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December 9, 2013

Men's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 6

Complete Men's Basketball Weekly Release in pdf format

Photos courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications and Princeton Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League men's basketball slows a bit with a slimmed-down slate of only six games this week.

Princeton puts its five-game winning streak on the line with two key road contests, while Harvard enjoys an idle week also sitting on a five-game winning streak. The Tigers are off to their best start since the 1997-98 season when the team started 7-0 and earned a No. 25 ranking in the Associated Press Poll. At 9-1, the Crimson has matched its best record through 10 games under head coach Tommy Amaker.

Dartmouth joins Princeton with two games on the docket this week and Brown and Columbia round out the League’s schedule with one game each. The Bears are experiencing early-season success as well winning their last two in a row and five of their last six games.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Harvard junior guard/forward Wesley Saunders (Los Angeles) posted a stellar week in leading the Crimson to road wins over cross-town foes Northeastern and Boston University. Saunders started the week hot from the field with 11 of his 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting in the first half of Harvard's win at Northeastern. He finished with a season-high 25 points, adding five assists and four steals, in the overtime win at Boston University to top the 20-point mark for third time this season and the ninth time in his career. Saunders scored seven points and was 5-of-6 at the line as the Crimson outscored the Terriers 13-2 in the extra session to take the victory.

Saunders' Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
at Northeastern
38
7-12
.583
0-0
.000
3-7
.429
3
2
0
1
17
at Boston University
44 8-24 .333 0-4 .000 9-10 .900 5 5 1 4 25
TOTALS 41.0 15-36 .417 0-4 .000 12-17 .706 3.5 3.5 0.5 2.5 21.0

 




ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Princeton freshman forward Spencer Weisz (Florham Park, N.J.) had a career night with his first career double-double in the Tigers' win over Fairleigh Dickinson. He poured in career highs in points (17) and rebounds (10) to go along with four assists, one block and one steal. After missing his first two shots, Weisz heated up and hit seven of his next eight shots, including a perfect 3-of-3 from three-point range.

Weisz's Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
vs. Fairleigh Dickinson
37 7-10 .700 3-3 1.000 0-0 .000 10 4 1 1 17

 


HONOR ROLL
Tony Bagtas, Penn (Fr., G - Union City, Ga.)    
7 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists at Villanova
7 points, 2 rebounds, 8 assists vs. Wagner

Eli Harrison, Dartmouth (Fr., F - Sisters, Ore.)    
12 points, 3 rebounds at IPFW

Robert Hatter, Cornell (Fr., G - Houston)    
21 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists vs. St. Francis (Pa.)

Rafael Maia, Brown (Jr., F - Sao Paulo)    
14 points, 2 rebounds at American

Grant Mullins, Columbia (So., G - Burlington, Ontario, Canada)    
28 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals vs. Army
2 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists at Bucknell

Alex Rosenberg, Columbia (Jr., F - Short Hills, N.J.)    
15 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists vs. Army
10 points, 4 rebounds at Bucknell

Justin Sears, Yale (So., F - Plainfield, Ill.)    
10 points, 4 rebounds vs. Bryant
19 points, 12 rebounds vs. New Hampshire

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Monday, December 9
Massachusetts-Lowell at Columbia, 7 pm [IVY]

Tuesday, December 10
Albany at Brown, 7 pm [IVY]
Dartmouth at Illinois, 8 pm [BTDN]

Wednesday, December 11
Princeton at Rutgers, 7:30 pm [ESPN3]

Saturday, December 14
Princeton at Penn State, 2 pm [BTN]
Jacksonville State at Dartmouth, 4 pm [IVY]

KEY:
BTDN – Big Ten Digital Network (BTN.com); ESPN3 – ESPN3.com; IVY – Streamed live on The Ivy League® Digital Network