Men's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 11
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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Another pair of travel-partner matchups headline the Week 11 schedule for Ivy League men’s basketball.
Columbia and Cornell renew their Empire State rivalry as the two squads meet Saturday for the first time in front of the NBC Sports Network cameras. Brown and Yale also open Ancient Eight play Saturday night as the Bears host the Bulldogs at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
The Saturday slate also features two key, non-conference matchups with Harvard headed south to take on Memphis in a lunchtime tip on FOX Sport Net. Penn dons its road jersey in its home arena taking on Saint Joseph's at The Palestra in a Big 5 battle on ESPNU.
The Quakers join Dartmouth as the only two Ivies with mid-week
games this week. On Thursday, Penn travels to Newark, N.J., to face
NJIT and Dartmouth closes out its non-conference schedule against
Division III foe Colby-Sawyer.
CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Harvard sophomore guard/forward Wesley Saunders (Los Angeles) had his second-straight game going 8-of-9 from the field, totalling 19 points, in the Crimson's Ivy League-opening win at Dartmouth. Saunders, who has reached double-figures in all 14 games this season, dished out a career-high six assists, while also grabbing five rebounds with two steals and a block.
Saunders' Statistics for the Week
Princeton junior guard T.J. Bray (New Berlin,
Wis.) provided the bulk of the offense with 23 points on 7-of-15
shooting in the Tigers' win over Penn to open conference play. Bray
bettered his career high by six points to led Princeton in scoring
for the second time this season. His six three-pointers bettered
his career high by two and set a season-best for any Tiger this
season. Bray added three assists without a turnover in 39 minutes
Bray's Statistics for the Week
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Harvard freshman guard Siyani Chambers (Golden Valley, Minn.) scored a career-high 22 points, going 6-of-11 from the field and 3-of-3 from beyond the arc, in the Crimson’s victory at Dartmouth. Chambers’ perfect night from long range pushed his season average to 50 percent (27-of-45). He also hit 7-of-9 free throw attempts and handed out six assists, while also pulling down four rebounds, in 38 minutes running the point.
Chambers' Statistics for the Week
Javier Duren, Yale (So., G - St. Louis, Mo.)
12 points, 6 rebounds vs. Oberlin
Johnathan Gray, Cornell (Sr., G - Tampa, Fla.)
24 points, 7 rebounds vs. Old Westbury
Tony Hicks, Penn (Fr., G - South Holland, Ill.)
12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists vs. Lafayette
16 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists at Princeton
Gabas Maldunas, Dartmouth (So., F - Panevezys, Lithuania)
13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists vs. Army
10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists vs. Harvard
Matthew Sullivan, Brown (Sr., G - Wilmette, Ill.)
20 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists vs. Niagara
18 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists vs. Daniel Webster
Thursday, January 17
Colby-Sawyer at Dartmouth, 7 pm
Penn at NJIT, 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 19
Harvard at Memphis, 12:30 pm [FSN]
*Columbia at Cornell, 3 pm [NBCSN]
Saint Joseph’s at Penn, 5 pm [ESPNU]
*Yale at Brown, 7 pm
*Ivy League Contests