Photos courtesy of Dartmouth Athletics Communications,
Harvard Athletic Communications and Penn Athletic
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The slate is slight for Ivy League men’s basketball with only six games on the schedule this week.
Only Dartmouth and Cornell enjoy games at home, both on Saturday, with the Big Green welcoming Elon and the Big Red hosting Albany. Princeton joins Dartmouth as the only Ivy teams with two games this week, first making the short trip south to Lawrenceville, N.J., to take on Rider. The Tigers head north over the weekend to take on Northeastern in their fourth of seven-straight games away from home.
"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.
CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Harvard junior forward Kyle Casey (Medway, Mass.) led the Crimson in scoring in both road games last week. Against Boston University, Casey flirted with his first double-double of the season with a season-high 20 points, on 7-of-13 shooting from the floor 5-of-5 from the free throw line, and nine rebounds. He led Harvard throughout in the loss at Connecticut with 12 points and five rebounds, adding a steal and a block.
Casey's Statistics for the Week
|at Boston University
Penn senior guard Tyler Bernardini (Carlsbad, Calif.) posted career highs for the Quakers with a career-high 29 points at UCLA and four steals against Delaware to tie a career best. Bernardini’s eight three-point baskets in the UCLA game marked just the fifth time in history a Penn player has hit eight or more treys in a game. Most recently it happened on Dec. 4, 2004, when Tim Begley drained eight against La Salle. He pulled down a team-high seven rebounds vs. the Bruins and was second in that category against Delaware with six boards to go along with 16 points.
Bernardini's Statistics for the Week
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth freshman forward Gabas Maldunas (Panevezys, Lithuania) led the Big Green in scoring and rebounding at Notre Dame in an effort to help pull off the upset on the road. Maldunas finished the game just one rebound short of his second career double-double and was the only Big Green player to score in double figures. Five of his nine rebounds came on the offensive end as Dartmouth played with a decided size disadvantage against the Irish front court.
Maldunas' Statistics for the Week
Mark Cisco, Columbia, Junior, Center (Chester, N.J.)
14 points, 8 rebounds vs. Holy Cross
12 points, 8 rebounds vs. Long Island
Ian Hummer, Princeton, Junior, Forward (Vienna, Va.)
21 points, 8 rebounds at Rutgers
18 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals at Drexel
Greg Mangano, Yale, Senior, Center (Orange, Conn.)
21 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks at Sacred Heart
21 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks vs. Bryant
Andrew McCarthy, Brown, Junior, Forward (Sudbury, Mass.)
14 points, 12 rebounds vs. New Hampshire
12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks at Providence
Sean McGonagill, Brown, Sophomore, Guard (Brookfield, Ill.)
27 points, 7 rebounds, 11 assists vs. Central Connecticut State
15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists vs. New Hampshire
Tuesday, December 13
Dartmouth at IPFW, 7 pm
Wednesday, December 14
Princeton at Rider, 7 pm [The Comcast Network]
Saturday, December 17
Elon at Dartmouth, Noon
Albany at Cornell, 2 pm
Sunday, December 18
Princeton at Northeastern, 1 pm
Yale at Rhode Island, 2 pm [COX]
COX – COX Sports Rhode Island; TCN – The Comcast Network (Verizon FiOS 99)