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December 16, 2013

Men's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 7

Complete Men's Basketball Weekly Release in pdf format

Photos courtesy of Princeton Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League men’s basketball comes off another quality week with 11 games on the schedule before teams take a six-day hiatus from the hardwoods.

Harvard (9-1) and Princeton (8-1) lead a strong start for the League which currently features six teams with .500 or better records through the first six weeks of the season. Harvard (9-1) and Princeton (8-1) lead a strong start for the League which currently features six teams with .500 or better records through the first six weeks of the season.

The League boasts two teams with one loss or fewer through nine games for the first time since Penn began 8-1 and Columbia won its first 10 games to start the 1969-70 season. That year, Columbia started 13-1 and ended the year with a 20-5 overall record and an 11-3 mark in Ivy play. Penn rebounded from its first loss to reel off 17-straight wins en route to capturing the League title with a perfect 14-0 record. The Quakers’ second loss ended their season as Niagara stopped the team's winning streak in the NCAA Tournament in an East Region first-round game played at Jadwin Gymnasium in Princeton, N.J.

The 1957-58 season was only other time the League had two teams come out of the gates with as strong starts as both Dartmouth and Harvard started their years at 8-1. The Big Green ended the season with a 20-5 record, the Ivy title with an 11-3 record and loss to Temple in the NCAA Tournament's East Region final. The Crimson finished the year with a 16-9 overal record and a 7-7 mark in League play.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Princeton senior guard T.J. Bray (New Berlin, Wis.) was spectacular for the Tigers in impressive road victories at Rutgers and Penn State. Bray tied career high with 23 points, 20 of which came in the second half, in the win at Rutgers. He dished out a school-record 13 assists and added 11 points in Princeton’s comeback victory at Penn State which saw his Tigers rally from 20 points down with 10:23 remaining to steal the victory in overtime. Running the point, Bray recorded 21 assists against just five turnovers for the week.

Bray's Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
at Rutgers
38
7-11
.636
5-7
.714
4-4
1.000
1
8
1
0
23
at Penn State
44 1-10 .100 0-5 .000 9-12 .750 6 13 0 2 11
TOTALS 41.0 8-21 .381 5-12 .417 13-16 .812 3.5 10.5 0.5 1.0 17.0

 




ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Princeton freshman forward Spencer Weisz (Florham Park, N.J.) continued his solid play in the early part of his rookie campaign in the Tigers’ wins at Rutgers and Penn State. Weisz had eight boards in win over Rutgers before pouring in 13 points at Penn State as one of five Tigers in double figures in Princeton's comeback win in overtime. In the Penn State game, Weisz came up with one of the biggest plays of the game with a crucial steal with 13 seconds left. He was fouled and, with Princeton down two, hit two free throws to send the game into overtime.

Weisz' Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
at Rutgers
29
1-5
.200
0-4
.000
3-6
.500
8
3
0
0
5
at Penn State
34 4-7 .571 0-2 .000 5-6 .833 1 1 0 3 13
TOTALS 31.5 5-12 .471 0-6 .000 8-12 .667 4.5 2.0 0.0 1.5 21.0

 




HONOR ROLL

Meiko Lyles
, Columbia (Jr., G - Nashville, Tenn.)    
11 points, 8 rebounds vs. Massachusetts-Lowell

Gabas Maldunas, Dartmouth (Jr., C - Panevezys, Lithuania)    
17 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists at Illinois
8 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists vs. Jacksonville State

Sean McGongaill, Brown (Sr., G - Brookfield, Ill.)    
22 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists vs. Albany

Grant Mullins, Columbia (So., G - Burlington, Ontario, Canada)    
14 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals vs. Massachusetts-Lowell

Steven Spieth, Brown (Fr., G - Dallas)    
10 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists vs. Albany

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, December 17
Yale at Providence, 7 pm [FOX Sports 1]

Wednesday, December 18
Dartmouth at New Hampshire, 7 pm

Friday, December 20
Yale at Albany, 7 pm
1-Princeton vs. Pacific, 10:30 pm

Saturday, December 21
Fairleigh Dickinson at Columbia, 4 pm [IVY]
Longwood at Dartmouth, 4 pm [IVY]
Vermont at Harvard, 4 pm [IVY]
1-Princeton vs. Portland, 11 pm

Sunday, December 22
Brown at Northwestern, 2 pm [BTDN]
Penn at Marist, 2 pm
Cornell at Stony Brook, 7 pm

KEY:
1-South Point Holiday Hoops Classic (Las Vegas)

BTDN – Big Ten Digital Network (BTN.com); 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