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January 27, 2014

Men's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 13

Complete Men's Basketball Weekly Release in pdf format

Photos courtesy of Brown Athletic Communications and Princeton Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The 14-Game Tournament kicks into high gear this weekend for Ivy League men's basketball with the first Friday-Saturday back-to-back of the season. Brown, Dartmouth, Harvard and Yale get the pleasure of being at home for the first installment of the six-week gauntlet.

Columbia comes into this stretch as the League's hottest team on a six-game winning streak and 2-0 in conference play after a sweep of Cornell. The Lions are averaging 79.0 points per game, fueled by 9.2 three-pointers per outing, over their winning streak.

Preseason favorite Harvard begins with its first two Friday-Saturday weekends at home on a 17-game winning streak at Lavietes Pavilion, dating back to last season. The Crimson enters the week with the seventh longest home win streak in the Division I behind Duke (28), Stephen F. Austin (26), Florida (26), Gonzaga (21) and Kentucky (21).

Princeton enters this portion of the season with its best record since the 1997-98 Tigers also started 12-3. Brown moves into conference-only part of its schedule with eight non-League wins, which is just one shy of the school mark set by the 2001-02 Bears.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brown senior guard Sean McGonagill (Brookfield, Ill.) shot a sizzling 7-of-9 from beyond the three-point arc in a 29-point effort to lead the Bears to a home win over Yale. McGonagill completely took over the game in the second half when Brown needed him most, scoring 11 points in a 13-2 run after Yale had pulled to within five points, 52-47, with 8:03 remaining. He had two three-pointers in the run, including a four-point play. For the game, McGonagill connected 8-of-11 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free throw line and added three rebounds off the defensive glass.

McGonagill's Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
vs. Yale
26
8-11
.727
7-9
.778
6-7
.857
3
0
0
0
29

 


ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Princeton freshman forward Spencer Weisz (Florham Park, N.J.) was efficient his time on the court against Kean with 15 points in 17 minutes to co-lead the Tigers to a win in their final non-conference game of the season. Weisz hit six of his nine shots from the field, including 3-of-5 from three-point range. He also tied for the team lead in assists with four. Weisz has reached double figures in back-to-back games and six times so far during his rookie season

Weisz's Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
vs. Kean
17
6-9 .867
3-5
.600
0-0
.000
1
4
0
0
15

 


HONOR ROLL 
T.J. Bray, Princeton (Sr., G - New Berlin, Wis.)    
15 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists vs. Kean

Siyani Chambers, Harvard (So., G - Golden Valley, Minn.)    
11 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists at Florida Atlantic
14 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists, 3 steals at Dartmouth

Devin Cherry, Cornell (Jr., G - Meridian, Miss.)    
12 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists vs. Columbia

Malik Gill, Dartmouth (So., G - New Rochelle, N.Y.)    
16 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 6 steals vs. Harvard

Miles Jackson-Cartwright, Penn (Sr., G - Van Nuys, Calif.)    
23 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals vs. NJIT

Maodo Lo, Columbia (So., G - Berlin)    
20 points, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks at Cornell

Cory Osetkowski, Columbia (Jr., C - Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.)    
19 points, 9 rebounds, 5 blocks at Cornell

Justin Sears, Yale (So., F - Plainfield, N.J.)    
17 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals at Brown

Steven Spieth, Brown (Fr., G - Dallas)
9 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals vs. Yale

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Friday, January 31
*Cornell at Brown, 7 pm [IVY]
*Columbia at Yale, 7 pm [IVY]
*Penn at Dartmouth, 7 pm [IVY]
*Princeton at Harvard, 7 pm [IVY]

Saturday, February 1
*Columbia at Brown, 6 pm [IVY]
*Cornell at Yale, 7 pm [IVY]
*Princeton at Dartmouth, 7 pm [IVY]
*Penn at Harvard, 9 pm [NBCSN]

*Ivy League Contests

KEY:
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])