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• Yale junior center Greg Mangano was the first player in school history to average a double-double for the season since Chris Dudley (17.6 ppg, 13.3 rpg) in 1986-87 and the first Ivy player since Harvard’s Kyle Snowden (15.1 ppg, 11.1 rpg in all games, 14.1 ppg, 10.8 rpg in Ivy games) in 1995-96. In addition, Mangano had a school record 85 blocks, which is the third-most in Ivy history. His 51 blocks in League games is an Ivy record as well.
• The Ivy League boasted multiple teams in the postseason for the third time in four years with Princeton making its 24th appearance in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and Harvard receiving its first-ever Postseason National Invitation Tournament (NIT) bid. Princeton’s 24 NCAA Tournament appearances lead the Ivy League, breaking a tie with Penn.
• Princeton made the 68th NCAA Tournament appearance for an Ivy League team and 54th for the League since the League’s first official season (1956-57). Since 1939, Ivy teams have combined for a 40-78 (.339) record in 68 appearances. Since 1957, the Ivy League has a 31-58 (.348) record in 54 appearances.
• Harvard made the Ivy League’s ninth Postseason NIT appearance and first for the League since Brown in 2003. League teams have combined for a 8-8 (.500) record in those nine appearances.
• The one-game playoff to determine the League’s NCAA Tournament automatic bid recipient was the eighth in Ivy men’s basketball history. Princeton has been involved in all eight playoffs, winning four (1963, 1981, 1996 and 2011). Princeton’s 63-62 victory was the third one-point win in League playoff history. The Tigers’ were on the losing end of previous two -- 1959 (Dartmouth 69, Princeton 68) and 1980 (Penn 50, Princeton 59).
• The League’s late-season appearances on ESPN3.com drew a combined 85,017 unique viewers: 13,494 for the March 5 Princeton-Harvard game, 17,074 for the March 8 Princeton-Penn game and 54,449 for the March 12 Harvard-Princeton playoff game.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Senior Shelley Pierson (Watervliet, N.Y.) posted team-highs with 16 points and seven rebounds, but the Southern Connecticut State University women's basketball team dropped a 68-57 decision to Franklin Pierce on Saturday afternoon at Moore Field House.
The Owls are now 6-10, 2-9 in Northeast-10 Conference play. The Ravens are 12-5, 8-3 in league action.
Franklin Pierce scored 10 of the first 11 points of the game. The lead stretched to 14, at 22-8, with 7:55 remaining in the first half. The Owls scored six in a row to get within eight at 22-14. However, Franklin Pierce scored 10 of the final 17 points to carry a 32-21 lead into halftime.
The Owls cut the lead into single digits in the opening minute of the second half on a layup from Milena Lazarevic (Gmunden, Austria). The Ravens countered with a 12-4 to build its largest lead of the game, 44-27, with 13:57 remaining.
SCSU chipped away at the deficit, getting it back into single digits on two occasions. However, the Ravens were able to hang on from there for the win.
Keshia Primo (Mississagua, Ont.) finished with 10 points for the Owls, the only other SCSU player to reach double figures.
The Owls are back in action on Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. when they host Saint Anselm.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Freshman Greg Langston (Stratford, Conn.) scored 16 of his 29 points during a decisive 28-6 second half spurt that lifted the Southern Connecticut State University men’s basketball team to an 84-75, come-from-behind win over Franklin Pierce on Saturday afternoon. The Owls trailed by 11 with 13:14 remaining, but turned the tides over the next 6:35 to surge past the Ravens for a Northeast-10 Conference victory.
The Owls are now 9-6, 6-5 in Northeast-10 Conference play. Franklin Pierce dropped to 5-11, 3-8 in league action.
Langston finished with 29 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Chazz McCarter (New Haven, Conn.) added 19 points, including five three-pointers, and seven rebounds. Chris Harris (Brooklyn, N.Y.) had 11 points and six rebounds, while Trevon Hamlet (Brooklyn, N.Y.) chipped in 11 points, five assists, four blocks and four rebounds.
Southern Connecticut was down seven at the break, 44-37. Franklin Pierce connected on a three-pointer on its first possession of the second half to extend its lead to 10. The Owls countered with a 6-0 spurt to close within four at 47-43, but the Ravens scored eight of the next nine points to build their largest lead of the game at 55-44.
From there, the Owls took control of the game. A 14-3 run tied the game at 58-58 before the hosts scored the next seven points to extend the run to 21-3 and build a 65-58 lead. The Ravens closed to within four with 2:24 left at 77-73, but Southern Connecticut scored seven of the final nine points to seal the win.
The Owls enjoyed a strong opening 13 minutes and held a 27-19 lead with 6:55 left in the first half. However, Franklin Pierce closed the half with a 25-10 run to take a 44-37 lead at the break.
