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Men's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 10

Columbia's Alex Rosenberg, Harvard's Wesley Saunders and Brown's Norman Hobbie

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Photos courtesy of Brown Athletic Communications, Columbia Sports Information/Media Relations and Harvard Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Conference play kicks off this week for Ivy League men's basketball to highlight an 11-game schedule this week.

The gauntlet that is the 14-Game Tournament resumes with a pair of travel-partner games on Saturday with Harvard hosting Dartmouth and Penn welcoming Princeton to The Palestra to tip off the League schedule on the NBC Sports Network. The Crimson puts its nine-game winning streak on the line mid-week with a benchmark battle on the road against a Connecticut team that is just outside the Top 25 before facing a Big Green squad that has won four of its last five games.

An old rivalry is renewed between traditional Ivy stalwarts Penn and Princeton with the Tigers eyeing an opportunity to remain hot away from home, winnning its last five in a row away from Jadwin Gymnasium. The Quakers are looking for a reversal their most recent fortunes and get back into the win column for the first time in over a month.

In other Ivy action, Brown, Columbia and Yale each close out their respective non-conference schedules before jumping into League play.

CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Columbia junior forward Alex Rosenberg (Short Hills, N.J.) made his first two starts of the season, after coming off the bench for the first 13 games, to lead the Lions to wins over Colgate and St. Francis Brooklyn. Rosenberg dropped a career-best 23 points while adding nine rebounds in a thrilling, double-overtime win at Colgate. He followed up with another strong outing against St. Francis Brooklyn, pouring in 21 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the foul line to lift Columbia to the home victory.

Rosenberg's Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
at Colgate
43
7-15
.467
2-5
.400
7-8
.875
9
0
0
3
23
vs. St. Francis Brooklyn
31 4-11 .364 4-6 .667 9-10 .900 4 1 0 0 21
TOTALS 37.0 11-26 .423 6-11 .545 16-18 .889 6.5 0.5 0.0 1.5 22.0

 




Harvard junior guard/forward Wesley Saunders (Los Angeles) the team in scoring as the Crimson picked up wins over Boston College and Rice. Saunders scored 21 points against Boston College on 8-of-10 shooting for his fourth 20-point game of the year and 10th of his career. He defended the Eagles’ Olivier Hanlon, who entered the game ranked 38th in the NCAA in scoring, and helped limit him to 13 points on 3-of-12 shooting. Saunders turned in a game-high 18 points at Rice, including 14 points in the first half on 6-of-8 shooting.

Saunder
s' Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
vs. Boston College
36
8-10
.800
1-1
1.000
4-5
.800
6
2
2
4
21
at Rice
36 8-13 .615 0-0 .000 2-2 1.000 4 3 0 2 18
TOTALS 36.0 16-23 .696 1-1 1.000 6-7 .857 5.0 2.5 1.0 3.0 19.5

 




ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Brown freshman guard Norman Hobbie (Spring Lake, N.J.) continued to contribute quality scoring and quality minutes as he helped the Bears in a late rally that fell short against Ocean State foe Rhode Island. Hobbie scored 13 points, thanks to connecting on four jumpers from three-point range, and grabbed a career-high four rebounds in 29 minutes of action. His 13 points were almost twice as many points as he had scored in the previous six games combined.

Hobbie's Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
vs. Rhode Island
29
4-10
.400
4-9
.444
1-2
.500
4
0
0
0
13

 


HONOR ROLL

Connor Boehm, Dartmouth (So., F - Winnetka, Ill.)    
10 points, 5 rebounds vs. Lesley
14 points, 9 rebounds vs. Vermont

T.J. Bray, Princeton (Sr., G - New Berlin, Wis.)    
11 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals vs. Kent State
24 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals at Liberty

Nolan Cressler, Cornell (So., G - Pittsburgh)    
19 points, 5 rebounds at St. Bonaventure

Javier Duren, Yale (Jr., G - St. Louis)    
13 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals at Saint Louis

Tony Hicks, Penn (So., G - South Holland, Ill.)    
23 points, 1 rebound, 6 assists at George Mason
16 points, 4 rebounds vs. La Salle

Maodo Lo, Columbia (So., G - Berlin)    
14 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals at Colgate
22 points, 8 rebounds vs. St. Francis Brooklyn

Sean McGonagill, Brown (Sr., G - Brookfield, Ill.)    
24 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals vs. Rhode Island

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, January 7
Hartford at Dartmouth, 7 pm [IVY]
New Hampshire at Brown, 7 pm [IVY]

Wednesday, January 8
Stony Brook at Columbia, 7 pm [IVY]
Harvard at Connecticut, 7 pm [ESPNU]
Vermont at Yale, 7 pm [IVY]

Saturday, January 11
Daniel Webster at Brown, 1 pm [IVY]
Oberlin at Cornell, 2 pm [IVY]
*Dartmouth at Harvard, 2 pm [IVY]
Baruch at Yale, 2 pm [IVY]
Central Pennsylvania at Columbia, 4 pm [IVY]
*Princeton at Penn, 6 pm [NBCSN]

*Ivy League Contests

KEY:
ESPNU (DirecTV 208, DISH 141, Verizon FiOS 73 [SD]/573 [HD], AT&T U-verse 605 [SD]/1605 [HD]); IVY – Streamed live on The Ivy League® Digital Network; NBCSN – NBC Sports Network (DirecTV 603, DISH 159, Verizon FiOS 90 [SD]/590 [HD], AT&T U-verse 640 [SD]/1640 [HD])