Complete Ivy League Men's Basketball Weekly Release in pdf format
Photos courtesy of Brown Sports Information and Harvard Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The first weekend in February brings the first full compliment of Friday-Saturday games for Ivy League men’s basketball this weekend.
Before the weekend, Penn and Princeton commence their rivalry with their first travel-partner meeting this season. The two teams return to the court after breaks -- Penn (9 days), Princeton (16 days) -- to meet on a Monday for the first time since 1972 and on a non-Tuesday for the first time since 1996. The Quakers and Tigers hit the road for the weekend, going to Brown and Yale.
League-leading Harvard and Dartmouth host Columbia and Cornell. The Crimson is looking to move to 6-0 to start Ivy play for the first time in school history and add to its program-record 23-game home winning streak. Harvard’s streak is the fourth-longest streak currently in NCAA Division I men’s basketball behind Kentucky (47), Ohio State (38) and North Carolina (30).
"Inside Ivy League Basketball" hits the airwaves again for its seventh episode on Wednesday, Feb. 1, featuring interviews with Brown junior forward Andrew McCarthy and Yale junior guard Megan Vasquez.
"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
Brown junior forward Andrew McCarthy (Sudbury, Mass.) helped the Bears to two wins in three games and turned in a blockbuster performance against Dartmouth. Against the Big Green, McCarthy just missed a triple-double by scoring a game-high 19 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking seven shots to give Brown its first Ivy League win of the season. His seven blocked shots set a new school record and rank sixth in the League record book for a single-game performance. To start the week, he came close to a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds in Brown’s win over Bryant. McCarthy closed his week with 13 points and six rebounds as the Bears battled in a nine-point loss to Harvard. McCarthy connected on 16-of-27 field goals, a sparkling 59.3 percent shooting performance from the field, for the week.
McCarthy's Statistics for the Week
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Harvard freshman forward Steve Moundou-Missi (Yaounde, Cameroon) had two strong games off the bench, helping the Crimson to road wins at Yale and Brown. Moundou-Missi scored 10 points, making 5-of-8 field goals, and came down with five rebounds, while making three steals in a key win at Yale. Eight of his 10 points came in the first half as the Crimson built an 11-point lead going into the second half. The next night at Brown, he came down with a career-high 10 rebounds, adding six points and two blocks in 19 minutes.
Moundou-Missi's Statistics for the Week
Stephen Albrecht, Brown, Junior, Guard (Crown Point, Ind.)
21 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals at Bryant
13 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists vs. Harvard
5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals vs. Dartmouth
Brian Barbour, Columbia, Junior, Guard (Alamo, Calif.)
19 points, 1 rebound, 5 assists at Cornell
Greg Mangano, Yale, Senior, Center (Orange, Conn.)
17 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks vs. Harvard
8 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks vs. Dartmouth
Tyler Melville, Dartmouth, Sophomore, Guard (Plano, Texas.)
14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals at Yale
11 points, 2 rebounds at Brown
Laurent Rivard, Harvard, Sophomore, Guard (Saint-Bruno, Quebec, Canada)
18 points, 3 rebounds at Yale
7 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals at Brown
Chris Wroblewski, Cornell, Senior, Guard (Highland Park, Ill.)
19 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists vs. Columbia
Monday, January 30
*Princeton at Penn, 7 pm
Friday, February 3
*Princeton at Brown, 7 pm
*Columbia at Dartmouth, 7 pm
*Cornell at Harvard, 7 pm
*Penn at Yale, 7 pm
Saturday, February 4
*Penn at Brown, 6 pm
*Columbia at Harvard, 7 pm
*Cornell at Dartmouth, 7 pm
*Princeton at Yale, 7 pm
* Ivy League Contest