Brandyn Curry recorded two double-doubles over the weekend (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After handing out 24 assists over the weekend and helping the Crimson earn wins over Penn and Princeton to earn at least a share of the program's first Ivy League title, sophomore guard Brandyn Curry of the Harvard men's basketball team was honored as conference player of the week.
Curry, a native of Huntersville, N.C., earned two double-doubles and averaged 12.0 assists and 11.5 points per game on the weekend. In Harvard's 79-64 win over Penn Friday, Curry dished out a career-high 14 assists, which also ranks as the most for an Ivy League player this season. He went 6-of-6 from the foul line and scored 13 points, while making four steals.
In Saturday's 79-67 victory against Princeton, which clinched Harvard's first Ancient Eight crown, he handed out 10 more assists, tallied 10 points, blocked a shot and made a steal. He also shot 4-of-6 from the floor and came down with two rebounds.
Curry and the Crimson concluded the regular season 23-5 overall, establishing a new program mark for wins in a season. Harvard also went 12-2 in Ivy League play, another program best for conference wins, and finished 14-0 at Lavietes Pavilion, marking the Crimson's best home record in team history.
Harvard will now await the result of Tuesday evening's contest between Princeton and Penn in Philadelphia. A win for the Quakers would clinch the Ivy League title outright for Harvard, as well as give the Crimson the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA tournament. A win for Princeton would force a tie between the Crimson and Tigers, forcing a one-game playoff between the schools at a yet-to-be-determined time and location.