Complete Men's Basketball Weekly Release in pdf
Photos courtesy of Brown Athletic Communications, Harvard Athletic Communications and Princeton Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- It could be a separation weekend for Ivy League men's basketball as two teams have their sights on remaining undefeated in conference play and others look to close the gap atop the standings.
Harvard (12-6, 4-0 Ivy League) takes its perfect start in Ancient Eight play on the road to face Cornell on Friday night and Columbia on Saturday night. Princeton (10-7, 3-0 Ivy) protects its home court and 20-game home conference winning streak as upset-minded Brown and Yale roll into Jadwin Gym for the weekend.
Cornell (10-11, 2-2 Ivy), Brown (8-10, 2-2 Ivy) and Penn (4-16,
1-2 Ivy) look to keep up with the League leaders and keep away from
the gap widening as the midway point of "The 14-Game Tournament"
approaches. With three losses already in conference play, Columbia
(9-9, 1-3 Ivy), Yale (7-14, 1-3 Ivy) and Dartmouth (5-13, 1-3 Ivy)
each need to make impacts this weekend in order to remain in the
CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Harvard sophomore guard/forward Wesley Saunders (Los Angeles) stretched his streak of double-digit scoring to 18 games with a 15-point performance against Yale and an 18-point showing vs. Brown, helping the Crimson improve to 4-0 in Ivy League play. Saunders went 6-of-8 from the field and had a career-high 11 assists for his first-career double-double against Yale. He then went 8-of-13 for 18 points in 49 minutes of action in the double-overtime victory against Brown.
Saunders' Statistics for the Week
Princeton senior forward Ian Hummer (Vienna, Va.) came up big in the Tigers' home sweep over Cornell and Columbia. Hummer had his fourth 20-point game of the season with 22 points and season-tying high nine rebounds, along with four assists, in the win over Cornell. He was clutch down the stretch in the victory over Columbia, hitting three of four free throws and grabbing a key defensive rebound in the final eight seconds to secure a six-point win. Hummer finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and a career-high seven assists.
Hummer's Statistics for the Week
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Brown sophomore center Rafael Maia (Sao Paulo, Brazil) had one of the top shooting weekends in school history as the Bears defeated Dartmouth and fell to Harvard in double overtime. Maia totaled 21 points, going an almost perfect 10-of-11 from the field, with all of his points coming in the paint at Dartmouth. He came back the next night at Harvard with a 5-of-7 performance before fouling out. Maia grabbed four rebounds and had four assists vs. Dartmouth and had four rebounds and two assists vs. Harvard.
Maia's Statistics for the Week
Connor Boehm, Dartmouth (Fr., F - Lisle, Ill.)
16 points, 3 rebounds vs. Brown
10 points, 4 rebounds vs. Yale
Siyani Chambers, Harvard (Fr., G - Golden Valley, Minn.)
11 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists vs. Yale
17 points, 6 rebounds, 10 assists vs. Brown
Mark Cisco, Columbia (Sr., C - Chester, N.J.)
15 points, 4 rebounds at Penn
11 points, 4 rebounds at Princeton
Sean McGonagill, Brown (Jr., G - Brookfield, Ill.)
12 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists at Dartmouth
20 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists at Harvard
Darien Nelson-Henry, Penn (Fr., C - Kirkland, Wash.)
11 points, 4 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 steals vs. Columbia
10 points, 3 rebounds, 3 blocks vs. Cornell
Friday, February 8
*Brown at Princeton, 7 pm
*Dartmouth at Columbia, 7 pm
*Harvard at Cornell, 7 pm
*Yale at Penn, 7 pm
Saturday, February 9
*Yale at Princeton, 6 pm
*Brown at Penn, 7 pm
*Harvard at Columbia, 7 pm
*Dartmouth at Cornell, 7 pm
*Ivy League Contests