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November 12, 2012

Men's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 2

Complete Ivy League Men's Basketball Weekly Release in pdf format

Photos courtesy of Cornell Athletic Communications, Dartmouth Varsity Athletics Communications and Princeton Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League men's basketball is off and running with an action-packed stretch of 19 games over the first full week of the 2012-13 season.

Ancient Eight teams started the year in an impressive fashion, combining for a 7-1 record over the opening weekend, including a 4-0 mark in home games and a 3-0 mark in true road games.

This week, the League hits the national stage as Harvard travels to Massachusetts for 10 a.m. start as a part of the ESPN Tip-Off Marathon, Yale plays four games in three different locations as a part of the National Association of Basketball Coaches' Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, Penn heads south to Charlottesville, Va., to participate in the Dick’s Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off and Cornell hosts St. Bonaventure in the first of 13 games on the NBC Sports Network for the conference before hitting the road to play at Wisconsin and at Arizona State as a part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational.

CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth sophomore forward Gabas Maldunas (Panevezys, Lithuania) led the Big Green to its first season-opening win in eight years in a 67-54 victory over Maine. Maldunas poured in a career-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his fifth career double-double. His shooting touch was on the mark as he sank 10-of-15 field goals and 5-of-6 at the line to account for his scoring production, plus swatted away four shots and came away with three steals on the defensive end. No Dartmouth sophomore had scored as many points in a game at Leede Arena in almost nine years.

Maldunas' Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
vs. Maine 39 10-15 .667 0-1 .000 5-6 .833 10 1 4 3 25

 

 


Princeton junior forward Will Barrett (Hartsville, Pa.) posted a career-high 20 points and career-high nine rebounds in the Tigers’ 57-53 win at Buffalo, his first game back since injuring his foot on Nov. 30, 2011 against Lafayette. Barrett hit game-sealing three-pointer with 10 seconds left to give Princeton a 57-53 lead. Also blocked three shots (tied career high) and had two steals and one assist, all without any turnovers.

Barrett's Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
at Buffalo
33 4-9 .444 3-7 .429 9-10 .900 9 1 3 2 20

 




ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Cornell freshman guard Nolan Cressler (Pittsburgh) came off the bench to score a game-high 20 points in his first collegiate game as the Big Red knocked off Western Michigan 63-55. In the process, Cressler set a school freshman scoring record for a debut, surpassing the 18 points Ryan Wittman scored against Northwestern to open the 2006-07 campaign. He nailed 6-of-8 three-pointers and added two rebounds, an assist, a blocked shot and a steal without a turnover in 18 productive minutes. Cressler made all four shots, including three three-pointers in the first half for 11 points, and posted nine points, two rebounds and added the block, assist and steal all in the second half.

Cressler's Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
vs. Western Michigan
18 7-12 .583 6-8 .750 0-0 .000 2 1 1 1 20

 

 


HONOR ROLL

Brian Barbour
, Columbia (Sr., G - Alamo, Calif.)    
19 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, 58.3 FG% at Furman

Steve Frankoski, Columbia (So., G - Florham Park, Calif.)    
16 points, 5 rebounds at Furman

Austin Morgan, Yale (So., F - Minneapolis)    
28 points, 1 rebound, 3 steals, 58.3 FG% vs. Sacred Heart

Justin Sears, Yale (Fr., F - Plainfield, N.J.)    
18 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists at Binghamton

Matthew Sullivan, Brown (So., F - Minneapolis)    
18 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists at Binghamton

Jonah Travis, Harvard (So., F - Minneapolis)    
14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 85.7 FG% vs. MIT


UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Monday, November 12
1-Yale at Saint Joseph’s, 7 pm
2-Penn vs. Delaware, 9:30 pm

Tuesday, November 13
3-Harvard at Massachusetts, 10 am [ESPN]
2-Penn vs. Fairfield/Virginia, 4:30/7 pm [ESPN3]
Northeastern at Princeton, 7 pm
New Hampshire at Dartmouth, 7 pm
Haverford at Columbia, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, November 14
St. Bonaventure at Cornell, 7 pm [NBCSN]

Thursday, November 15
Brown at Central Connecticut State, 7:30 pm

Friday, November 16
Saint Peter’s at Cornell, 7 pm
Rutgers at Princeton, 7 pm
Manhattan at Harvard, 7:30 pm
1-Yale at Evansville, 8:35 pm

Saturday, November 17
Drexel at Penn, 4 pm
1-Yale vs. Buffalo (Evansville, Ind.), 6 pm
Brown at Maine, 7 pm
Marist at Columbia, 7 pm

Sunday, November 18
1-Yale vs. Western Illinois (Oakland City, Ind.), 3 pm
4-Cornell at Wisconsin, 6 pm [ESPN3]

KEY:
1-NABC Coaches vs. Cancer Classic
2-Dick’s Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off (Regional-Charlottesville, Va.)
3-ESPN Tip-Off Marathon
4-Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational