PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League men’s basketball is in full swing this week with 19 games on the slate over the next seven days.
"Inside Ivy League Basketball" tipped off the 2011-12 seasons for men's and women's basketball with its premiere episode on Thursday, Nov. 10 on BlogTalkRadio.com (blogtalkradio.com/insideivyleaguebasketball).
"Inside Ivy League Basketball" returns for its second installment on Thursday, Dec. 1 with its third episode on Thursday, Dec. 15. "Inside" moves to its weekly spot on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 11. Every episode will air live at 7 p.m. and will be available on-demand via BlogTalkRadio and IvyLeagueSports.com.
During the season, "Inside Ivy League Basketball" will take an in-depth look at all the news and notes surrounding Ivy men's and women's basketball on and off the courts. Each episode will be packed with highlights, statistics and expert analysis in its 'Around the League' segment. With its interview segments 'Program Profile,' 'Student-Athlete Spotlight' and 'Alumni Focus,' the show will visit with past and present players, coaches and administrators who impact Ivy League men's and women's basketball.
Fans and alumni will be able to interact with the show via its social media platforms -- Facebook (Inside Ivy League Basketball) and Twitter (@insideivyhoops) -- and can provide ideas and content for the show's 'Twitter Talk/Facebook Fodder' segment.
Selected episodes will feature men's or women's basketball trivia with chances to win a 20 percent discount coupon to the Ivy League's official online store at shop.ivyleaguesports.com.
"Inside Ivy League Basketball" comes on the heels on the success of "Inside Ivy League Football," which premiered on Sept. 14. Through nine episodes, the football edition of "Inside" has amassed more than 1,600 listens.
CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Penn senior guard Zack Rosen (Colonia, N.J.) led the way with 26 points, on 10-of-16 shooting, in the Quakers’ season-opening win at Maryland-Baltimore County. Rosen poured in 16 of his 26 points in the second half, when Penn pulled away from a three-point halftime lead to win by 14. He had a personal nine-point run midway through the half to turn a 43-33 game into a 52-37 contest and put it away.
Rosen’s Statistics for the Week
Yale junior center Greg Mangano (Orange, Conn.) posted his fourth and fifth double-doubles of the year in leading the Bulldogs to wins over Holy Cross and Baruch. Mangano’s 14 rebounds against Holy Cross was one shy of his career high. He scored 10 of his 15 points against in the second half and overtime in the win over the Crusaders. Mangano tossed in 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, adding three blocks, in only 21 minutes against Baruch.
Mangano’s Statistics for the Week
|vs. Central Connecticut State
CO-ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Cornell freshman forward Shonn Miller (Euclid, Ohio) connected on all three of his field goals, including a three-pointer, and added a team-high four rebounds in the Big Red’s season-opening loss at St. Bonaventure. In his first collegiate contest, Miller added a block and a steal in 20 minutes to go along with his seven points.
Miller’s Statistics for the Week
|at St. Bonaventure
Dartmouth freshman forward Jvonte Brooks (Santee, Calif.) did not miss a shot in his collegiate debut, contributing eight points, a pair of rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes off the bench at Rutgers. Six of his points came in a 12-minute stretch in the first half that saw the Big Green only trail by one (31-30) at halftime.
Brooks' Statistics for the Week
R.J. Griffin, Dartmouth, Junior, Guard (Middletown, Del.)
15 points, 1 rebounds, 2 steals at Rutgers
Ian Hummer, Princeton, Junior, Forward (Vienna, Va.)
19 points, 9 rebounds vs. Wagner
Sean McGonagill, Brown, Sophomore, Guard (Brookfield, Ill.)
20 points, 10 assists, 6 rebounds vs. Johnson & Wales
Laurent Rivard, Harvard, Sophomore, Guard (Saint-Bruno, Quebec, Canada)
16 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists vs. MIT
Blaise Staab, Columbia, Senior, Forward (Tulsa, Okla.)
11 points, 12 rebounds, 4 steals at Connecticut
Reggie Willhite, Yale, Senior, Forward (Elk Grove, Calif.)
21 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 6 steals vs. Central Connecticut State
Monday, November 14
2-Brown vs. Albany, 4 pm
Furman at Columbia, 7 pm
Binghamton at Cornell, 7 pm
Temple at Penn, 7 pm
Tuesday, November 15
Harvard at Holy Cross 7 pm
Yale at Quinnipiac, 7 pm [SNY]
2-Brown vs. Syracuse/Manhattan, 4/7 pm [ESPN3]
Wednesday, November 16
Cornell at Buffalo, 7 pm
Vermont at Dartmouth, 7 pm
3-Princeton at North Carolina State, 7 pm [ESPNU]
Thursday, November 17
4-Penn at Rider, 7 pm
Lyndon State at Yale, 7 pm
Saturday, November 19
Buffalo at Princeton, 12:30 pm
Hartford at Brown, 5 pm
American at Columbia, 7 pm
Bryant at Dartmouth, 7 pm
4-Robert Morris at Penn, 7 pm
Harvard at Loyola Marymount, 9:30 pm
Sunday, November 20
Boston University at Cornell, 2 pm
2-Dick’s Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off (Regional-Syracuse, N.Y.; Semifinals & Final-New York)
3-TicketCity Legends Classic (Regional-Raleigh, N.C.; Subregional-Lewisburg, Pa.)
4-Philly Hoop Group Classic
ESPN3 – ESPN3.com; ESPNU (DirecTV 208, DISH 141, Verizon FiOS 73 (SD), 573 (HD)); SNY – SportsNet New York (Cablevision 60 (SD), 718 (HD), Comcast 73 (SD), 298 & 843 (HD), DirecTV 639, Verizon FiOS 90 (77), 555 (HD))