February 6, 2012

Mangano Earns A Pair Of Weekly Honors

Named Ivy League Player Of Week And CollegeSportsMadness National Mid-Major Player Of Week

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Greg Mangano had another big week for the Yale men's basketball team, and it has resulted in a pair of honors for the 6-10 center. Mangano, who averaged 21.5 points and 11.0 rebounds in Yale's weekend sweep of Penn and Princeton, earned Ivy League and CollegeSportsMadness National Mid-Major Player of the Week honors.

Mangano was recognized by the Ivy League for the eighth time in his career, which ties for the second most in league history. Only Brown's Earl Hunt (9 – 2000-03) has more.

In Yale's 60-53 victory over Penn, Mangano hit a big three-pointer and had two huge offensive rebounds off of missed free throws in the last three minutes as the Bulldogs' scored the final 10 points of the game. He finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds.

He followed that up by scoring 20 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in the 58-54 win over Princeton.

Mangano leads the Ivy League in scoring (19.0 ppg.), rebounding (10.1 rpg.) and blocks (49).

Reggie Willhite, who scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the win over Princeton, was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll.

The Bulldogs have a pair of road games this weekend. They play at Cornell on Friday and then are at Columbia on Saturday. Both games begin at 7 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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