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December 30, 2013

Men's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 9

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 turns the calendar with 13 games on the slate for the week.

All eight teams are in action right after the New Year, highlighted by seven squads playing on the first Saturday in January. Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn and Princeton each have two games this week as League teams are scheduled for national television coverage on CBS Sports Network, ESPN3 and NBC Sports Network in addition to seven contests to be streamed live on The Ivy League® Digital Network.

Harvard continues to lead the way for the Ivies with an 11-1 record to match its best start in program history. The Crimson has won seven-straight games overall, its longest win streak since since winning nine straight from Jan. 7-Feb.10, 2012.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Harvard sophomore guard Siyani Chambers (Golden Valley, Minn.) led the team in scoring for a second-straight game as the Crimson won at Fordham for its seventh-straight victory. Chambers nearly recorded a double-double with 19 points on 5-of-9 shooting from three-point range and a season-high nine assists, while committing just two turnovers. His 46 points over the last two games mark the highest two-game scoring output of his career. Over the two-game stretch, he has shot 14-of-21 from the floor, including 11-of-15 from beyond the arc.

Chambers' Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
at Fordham
39
5-11
.455
5-9
.556
4-4
1.000
3
9
0
3
19

 



ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Brown freshman guard Steven Spieth (Dallas) has been a mainstay in the Bears' starting lineup and scored a career-high 11 points against Niagara. Spieth was  efficient from the field, hitting four of his six shots including connecting on his one jumper from the three-point arc. In 36 minutes of play, he also grabbed five rebounds, handed out four assists and blocked a shot in the close loss to the Purple Eagles.

Spieth's Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
at Niagara
36
4-6
.667
1-1
1.000
2-3
.667
5
4
1
0
11

 


Columbia freshman forward Luke Petrasek (East Northport, N.Y.) scored 12 points, recorded five boards and tied a career-high with four assists against St. John’s in the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival at the Barclays Center. Petrasek shot 4-of-6 from the floor, including a highlight-reel dunk in the first half, and buried a pair of three-pointers against the Red Storm. He also came up with a huge block during a 17-2 run that put the Lions briefly on top after trailing by 14 points in the second half.

Petrasek's Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
vs. St. John's
31
4-6
.667
2-3
.667
2-2
1.000
5
4
1
0
12

 


HONOR ROLL

Nolan Cressler, Cornell (So., G - Pittsburgh)    
21 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals at Saint Peter's

Miles Jackson-Cartwright
, Penn (Sr., G - Van Nuys, Calif.)    
20 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists at Rider

Sean McGonagill, Brown (Sr., G - Brookfield, Ill.)    
19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists at Niagara

Grant Mullins, Columbia (So., G - Burlington, Ontario, Canada)    
17 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists vs. St. John's

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Monday, December 30
Columbia at Colgate, 7 pm

Tuesday, December 31
Kent State at Princeton, Noon [IVY]
Lesley at Dartmouth, 2 pm [IVY]

Wednesday, January 1
Boston College at Harvard, 4 pm [IVY]

Thursday, January 2
Rhode Island at Brown, 6 pm [IVY]
Penn at George Mason, 7:30 pm [NBCSN]

Saturday, January 4
Cornell at St. Bonaventure, 2 pm [NBCSN]
Princeton at Liberty, 2 pm [ESPN3]
St. Francis Brooklyn at Columbia, 4 pm [IVY]
La Salle at Penn, 4 pm [IVY]
Yale at Saint Louis, 5:30 pm [NBCSN]
Vermont at Dartmouth, 7 pm [IVY]
Harvard at Rice, 8 pm [CBSSN]

KEY:
CBSSN – CBS Sports Network (DirecTV 613, DISH 158, Verizon FiOS 94, Comcast 854, AT&T U-verse 643 [SD]/1643 [HD]); ESPN3 – ESPN3.com; 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])