January 24, 2011

Yale Sweeps Weekly Ivy League Honors

Mangano Named Player Of Week; Kreisberg Selected Top Rookie

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale's frontcourt played a big role in Saturday's 59-51 victory over Brown on Saturday. Greg Mangano (Orange, CT) and Jeremiah Kreisberg (Berkeley, CA) combined to make 12-of-20 shots from the field and score 30 points. The two were honored by the Ivy League for their performances on Monday. Mangano, who had 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks, was named the Player of the Week, while Kreisberg, who scored a career-high 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds, was chosen Rookie of the Week.

Mangano, who was honored for the third straight week, has been on a tear, posting double-doubles in each of the last four games. His seven blocks were two shy of the Yale single-game school record, and he now has 106 career blocks, which is second all-time at Yale. Mangano, who is averaging a double-double (14.8 ppg., 10.3 rpg.) for the season, is 16th in the nation in rebounding and 18th in blocked shots (43, 2.7 per game).

In Saturday's victory, Mangano scored 11 points and had eight rebounds in the first half as the Bulldogs built a 30-20 lead.

Kreisberg also had a big first half, scoring nine of his points in the opening 20 minutes. He finished 5-of-7 from the field in his 30 minutes. In his last six games, Kreisberg has reached double figures five times and is shooting 60.6 percent from the field during the stretch. Kreisberg (6.5 ppg., 4.3 rpg.) is second on the team in rebounding and fifth in scoring.

The Bulldogs are back in action on Friday when they play at Penn at 7 p.m. Yale is at Princeton on Saturday for a 6 p.m. tipoff.

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Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity