The Ivy League shook off its sluggish start to the season this weekend, going 6-1 and improving to 10-13 against Division-I opponents. This weekend also saw Brown, Dartmouth, and Princeton pick up their first D-1 wins of the season, while Harvard continues to roll over inferior opponents, no matter what coast the Crimson is playing on.
Here are the weekend’s top performers:
Andrew McCarthy, Brown
McCarthy gave us a peek into what he is capable of this weekend, pulling down 14 rebounds and dropping in 13 points in a 59-52 victory over Hartford. Coach Agel is still on the fence with his frontcourt situation, playing McCarthy 32 minutes this Saturday, but only 4 minutes in the Bears’ previous game, a loss to Manhattan.
Mark Cisco, Columbia
Without Agho, the Lions need someone to step up and take those available shots. Cisco did a nice job against American, scoring 15 points on 15 shots while adding 12 rebounds in the 66-58 loss to American.
Chris Wroblewski and the freshmen, Cornell
Wroblewski had a classic all-around game, scoring 10 points, grabbing 7 rebounds, and dishing out 6 assists in the 71-66 triumph over Boston University. Once again, freshmen Galal Cancer and Shonn Miller logged significant time, playing 31 and 28 minutes, respectively. Cancer had 7 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists, while Miller deposited 10 and ripped down 6 rebounds.
RJ Griffin, Dartmouth
Griffin is setting a good example for the very young Big Green, who had four freshmen play at least 15 minutes in this contest. The senior had 29 points on 7-11 three point shooting in the 66-62 victory over Bryant.
Laurent Rivard, Harvard
Harvard’s sophomore sharpshooter had 20 points in 24 minutes, including 5-8 three-point shooting. Rivard added four boards and three assists in the Crimson’s 77-67 victory at Loyola Marymount.
Zack Rosen and Tyler Bernardini, Penn
Zack Rosen is the best player in the Ivy League right now, and it’s not really close. Rosen had another big game against Robert Morris, going for 19 points and 10 assists, including 5-7 shooting from deep. Rosen is averaging 23 points through four games for Penn, who won 66-60 against Robert Morris on Saturday. Tyler Bernardini had 19 points to go along with 8 rebounds.
Ian Hummer, Princeton
Hummer continues his run of impressive play with a dominant 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Tigers to their first victory, 61-53, over Buffalo. The Bison had knocked off Cornell three days earlier. With this win and a solid performance in a loss to NC State, Princeton has put to bed some of the worry in Central Jersey after forgetting to show up in their season opener against Wagner.