January 17, 2011

Mangano Earns Ivy League Player Of Week Honors For Second Straight Week

Scored 23 Points, Grabbed 17 Rebounds In Win Over Brown

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Greg Mangano was a big reason the Yale men's basketball team opened Ivy League play with an important road victory at Brown. Monday, he was rewarded by being named the league's player of week. Mangano scored 23 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds in the Bulldogs' 69-64 victory.

Six of his points came at a very important point in the game. With Yale holding a slim 60-59 lead with five minutes remaining, Mangano made the Bulldogs' next three baskets to help Yale hold off the pesky Bears. He finished 11-of-17 from the field and added a pair of blocks.

Mangano, a junior, from Orange, Conn., leads the league in rebounding (10.2 rpg.) and blocked shots (36) and is fourth in scoring (14.6 ppg.). He has posted double-doubles in each of the last three games.

Mangano shared the honor with Columbia's Noruwa Agho, who scored 25 points in a win over Cornell.

Yale and Brown meet again this Saturday in New Haven. Tipoff at the John J. Lee Amphitheater is slated for 2 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity