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January 21, 2013

Men's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 12

Complete Men's Basketball Weekly Release in pdf format

Photos courtesy of Brown Athletic Communications, Columbia Sports Information/Media Relations and Penn Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League men's basketball has its final non-conference games of the season sandwiching a conference tripleheader to close out the first month of 2013.

Penn takes the short trip across town on Wednesday to take on Temple in a Big 5 battle at the Liacouras Center.

Saturday sees a threesome of travel-partner return games as Harvard hosts Dartmouth, Yale welcomes in Brown and Columbia clashes with Cornell. The League's presence on the NBC Sports Network continues as the Dartmouth-Harvard game is slated for a mid-afternoon tip on the network.

On Sunday, Princeton comes off its 15-day exam break to face The College of New Jersey as the Tigers' final tune-up before "The 14-Game Tournament" kicks into high gear.

All eight Ivy League coaching staff have signed on to participate in the 2013 Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend to be held Jan. 25-27. The Penn coaching staff donned their sneakers for the Quakers' Jan. 19 against Saint Joseph's since the team is idle this weekend.

Suits and Sneakers is a national Coaches vs. Cancer event that is designed to raise awareness about the fight against cancer and the American Cancer Society by encouraging member coaches and their coaching staffs to wear sneakers with their suits at games held that weekend to show support for the Coaches vs. Cancer program. By wearing sneakers, participating coaches help raise awareness about cancer and the importance that nutrition and physical activity play in reducing one's risk of the disease. Additionally, this weekend helps promote the American Cancer Society as a place for people facing cancer to turn for free information, day-to-day help, and emotional support.

CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Brown junior guard Sean McGonagill (Brookfield, Ill.) was the difference in Bears' hard-fought win over Yale, scoring 20 points and coming up with big shot after big shot. McGonagill connected on 8-of-15 field goals, including 4-of-7 from behind the three-point arc, pulled down five rebounds, and handed out four assists. With the ball in his hands for 38 minutes, he committed zero turnovers. McGonagill helped Brown take control of the game at the outset of the second half, scoring eight points in a 16-3 Brown run that gave the Bears their biggest lead at 49-28.

McGonagill's Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
vs. Yale
38
8-15 .533 4-7 .571
0-1 .000 5 4 0 2 20

 

 

Columbia senior center Mark Cisco (Chester, N.J.) tied a career-high with 18 points and pulled down a game-high nine rebounds in the Lions' Ivy League-opening win at Cornell. Cisco scored six of his points during a key 13-0 run in the second half that effectively put the game out of reach. Throughout the game, he was able to find open areas on the floor, due to the penetration of Columbia’s guards, and all seven of his field goals were assisted by a member of the backcourt.

Cisco's Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
at Cornell
32
7-15 .467 0-0 .000
4-6 .667 9 0 0 0 18

 




ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Penn freshman center Darien Nelson-Henry (Kirkland, Wash.) put up a solid week for the Quakers against NJIT and Saint Joseph's. In the win over NJIT, Nelson-Henry posted his first collegiate double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Against Saint Joseph's, he was the only Penn player to score figures in the loss to the Hawks with 17 points to go along with seven rebounds, two assists and a steal.

Nelson-Henry's Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
at NJIT
29
5-10 .500 0-0 .000
2-2 1.000 11 1 0 0 12
vs. Saint Joseph's 32 8-12 .667 0-0 .000 1-5 .200 7 2 0 1 17
TOTALS 30.5 13-22 .591 0-0 .000 3-7 .429 9.0 1.5 0.0 0.5 14.5

 






HONOR ROLL

Stephen Albrecht, Brown (Sr., G - Crown Point, Ind.)    
11 points, 2 rebounds vs. Yale

Brian Barbour, Columbia (Sr., G - Alamo, Calif.)    
16 points, 2 steals at Cornell

Miles Cartwright, Penn (Jr., G - Van Guys, Calif.)    
12 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists at NJIT
9 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists vs. Saint Joseph’s

Greg Kelley, Yale (Jr., F - Newton, Mass.)    
11 points, 5 rebounds at Brown

Tyler Melville, Dartmouth (Jr., G - Plano Texas)    
16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists vs. Colby-Sawyer

Shonn Miller, Cornell (So., F - Euclid, Ohio)    
13 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals vs. Columbia

Steve Moundou-Missi, Harvard (So., F - Yaounde, Cameroon)    
10 points, 7 rebounds at Memphis

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Wednesday, January 23
Penn at Temple, 7 pm

Saturday, January 26
*Dartmouth at Harvard, 2 pm [NBCSN]
*Brown at Yale, 2 pm
*Cornell at Columbia, 7 pm

Sunday, January 27
The College of New Jersey at Princeton, 2 pm

*Ivy League Contests