Complete Ivy League Men's Basketball Weekly
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Photos courtesy of Cornell Athletic Communications and Harvard Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- While the schedule is light for Ivy League men’s basketball this week with only four games, three of those key mid-January conference matchups between travel partners.
All four games this week happen on Saturday with Brown hosting Yale at the Pizzitola Sports Center, Columbia welcoming Cornell to Levien Gymnasium and Harvard and Dartmouth completing their travel partner contests at Leede Arena. Penn closes out its Philadelphia Big 5 and non-conference schedule playing host to crosstown rival Saint Joseph’s at the Palestra.
"Inside Ivy League Basketball" is back for its fifth
episode on Wednesday, Jan. 18, featuring interviews with Dartmouth
men’s basketball head coach Paul Cormier and
Yale women's basketball head coach Chris
"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
Harvard senior forward Keith Wright (Suffolk, Va.) recorded a solid week for the Crimson in non-conference wins over Monmouth and George Washington. Wright posted a season-high 18 points (on 8-of-11 shooting), 15 rebounds and six blocked shots in Harvard’s win at Monmouth. He then added eight rebounds, all off the defensive glass, and 11 points in a key win at home over George Washington. Wright averaged 14.5 points on 80 percent (12-of-15) shooting from the field, and 11.5 rebounds on the week.
Wright's Statistics for the Week
|vs. George Washington
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Cornell freshman forward Shonn Miller (Euclid, Ohio) was fantastic in his first Ivy League weekend, averaging 15.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.5 blocks and 1.0 steals while shooting 57 percent from the floor for the Big Red in two starts. In the victory over defending Ivy co-champion Princeton, Miller scored 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked three shots while also dishing out an assist and stealing a pass. He answered that with 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks against Penn, hitting 8-of-13 shots from the floor.
Miller's Statistics for the Week
Tyler Bernardini, Penn, Senior, Guard (Carlsbad, Calif.)
12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists vs. La Salle
16 points, 4 rebounds at Columbia
18 points, 8 rebounds at Cornell
T.J. Bray, Princeton, Sophomore, Guard (New Berlin, Wis.)
12 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists at Cornell
12 points, 4 rebounds, 6 steals at Columbia
Sean McGonagill, Brown, Sophomore, Guard (Brookfield, Ill.)
30 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists vs. Longwood
23 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists at Yale
Austin Morgan, Yale, Junior, Guard (Reno, Nev.)
18 points, 3 rebounds vs. Brown
David Rufful, Dartmouth, Senior, Forward (Warwick, R.I.)
13 points, 5 rebounds vs. Longwood
Reggie Willhite, Yale, Senior, Forward (Elk Grove, Calif.)
12 points, 6 rebounds vs. Brown
Saturday, January 21
*Yale at Brown, 2 pm
*Cornell at Columbia, 7 pm
*Harvard at Dartmouth, 7 pm
Saint Joseph’s at Penn, 7 pm
* Ivy League Contest