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Men's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 9

Brown's Tucker Halpern and Penn's Jamal Lewis

Complete Men's Basketball Weekly Release in pdf format

Photos courtesy of Brown Athletic Communications and Penn Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League men's basketball rings in the New Year with its most active week in a month with 16 games and seven of eight squads in action.

The Ancient Eight is once again showcased on national broadcasts with an ESPN doubleheader on New Year's Eve as Boston College hosts Dartmouth on ESPN3 and Saint Mary's (Calif.) takes on its second-straight Ivy League opponent, hosting Harvard on ESPN2. Brown tips off the weekend with a in-state battle at Rhode Island on Friday night that will be carried live on the Ocean State Networks. Yale caps off a busy, three-game week by hosting No. 13/9 Florida on Sunday evening on the NBC Sports Network.

Columbia and Cornell each enjoy one game at home and one game on the road, while Penn makes the mid-week trek to historic Hinkle Fieldhouse to play No. 17/20 Butler before taking the short, in-town trip to meet La Salle in a Big 5 matchup.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brown junior forward Tucker Halpern (Brookline, Mass.) drained a game-winning three-pointer in the waning seconds to cap a 28-point performance and give the Bears a stunning 69-68 win over Providence at the Pizzitola Sports Center in front of a nationally-televised audience on the NBC Sports Network. With Brown trailing 68-66 and the clock ticking down, Halpern took a pass from junior guard Sean McGonagill in the corner, pump faked the Providence defender into the air and calmly nailed the game-winning trey with 7.3 seconds left on the clock. He connected on 10-of-17 shots from the field, including 8-of-15 from long range. Halpern’s eight treys rank as the second-best, single-game effort in school history and tied for the ninth-best in Ivy League history.

Halpern's Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
vs. Providence
37
10-17 .588 8-15 .533
0-0 .000 0 2 0 1 28

 

 


ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Penn freshman guard Jamal Lewis (Springdale, Md.) had arguably the best all-around game of his young career with a career-high 16 points, five rebounds and a career-high four assists in the Quakers’ 68-63 overtime loss at Wagner. Lewis was efficient from the field, going 6-of-8 including a perfect 3-of-3 from beyond the three-point arc. Lewis' 16 points doubled his previous high achieved twice earlier this season.

Lewis' Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
at Wagner
41
6-8 .750 3-3 1.000
1-3 .333 5 4 0 1 16

 




HONOR ROLL

Miles Cartwright, Penn (Jr., G - Van Nuys, Calif.)    
19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals at Wagner

Steve Frankoski, Columbia (So., G - Florham Park, N.J.)    
18 points, 3 rebounds, 50.0 FG%, 54.5 3FG% vs. Elon

Johnathan Gray, Cornell (Sr., G - Tampa, Fla.)    
21 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 steals at Saint Francis (Pa.)
18 points, 6 rebounds at Binghamton

Ian Hummer, Princeton (Sr., F - Vienna, Va.)    
13 points, 9 rebounds at Akron

Austin Morgan, Yale (Sr., G - Reno, Nev.)    
20 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists at Nevada
11 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists at Saint Mary’s (Calif.)

Laurent Rivard, Harvard (Jr., G - Saint-Bruno, Quebec, Canada)    
19 points, 5 rebounds at California

Alex Rosenberg, Columbia (So., F - Millburn, N.J.)    
12 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals vs. Manhattan

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Monday, December 31
Dartmouth at Boston College, 2 pm [ESPN3]
Brown at Albany, 4 pm
Harvard at Saint Mary’s (Calif.), 8 pm [ESPN2]

Tuesday, January 1
Yale at Iowa State, 1 pm

Wednesday, January 2
Colgate at Columbia, 7 pm
Bucknell at Cornell, 7 pm
Penn at Butler, 7 pm

Friday, January 4
Brown at Rhode Island, 7 pm [OSN]
Yale at Holy Cross, 7 pm

Saturday, January 5
Princeton at Elon, Noon
Penn at La Salle, 2 pm
Columbia at Army, 3 pm
Rice at Harvard, 4 pm
Colgate at Dartmouth, 7 pm

Sunday, January 6
Cornell at American, 2 pm
Florida at Yale, 5:30 pm [NBCSN]