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January 28, 2013

Men's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 13

Complete Men's Basketball Weekly Release in pdf format

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

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
vs. Dartmouth
41
4-9 .444 4-9 .444
1-2 .500 2 2 2 2 13

 

 

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

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
vs. Brown       
38
4-9 .444 4-6 .667
4-4 1.000 4 2 0 1 16

 




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

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
vs. Dartmouth
43
6-14 .429 0-4 .000
9-12 .750 4 7 0 2 21

 


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

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
vs. Brown       
27
6-12 .500 0-0 .000
6-12 .500 8 2 1 3 18

 



HONOR ROLL

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

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
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