January 9, 2012

Mangano Earns Second Straight Ivy League Player Of The Week Honor

Averaged 31 Points, 17.5 Rebounds In Two Yale Victories

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – It appears Greg Mangano is ready for the start of the Ivy League season. Mangano averaged 31 points and 17.5 rebounds in Yale's final two non-conference games and has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week for the second consecutive week.

In an 82-67 victory over Holy Cross, Mangano scored 27 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and had four blocks. He followed that up with 35 points and 22 rebounds, both career highs, in Sunday's 101-86 win over St. Joseph's of Long Island.

The 22 rebounds were the most by a Yale player since Chris Dudley grabbed 22 against Harvard in 1987.

Mangano, a senior from Orange, Conn., has taken over the Ivy League lead in scoring (19.9 ppg.). He also tops the conference in rebounding (10.7 rpg.) and blocked shots (35).

Mangano, who earned his third player of the week selection of the season, has scored at least 20 points in seven of the last eight games and is averaging 23.4 points and 12.1 rebounds during the stretch.

The Bulldogs (10-4) open Ivy League play this Saturday at home against Brown at 2 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity