Photos courtesy of Columbia Media Relations/Sports
Information and Harvard Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League men’s basketball hits the national spotlight this week with five games against BCS conference teams, including four against Big East Conference foes.
The week’s contests are highlighted by undefeated Harvard traveling to Gampel Pavilion to take on the defending national champions, Connecticut Huskies, in a game televised live on ESPN2. The Brown-Providence and Dartmouth-Notre Dame games are also on the ESPN family of networks as both games will be carried live on ESPN3.com. Princeton at Rutgers on Dec. 7 rounds out the League’s games against Big East opponents.
Two historic programs meet on Dec. 10 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. as Penn takes on UCLA in the second-ever meeting between the two schools.
"Inside Ivy League Basketball" returns for its third
episode on Thursday, Dec. 15. "Inside Ivy League
Basketball," hosted by Dan Loney and
Brian Seltzer, 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.
After the New Year, "Inside" moves to its weekly spot on
Wednesdays beginning Jan. 11, 2012.
Each episode is packed with highlights, statistics and expert analysis in its 'Around the Ancient Eight' and 'Women's Basketball Round-Up' segments. 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
Columbia sophomore guard Meiko Lyles (Nashville, Tenn.) shot 79.2 percent from three-point range in four starts this week, helping lead Lions to a 4-0 week. Lyles scored in double figures in each game, averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per game. At one point during the three-game weekend set at Loyola Marymount, Lyles connected on 12 straight three-pointers. Lyles was named the Loyola Marymount Centennial Classic Player of the Game in Columbia’s 72-57 win over North Texas. In that game, Lyles connected on all five of his shots from three-point range and totaled a career-high 18 points points and grabbed four rebounds.
Lyles' Statistics for the Week
|at Loyola Marymount||30||4-8||0.500||4-5||0.800||0-2||0.000||1||0||0||0||12|
|vs. North Texas||35||5-7||0.714||5-5||1.000||3-4||0.750||4||0||0||0||18|
|vs. La Sierra
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Harvard freshman forward Jonah Travis (Minneapolis), who shot 2-of-3 from the field and finished with four points in the win at Vermont, enjoyed a break-out game against Seattle. Travis hit 6-of-8 field goal attempts and was 7-of-9 from the line, finishing with a career-high 19 points and career-best 10 rebounds for this freshman’s first career double-double.
Travis' Statistics for the Week
Miles Asafo-Adjei, Cornell, Junior, Guard (Antioch, Tenn.)
13 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals vs. Lehigh
Ian Hummer, Princeton, Junior, Forward (Vienna, Va.)
23 points, 9 rebounds vs. Lafayette
Greg Mangano, Yale, Senior, Center (Orange, Conn.)
22 points, 15 rebounds vs. Vermont
17 points, 7 rebounds at Hartford
Andrew McCarthy, Brown, Junior, Forward (Sudbury, Mass.)
17 points, 7 rebounds vs. Iowa
12 points, 13 rebounds vs. Rhode Island
Laurent Rivard, Harvard, Sophomore, Guard (Saint-Bruno, Quebec, Canada)
14 points, 1 rebound vs. Seattle
12 points, 5 rebounds at Vermont
Zack Rosen, Penn, Senior, Guard (Colonia, N.J.)
21 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists at Villanova
20 points, 1 rebound, 5 assists vs. Manhattan
Monday, December 5
Brown at Providence, 7 pm [ESPN3]
Yale at Sacred Heart, 7 pm
Tuesday, December 6
Holy Cross at Columbia, 7 pm
Wednesday, December 7
Delaware at Penn, 7 pm
New Hampshire at Brown, 7:30 pm
Princeton at Rutgers, 7:30 pm
Bryant at Yale, 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 8
Harvard at Connecticut, 7 pm [ESPN2]
Saturday, December 10
Central Connecticut State at Brown, 2 pm
Long Island at Columbia, 2 pm
Harvard at Boston University, 4 pm
Princeton at Drexel, 4 pm
1-Penn vs. UCLA, 7 pm
Dartmouth at Notre Dame, 7:30 pm [ESPN3]
1-Honda Center (Anaheim, Calif.)
ESPN3 – ESPN3.com