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November 26, 2012

Men's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 4

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

Photos courtesy of Cornell Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League men’s basketball closes out the first month of the season and moves into the second with another full schedule this week.

All eight teams are in action among the 15 games spanning a five-day stretch. Six of eight teams play at least one contest at home, while Dartmouth embarks on its first two games of an eight-game road trip and Princeton finishes off its four-game road swing.

The League is back on the NBC Sports Network this week with Harvard hosting Vermont on Tuesday night. On Saturday, Brown travels north to take on New Hampshire in its first television game of the season to be carried live by WBIN-TV and FOX College Sports and Penn and Penn State battle in a Keystone State matchup on ESPN3.

Columbia grabbed the national spotlight for the Ivies last week with its 75-57 win at Villanova. It was the Lions' first win against a Big East Conference team since Nov. 30, 1985 (a 85-65 win at Seton Hall) and was just their second victory over Villanova since a 76-64 road triumph on Dec. 29, 1969, at the Spectrum.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cornell sophomore forward Shonn Miller (Euclid, Ohio) averaged 12.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 2.0 steals while shooting 62 percent from the field and 78 percent from the free-throw line in helping the Big Red to a 2-1 week while earning all-tournament honors at the 2012 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. Miller opened the week with a 13-point, 12-rebound effort against then-unbeaten Arizona State in Tempe, adding three steals while making 4-of-6 shots. He was again in double figures with 10 points, five rebounds and three steals in an easy victory over Presbyterian before connecting for 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a block in 25 minutes against Longwood. He hit both three-pointers and 4-of-4 free throws, all in the final 30 seconds of a six-point win.

Miller's Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
at Arizona State
34 4-6 .667 1-2 .500 4-5 .800 12 1 0 3 13
vs. Presbyterian 27
5-7 .714 0-1 .000
0-0 .000 5 1 0 3 10
vs. Longwood
25 4-8 .500 2-2 1.000 4-4 1.000 7 2 1 0
14
TOTALS 28.7 13-21 .619 3-5 .600 8-9 .889 8.0 1.3 0.3 2.0 12.3

 

 





ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Columbia freshman guard Grant Mullins (Burlington, Ontario, Canada) had a breakout week for the Lions. In Columbia's signature win of the season at Villanova, Mullins scored all of his points in the second half and drilled four clutch three-pointers to hold off any threat of a rally by the Wildcats. He made his first start against Wayland Baptist and led the team with 14 points and dished out two assists in another victory. Mullins closed the week with his third-straight, 14-point effort on the strength of 4-of-5 shooting from downtown. For the week, he shot an efficient 48-percent from the floor and was even better from beyond the arc, converting on a 57.9 clip.

Mullins' Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
at Villanova
22 4-7 .571 4-6 .667 2-2 1.000 2 2 0 0 14
vs. Wayland Baptist
30 4-10 .400 3-8 .375 3-4 .750 1 2 0 1 14
at San Francisco 23 4-8 .500 4-5 .800 2-2 1.000 2 0 0 1 14
TOTALS 28.0 12-25 .480 11-19 .579 5-10 .875 1.7 1.3 0.0 0.7 14.0

 

 





HONOR ROLL

Brian Barbour
, Columbia (Sr., G - Alamo, Calif.)    
14 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists at Villanova
14 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 50.0 FG% vs. Wayland Baptist
9 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals at San Francisco

Fran Dougherty, Penn (Jr., F - New Britain, Pa.)    
20 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks 64.3 FG% vs. Fordham
17 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 54.5 FG% vs. Lehigh

Ian Hummer, Princeton (Sr., F - Vienna, Va.)    
10 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals at Syracuse
28 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals, 75.0 FG% at Lafayette

Sean McGonagill, Brown (Jr., G - Brookfield, Ill.)    
14 points, 2 rebounds, 8 assists vs. Bryant
23 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists, 50.0 FG% vs. St. Francis (N.Y.)

Alex Mitola, Dartmouth (Fr., G - Florham Park, N.J.)    
18 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 2 steals vs. IPFW

Wesley Saunders, Harvard (So., G - Los Angeles)    
18 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists at Saint Joseph's

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, November 27
Dartmouth at Bucknell, 7 pm
Vermont at Harvard, 7 pm [NBCSN]

Wednesday, November 28
Columbia at LIU Brooklyn, 7 pm
Stony Brook at Cornell, 7 pm
Binghamton at Penn, 7 pm
Princeton at Wagner, 7 pm

Thursday, November 29
Sacred Heart at Brown, 7 pm
Hartford at Yale, 7 pm

Saturday, December 1
Brown at New Hampshire, 1 pm [WBIN/FCS]
Fordham at Harvard, 1 pm
Dartmouth at Longwood, 2 pm
Penn at Penn State, 2 pm [ESPN3]
Colgate at Cornell, 4 pm
Bucknell at Columbia, 7 pm
Princeton at Kent State, 7 pm