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December 23, 2013

Men's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 8

Complete Men's Basketball Weekly Release in pdf format

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

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League men's basketball enjoys a six-day hiatus from the hardwoods for the holidays before five teams are back on the courts this weekend.

The League goes into the break with five teams sitting above .500. Five squads are back in action coming out of the break with three games on Saturday set to be played in the metropolitan New York City area with Cornell playing just across the Hudson River in Jersey City, N.J., Columbia making its first appearance in the Barclays cCenter in Brooklyn and Harvard taking on Fordham in the Bronx. The following day, Brown and Penn look to get back on winning tracks in their final contests before the New Year.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Harvard sophomore guard Siyani Chambers (Golden Valley, Minn.) poured in a  career-high 27 points to lead the Crimson to a win over Vermont and the team's sixth-straight victory. Chambers was nearly perfect overall from the field (9-of-10) and was perfect (6-of-6) from beyond the arc. He scored 15 points after the intermission, including eight points during a 13-0 run, to give Harvard the lead for good. Chambers' 27 points were the most by a Crimson player since current assistant coach Christian Webster scored 29 at Mercer on Nov. 20, 2010. His 6-of-6 shooting from three also matched Webster’s mark for most makes from three-point range without a miss.

Chambers' Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
vs. Vermont
39
9-10
.900
6-6
1.000
3-6
.500
4
3
0
2
27

 


ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Columbia freshman forward Luke Petrasek (East Northport, N.Y.) was a force on both ends of the floor in the Lions' victory over Fairleigh Dickinson. Petrasek established new career-highs with 20 points and three blocks against the Knights. He knocked down a personal-best four shots from three-point range, finishing the game 6-of-8 from the floor, and swatted a personal-best three blocks in 27 minutes of action.

Petrasek's Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
vs. Fairleigh Dickinson
27
6-8
.750
4-6
.667
4-4
1.000
3
0
3
1
20

 


HONOR ROLL

T.J. Bray
, Princeton (Sr., G - New Berlin, Wis.)    
20 points, 3 rebounds, 8 assists vs. Pacific
25 points, 1 rebound, 5 assists at Portland

Javier Duren, Yale (Jr., G - St. Louis)    
6 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals at Providence
26 points, 1 rebound, 2 steals at Albany

Tyler Melville, Dartmouth (Sr., G - Plano, Texas)    
17 points, 3 rebounds at New Hampshire
17 points, 1 assist, 1 steal vs. Longwood

Gabas Maldunas, Dartmouth (Jr., C - Panevezys, Lithuania)    
12 points, 13 rebounds, 4 blocks at New Hampshire
14 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 7 blocks vs. Longwood

Grant Mullins, Columbia (So., G - Burlington, Ontario, Canada)    
12 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists vs. Fairleigh Dickinson

Justin Sears, Yale (So., F - Plainfield, Ill.)    
31 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals at Providence
7 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists at Albany

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Saturday, December 28
Cornell at Saint Peter's, 2 pm
1-Columbia vs. St. John's, 2:30 pm [FOX Sports 1]
Harvard at Fordham, 4 pm [SNY]

Sunday, December 29
Penn at Rider, Noon [TCN]
Brown at Niagara, 2 pm

KEY:
1-Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival (Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.)

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]); SNY – SportsNet New York (DirecTV 639, Verizon FiOS 77 [SD]/577 [HD], AT&T U-verse 704 [SD]/1704 [HD], Cablevision 60 [SD]/718 [HD], Comcast 73 [SD]/843 [HD], Time Warner Cable 26/11); TCN – The Comcast Network (Verizon FiOS 99, Comcast 846)