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January 17, 2011

Men's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 11

Complete Men's Basketball Weekly Release in pdf format

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

PRINCETON, N.J. -- This week Ivy League men’s basketball goes into its final week of non-conference play with five games on the schedule along with three more Ivy matchups over the weekend.  

Brown and Dartmouth open play for the week with Martin Luther King Day matinees. Penn completes its Big Five competition, playing at Temple on Wednesday and hosting Saint Joseph’s on Saturday in a game to be televised on The Comcast Network.

Three Ivy games are also on the Saturday slate, all travel-partner matchups. Coming off its 17-day exam break, Princeton closes the week on Sunday facing The College of New Jersey.


CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Columbia junior guard Noruwa Agho (New City, N.Y.) scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed six rebounds to help lift the Lions to a victory over Cornell. Agho scored 14 of his 25 in the second half, including a clutch three-pointer with two minutes to play and his made free throw with six seconds left gave Columbia a four-point cushion, essentially icing the game for the Lions. It is the third-straight game that Agho has scored more than 20 points. He has reached that mark 20 times during his stellar career in a Columbia uniform.

Agho’s Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A  
B  
S  
PTS
vs. Cornell
39
8-17
0.471
2-6
0.333
7-10
0.700
6
3
0
1
25

 

 

 

Yale junior center Greg Mangano (Orange, Conn.) started Ivy League play on a strong note with 23 points and a career-high 17 rebounds for his third straight double-double of the season in the Bulldogs’ win at Brown. With Yale holding a slim 60-59 lead with five minutes remaining, Mangano scored the Bulldogs’ next six points to help Yale hold off the pesky Bears. His third-straight double-double marked his sixth of the season.

Mangano’s Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A  
B  
S  
PTS
at Brown
31
11-17
0.647
1-1
1.000
0-2
0.000
17
1
2
0
23

 

 

 

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Harvard freshman guard Laurent Rivard (Saint-Bruno, Quebec, Canada) came up big with 16 points, all in the second half, in Harvard’s win at George Washington Saturday. Rivard made 4-of-6 shots from the field and was 3-of-4 from beyond the arc He also made 5-of-7 free throws and grabbed three rebounds in 26 minutes. Rivard leads all Ivy freshman in scoring at 12.5 points per game.

Rivard’s Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A  
B  
S  
PTS
at George Wasington
26
4-6
0.667
3-4
0.750
5-7
0.714
3 0
0
0
16

 

 

 

HONOR ROLL
Brian Barbour, Columbia, Sophomore, Guard (Alamo, Calif.)
Tied career-high 21 pts. vs. Cornell

Drew Ferry, Cornell, Junior, Guard (Milwaukee, Wis.)
23 pts. at Columbia

Tucker Halpern, Brown, Sophomore, Forward (Brookline, Mass.)
16 pts., 7 rebs. vs. Yale

Oliver McNally, Harvard, Junior, Guard (San Francisco, Calif.)
16 pts., 3 rebs., 4 asts. at Geo. Washington

Zack Rosen, Penn, Junior, Guard (Colonia, N.J.)
19 pts., 8 rebs., 6 asts. at La Salle


UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Monday, January 17
Quinnipiac at Brown, 1 pm
Dartmouth at Colgate, 4 pm

Wednesday, January 19
Penn at Temple, 7:30 pm

Saturday, January 22
*Brown at Yale, 2 pm
*Dartmouth at Harvard, 2 pm
*Columbia at Cornell, 4:30 pm [Time Warner]
Saint Joseph’s at Penn, 7 pm [The Comcast Network]

Sunday, January 23
College of New Jersey at Princeton, 2 pm

*Ivy Leage Contest

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