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Curry Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard freshman guard Brandyn Curry has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for a second consecutive time in an announcement by the league office on Monday morning.

Harvard has had three different players earn top rookie honors with Dee Giger and Kyle Casey (four times) earning the nods along with Curry's two selections.

Harvard expanded its program record for victories with a 67-66 win at Penn on Friday night. Harvard finished the regular season with a 21-7 overall mark and a 10-4 record in league games. The win at Penn gave Harvard a program record with 10 road/neutral wins on the season and marked the Crimson's first season sweep of Penn since the 1941-42 season.

Harvard will await a possible bid to the NIT, CBI or CIT in the coming weeks.  

Curry averaged 10.5 points, 5.0 assists and 4.5 rebounds in two games for the Crimson. At Penn on Saturday, he recorded a career-high nine assists with 10 points and no turnovers in a victory. He shot 45 percent from 3-point range and had a team-high 11 points Saturday at Princeton.  

Curry was joined on the Honor Roll by Jeremy Lin, who averaged 13.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals in two games for the Crimson. He made all four of his 3-point attempts during the weekend and had a big night at Penn with 19 points (8-10 FG), six rebounds, four assists and two steals.

At Princeton on Saturday, Lin recorded his 400th career assist (401) to become the first player in the history of the Ivy League to record 1,450 points (1,471), 450 rebounds (487), 400 assists (401) and 200 steals (224).     

Notes:
With its win Friday at Penn, Harvard set a program record with 21 victories as well as a program best mark of 10 road/neutral victories ... Harvard recorded its first season-sweep of Penn since the 1941-42 season ... Now with season sweeps of Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Penn and Yale, Harvard has recorded the most Ivy sweeps since getting five in 1970-71 ... Harvard is 19-1 when leading at halftime ... Harvard is one of three schools nationally (Navy, Cal) to rank in the top 70 nationally in FT % in each of the last five years ... Harvard's Jeremy Lin became the first player in the history of the Ivy League to record 1,450 points (1,471), 450 rebounds (487), 400 assists (401) and 200 steals (224). At the end of the regular season, he ranks first all-time in games played (114) at the school, fifth in points (1,471), fifth in assists (401) and second in steals (224).     

Ivy League Weekly Honors

Nov. 16   Jeremy Lin              Co-Player of the Week               
               Dee Giger               Rookie of the Week

Nov. 23   Jeremy Lin              Honor Roll

Nov. 30   Jeremy Lin              Honor Roll

Dec. 7      Jeremy Lin             Player of the Week

Dec. 14    Jeremy Lin              Player of the Week
                                             ESPN Team of the Week               
                Keith Wright           Honor Roll

Dec. 28    Jeremy Lin              Honor Roll

Jan. 4       Kyle Casey              Rookie of the Week
                Jeremy Lin              Honor Roll

Jan. 11     Kyle Casey              Honor Roll

Jan. 25     Kyle Casey              Rookie of the Week
                Jeremy Lin              Honor Roll

Feb. 1      Jeremy Lin              Honor Roll

Feb. 8      Kyle Casey              Rookie of the Week
               Jeremy Lin              Honor Roll

Feb. 15    Kyle Casey              Player/ Rookie of the Week
               Christian Webster    Honor Roll

Feb. 22    Jeremy Lin              Honor Roll

March1    Jeremy Lin              Player of the Week
               Brandyn Curry        Rookie of the Week

March8    Jeremy Lin              Honor Roll
               Brandyn Curry         Rookie of the Week