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Men's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 5

Harvard's Wesley Saunders and Siyani Chambers

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

Photos courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League men's basketball plays the role of visitor this week as eight of 10 games feature Ancient Eight squads donning road jerseys.

League teams play up and down the East Coast from New Hampshire to North Carolina with four matchups against Atlantic Coast and Big East Conference competition. Three of those games are on the road as Harvard makes the short trip to Boston College on Tuesday and then heads to Connecticut on Friday night, while Brown treks to the South Bend, Ind., to take on Notre Dame, which entered the Top 25 in both polls this week. Penn gets to take on Big 5 foe Villanova in the friendly confines of The Palestra on Saturday night in a game to be televised by the NBC Sports Network.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Harvard sophomore forward Wesley Saunders (Los Angeles) led the Crimson in both games last week. Saunders shot 7-of-12 from the field and tallied a career-high 21 points, while assisting on four baskets and making four steals against Vermont. He followed that performance by going 13-of-18 from the foul line and notching 17 points against Fordham. He leads Harvard with 15.8 points per game, which ranks second in the Ancient Eight, and has started all six games this season.

Saunders' Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
vs. Vermont 38
7-12 .583 1-1 1.000
6-8 .750 4 4 1 4 21
vs. Fordham
31 2-9 .222 0-1 .000 13-18 .722 5 2 2 3
17
TOTALS 34.5 9-21 .429 1-2 .500 19-26 .731 4.5 3.0 1.5 3.5 19.0

 

 




ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Harvard freshman guard Siyani Chambers (Golden Valley, Minn.) continued to impress during his rookie season, reaching double figures in scoring in the Crimson's two games. Chambers scored 16 against Vermont, while also handing out eight assists. In Harvard's victory over Fordham, he added 13 points and three assists, while averaging 14.5 points for the week. He was also perfect from the foul line this week, going 10-of-10.

Chambers' Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
vs. Vermont
39 4-8 .500 2-3 .667 6-6 1.000 2 8 0 0 16
vs. Fordham
38 3-7 .429 3-5 .600 4-4 1.000 2 3 0 1 13
TOTALS 38.5 7-15 .467 5-8 .625 10-10 1.000 2.0 5.5 0.0 0.5 14.5

 

 




HONOR ROLL
 
T.J. Bray, Princeton (Jr., G - New Berlin, Wis.)    
4 points, 5 rebounds, 6 steals at Wagner
15 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists at Kent State

Mark Cisco, Columbia (Sr., C - Chester, N.J.)    
18 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 50.0 FG% at LIU Brooklyn
10 points, 7 rebounds vs. Bucknell

Fran Dougherty, Penn (Jr., F - New Britain, Pa.)    
11 points, 13 rebounds vs. Binghamton
7 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks at Penn State

John Golden, Dartmouth (So., F - Freehold, N.J.)    
11 points, 4 rebounds at Bucknell
16 points, 3 rebounds at Longwood

Sam Martin, Yale (Sr., G - West Warwick, R.I.)    
12 points, 1 rebound, 80.0 FG% vs. Hartford

Shonn Miller, Cornell (So., F - Euclid, Ohio)    
3 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals vs. Stony Brook
20 points, 14 rebounds, 3 steals, 4 blocks vs. Colgate

Matthew Sullivan, Brown (Sr., G - Wilmette, Ill.)    
16 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists vs. Sacred Heart
18 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal at New Hampshire

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, December 4
Dartmouth at Elon, 7 pm
Harvard at Boston College, 7 pm [ESPN3]

Wednesday, December 5
Yale at Bryant, 7 pm

Friday, December 7
Harvard at Connecticut, 7 pm [SNY]

Saturday, December 8
Yale at New Hampshire, 1 pm
Drexel at Princeton, 2 pm
Dartmouth at Holy Cross, 4 pm
Brown at Notre Dame, 7 pm [ESPN3]
Villanova at Penn, 8 pm [NBCSN]

Sunday, December 9
Columbia at American, 2 pm