Men's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 13
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Photos courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications and Yale Sports Publicity
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The heart of "The 14-Game Tournament" comes this weekend for Ivy League men’s basketball with the first of the Friday-Saturday back-to-backs after a thrilling trio of games served as the appetizer going into the meat of conference play.
Coming off overtime wins, Harvard and Yale renew their rivalry Friday night before the Crimson hosts Brown and the Bulldogs play at Dartmouth on Saturday night. It is the "C"s against the "P"s as Penn and Princeton play host to Columbia and Cornell. Saturday's Columbia-Princeton battle sets up to be a defensive struggle as the League’s top two teams in terms of scoring defense meet at Jadwin Gym on the NBC Sports Network.
Conversely, Saturday's Brown-Harvard game projects to be packed
with offense with three of the conference's top four scorers on the
hardwood at the same time -- Wesley Saunders (16.3
points per game, 1st) of Harvard and Matthew
Sullivan (14.8 ppg, 3rd) and Sean
McGonagill (14.6 ppg, 4th) of Brown.
CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Harvard senior guard Christian Webster (Washington, D.C.) came up big in the Crimson's 82-77 overtime win over Dartmouth, making three three-pointers in the final two minutes to drive a 10-point comeback. Webster finished with 13 points, going 4-of-9 from long distance, and had two rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 41 minutes of action.
Webster's Statistics for the Week
Yale senior guard Austin Morgan (Reno, Nev.)
scored seven of the Bulldogs' 16 points in overtime in a crucial
76-64 victory over Brown. Morgan opened the extra period with a
three-pointer and Yale never relinquished the lead. He then added
four free throws in the final 1:34 to help seal the win. Morgan was
particularly accurate from three-point range where he connected on
4-of-6 from downtown.
Morgan's Statistics for the Week
CO-ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Harvard freshman guard Siyani Chambers (Golden Valley, Minn.) scored 21 points, going 6-of-14 from the field and 9-of-12 from the foul line, in the Crimson's overtime win over Dartmouth. Chambers helped drive Harvard's 10-point comeback in the final minutes and tied the game with a layup with 18 seconds left. He also had seven assists, four rebounds and two steals in 43 minutes.
Chambers' Statistics for the Week
Yale freshman forward Justin Sears (Plainfield, N.J.) was a key factor on both ends of the floor in the Bulldogs' overtime victory over Brown. Eleven of Sears’ team-high 18 points came in the second half, including five in the final 5:18 as the two teams went back and forth. In addition, he grabbed a team-high eight rebounds, four of which came on the offensive end. Defensively, he was only credited with one block, but he altered a number of other shots and was a big presence in the paint.
Sears' Statistics for the Week
Connor Boehm, Dartmouth (Fr., F - Lisle, Ill.)
14 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals at Harvard
Hans Brase, Princeton (Fr., F - Clover, S.C.)
11 points, 15 rebounds, 2 assists vs. The College of New Jersey
Galal Cancer, Cornell (So., G - Albany, N.Y.)
19 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists at Columbia
Miles Cartwright, Penn (Jr., G - Van Nuys, Calif.)
21 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals at Temple
Darien Nelson-Henry, Penn (Fr., C - Kirkland, Wash.)
17 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists at Temple
Matthew Sullivan, Brown (Sr., G - Wilmette, Ill.)
13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals at Yale
Friday, February 1
*Brown at Dartmouth, 7 pm
*Columbia at Penn, 7 pm
*Cornell at Princeton, 7 pm
*Yale at Harvard, 7 pm
Saturday, February 2
*Columbia at Princeton, 6 pm [NBCSN]
*Brown at Harvard, 7 pm
*Cornell at Penn, 7 pm
*Yale at Dartmouth, 7 pm
*Ivy League Contests