Southern Connecticut is back in action on Wednesday night for a 7:30 p.m. start against St. Anselm.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Sophomore forward Trevon Hamlet (Brooklyn, N.Y.) led all scorers with 17 points, but the Southern Connecticut State University men's basketball team dropped a 57-54 decision to the University of New Haven on Sunday afternoon at Moore Field House.
Watch the replay of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce - Sports Council 2nd Annual Courtside Chat event: It took place on Wed. Oct. 27, 8 a.m., Cosgrove Marcus Messer Athletic Center, Albertus Magnus College, 700 Prospect St., New Haven. Coaches Micharl Donnelly, Southern Connecticut State University; Ted Hotaling, University of New Haven; James Jones, Yale University; Mitch Oliver, Albertus Magnus College; and Tom Moore, Quinnipiac University will share their strategies for the upcoming year.
HAMDEN, Conn. – Three major publications have named the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team as the preseason favorite to win the Northeast Conference Championship. Athlon Sports, Lindy’s and The Sporting News each picked the Bobcats to win the league title.
“It’s an honor to be chosen as the favorite in the Northeast Conference this year by such prestigious national media outlets,” said Quinnipiac Head Coach Tom Moore. “The ranking is based on the accomplishments of last year’s team and the potential of some of our newcomers. Obviously, a lot of hard work will have to be done if we are to fulfill these predictions, and I expect the Northeast Conference race to be a highly-competitive one.”
In each publication, reigning NEC Player of the Year Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) was named as the favorite to win the award again in 2010-11. The Sporting News also named Moore to repeat as NEC Coach of the Year.
Junior James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) was also named to the All-NEC First and Second Teams, by The Sporting News and Lindy’s, respectively. Johnson was named the best playmaker in the league by Lindy’s, while Rutty took the best rebounder honors from the same publication.
The Sporting News likes the Bobcats to take a No. 15 seed in the NCAA Tournament, while Athlon picked Quinnipiac to defeat Stony Brook in the new “First Four” format. Under Athlon’s blueprint, the Bobcats would face top-seeded Purdue in the first round.
The Bobcats open the 2010-11 season Nov. 13, when they face local rival Yale at the Second Annual Connecticut 6 Classic. Quinnipiac faces the Bulldogs in the 8 p.m. nightcap of the event, to be played at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Clark brings experience with programs at the Division I and Division III levels and has also served as a scholastic coach and camp clinician throughout the Northeast.
Most recently, Clark was the video coordinator for the men’s basketball program at the University of Delaware, his alma mater, during the 2009-10 academic year. In this role, he assisted the coaching staff with a variety of functions related to video and multimedia technology.
Prior to his stint at Delaware, Clark spent two seasons at Marymount (Va.) University, where he assisted with recruiting, student-athlete development, practice and game preparation among other duties.
Clark, who also has coaching experience at the high school level in Delaware and has served as a clinician at numerous camps, holds a bachelor’s degree from UD.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Southern Connecticut State University men’s basketball coach Michael Donnelly has announced the addition of five newcomers for the upcoming 2010-11 season. The quintet consists of Trevon Hamlet (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Greg Langston (Stratford, Conn.), Chazz McCarter (New Haven, Conn.), Nyheem Sanders (Pawtucket, R.I.) and John Scurry (Albany, N.Y.).
Hamlet, a 6-foot-6 forward and transfer from nearby Post University, made an immediate impact in his first season with the Eagles last winter. The incoming sophomore averaged 18.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game en route to All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference laurels. Hamlet played scholastically at Bishop Loughlin High School.
Langston joins the Owls after a decorated scholastic career at St. Joseph’s High School in Trumbull, Conn., where he collected First-Team All-State honors as a senior. The 6-foot-2 guard/forward averaged 19 points, six rebounds and five assists per game in his final season, a squad in which his team posted a 23-4 mark. Langston scored 1,332 points in his scholastic career.
Elm City native McCarter is coming off a stellar stint at Gateway Community College, where he was a First-Team Junior College All-American. The Hillhouse High School graduate, a 6-foot-3 guard, averaged 22 points, 9.5 rebounds and five assists per contest last year. He also connected on 80 three-point field goals.
Sanders also averaged double figures last season as a freshman at Post University, but now brings his talents to SCSU. The 6-foot-2 sophomore guard averaged 11.2 points, four rebounds and 3.2 assists per contest in 2009-10. He played scholastically at St. Andrew’s School.
Scurry, a freshman in 2010-11, should provide a presence down on the blocks. The 6-foot-5 forward averaged a double-double as a senior – 16 points and 10 rebounds – at Bishop Maginn High School.
The Owls open the 2010-11 season on Nov. 13 against Chestnut Hill.