring
interviews with Princeton men’s basketball head coach
Mitch Henderson and Harvard senior guard
"Inside Ivy League Basketball" is hosted by Dan Loney and Brian Seltzer and takes an in-depth look at all the news and notes surrounding Ivy men’s and women’s basketball on and off the courts during the 2011-12 season. The 12-episode show debuted Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. on BlogTalkRadio.com (blogtalkradio.com/insideivyleaguebasketball) and is available on-demand via BlogTalkRadio and IvyLeagueSports.com.
Each episode is packed with highlights, statistics and expert analysis in its 'Around the League' segment. With its interview segments 'Program Profile,' 'Student-Athlete Spotlight' and 'Alumni Focus,' the show will visit with past and present players, coaches and administrators who impact Ivy League basketball.
Fans and alumni can interact with the show via its social media platforms -- Facebook (Inside Ivy League Basketball) and Twitter (@insideivyhoops) -- as well as provide ideas and content for the show’s ‘Twitter Talk/Facebook Fodder’ segment.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Yale senior center Greg Mangano (Orange, Conn.) ut up another big week leading into the Ivy League season, averaging 31 points and 17.5 rebounds in the Bulldogs’ final two non-conference games. Mangano’s 22 rebounds against St. Joseph’s (L.I.) were the most in a game by a Yale player since Chris Dudley grabbed 22 against Harvard in 1987. He also added a career-high 35 points, the second time in his career he has reached the 30-point mark. Twenty of his points came in the second half as the Bulldogs broke open a close game. Mangano was nearly as dominant in the win over Holy Cross when he finished with 27 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in the Yale win.
Mangano's Statistics for the Week
|vs. Holy Cross
|vs. St. Joseph's (L.I.)
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth freshman forward Gabas Maldunas (Panevezys, Lithuania) did all he could to help Dartmouth pull off upsets against both Bucknell and Harvard. First against the Bison, he registered his third double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds, connecting on a season-high seven field goals including his first career three-pointer. His 10 boards were more than a third (27) of the Big Green’s total as well. Then in Dartmouth’s Ivy League opener at Harvard, Maldunas poured in 15 more points and hauled in a game-high nine rebounds, narrowly missing out on another double-double. Five of his rebounds came at the offensive end helping Dartmouth outscore the Crimson on second-chance attempts.
Maldunas' Statistics for the Week
Brendan Connolly, Princeton, Junior, Center (Brentwood, Tenn.)
16 points, 9 rebounds vs. The College of New Jersey
Meiko Lyles, Columbia, Sophomore, Guard (Nashville, Tenn.)
25 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals vs. Fairleigh Dickinson
21 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal at Colgate
8 points, 5 rebounds at Elon
Andrew McCarthy, Brown, Junior, Forward (Sudbury, Mass.)
16 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks vs. American
Oliver McNally, Harvard, Senior, Guard (San Francisco, Calif.)
9 points, 1 rebound, 5 assists at Fordham
17 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists at Harvard
Zack Rosen, Penn, Senior, Guard (Colonia, N.J.)
24 points, 4 assists at Lafayette
Chris Wroblewski, Cornell, Senior, Guard (Highland Park, Ill.)
15 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists at Maryland
11 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assists vs. Albright
Tuesday, January 10
Harvard at Monmouth, 7 pm
La Salle at Penn, 7 pm
Wednesday, January 11
Longwood at Brown, 7 pm
Friday, January 13
*Penn at Columbia, 7 pm
*Princeton at Cornell, 7 pm
Saturday, January 14
*Brown at Yale, 2 pm
Longwood at Dartmouth, 2 pm
George Washington at Harvard, 2 pm
*Princeton at Columbia, 7 pm
*Penn at Cornell, 7 pm
* Ivy League Contest