February 26, 2007

Mark McAndrew '08 Earns Ivy League Player of the Week Honors

Feb. 26, 2007

Providence, RI - Brown University junior guard Mark McAndrew (Barrington, RI) has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week in men's basketball for the fourth time this season for his play in Brown's split with Columbia and Cornell last weekend. McAndrew has been named twice more than any other Ivy League player in the 14-weeks the award has been presented.

McAndrew registered a double-double in Brown's 64-59 win over Columbia Friday night, scoring 12 points and pulling down a game high 10 rebounds in 40 minutes of play. He also handed out three assists.

Against Cornell on Saturday, McAndrew scored a career high 33 points, connecting on 10 of 17 field goals, including 4 of 5 treys, and 9 of 11 free throws. He tried to put the Bears on his shoulders in the second half against the Big Red, scoring 27 points in the second half alone, despite severe cramping throughout the half that limited him to 38 minutes overall. To go along with his 33 points, he had three rebounds, three assists and three steals.

McAndrew leads the Ivy League in scoring with 20.0 points per game in league games, and is second in overall scoring with 16.3 points per game. His 68 three-point baskets are third in the Brown record book for a single season, and ranks fourth in the Ivy League this season. He ranks sixth in the Ivy League in field goal percentage (.478), fifth in free throw percentage (.849), fifth in 3-point field goal percentage (.442) and seventh in rebounding (5.4 rpg.).

The Bears will complete the 2006-2007 season on the road next Friday and Saturday at Princeton and Penn.