Photos courtesy of Brown Athletic Communications and Penn Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League men's basketball enjoys a brief hiatus from the courts this week with a seven-day break before a four-pack games highlight on a Saturday slate.
The other half of the League opens conference play as Columbia hosts Cornell at Levien Gymnasium and Yale welcomes Brown to John J. Lee Amphitheater in a couple of tilts on The Ivy League® Digital Network.
Dartmouth closes out its non-League ledger with a trip to the Big Apple to take on St. John’s in a nationally-televised matchup on FOX Sports 1. Penn concludes its Big 5 schedule against Saint Joseph's to cap off busy day around The Palestra, which will host ESPN College GameDay that morning and the La Salle-Temple game at Noon.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Penn senior forward Fran Dougherty (New Britain, Pa.) came up big as his upset-minded Quakers ended a seven-game skid with win over Princeton to open Ivy League play. Doughtery posted his second double-double this season and the sixth career with 17 points and 12 rebounds to go along with two assists and two steals. His 17 points were a career high in an Ivy game and his 12 boards were one shy of an overall career high. Dougherty has scored in double figures in his last four games (16.5 ppg in that span) and led Penn in rebounding in his last three games (10.0 rpg in that span).
Dougherty's Statistics for the Week
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Brown freshman guard Norman Hobbie (Spring Lake, N.J.) provided points off the bench for the Bears in wins over New Hampshire and Daniel Webster. Hobbie hit on one three-pointer and was a perfect 5-of-5 from the free throw line in Brown’s win over New Hampshire. He came back with a career-high 20 points against Daniel Webster, connecting on 6-of-13 three-pointers, while grabbing four rebounds and adding an assist.
Hobbie's Statistics for the Week
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|vs. Daniel Webster||35||7-14||.500||6-13||.462||0-0||.000||4||1||0||0||20|
T.J. Bray, Princeton (Sr., G - New Berlin, Wis.)
19 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals at Penn
Brandyn Curry, Harvard (Sr., G - Huntersville, N.C.)
7 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists at Connecticut
17 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocks vs. Dartmouth
Maodo Lo, Columbia (So., G - Berlin)
29 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists vs. Stony Brook
23 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals vs. Central Penn
Gabas Maldunas, Dartmouth (Jr., C - Panevezys, Lithuania)
12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals vs. Hartford
23 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists at Harvard
Sean McGonagill, Brown (Sr., G - Brookfield, Ill.)
23 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists vs. New Hampshire
10 points, 7 rebounds, 12 assists vs. Daniel Webster
Ned Tomic, Cornell (Jr., F - North Royalton, Ohio)
20 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks vs. Oberlin
Matt Townsend, Yale (Jr., F - Chappaqua, N.Y.)
11 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists vs. Vermont
10 points, 5 rebounds vs. Baruch
Saturday, January 18
*Brown at Yale, 2 pm [IVY]
Dartmouth at St. John’s, 6 pm [FOX Sports 1]
*Cornell at Columbia, 7 pm [IVY]
Saint Joseph’s at Penn, 7 pm [IVY]
*Ivy League Contests
FOX Sports 1 (DirecTV 219, DISH 150, Verizon FiOS 83 [SD]/583 [HD], Cablevision/Optimum 56 [SD]/769 [HD], AT&T U-verse 652 [SD]/1652 [HD]); IVY – Streamed live on The Ivy League® Digital Network