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Rivard Takes Home Third Ivy Rookie of the Week Honor

Laurent Rivard leads Ivy League freshmen with 12.5 points per game (Harvard Athletic Communications).

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Freshman guard Laurent Rivard of the Harvard men's basketball team has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the third time. 

The 6-5 rookie from Saint-Bruno, Que., scored all 16 of his points in the second half in the Crimson's 67-62 win at George Washington Saturday. He connected on 4-of-6 shots from the field and was 3-of-4 from beyond the arc, as the Crimson earned its fifth straight victory and improved to 12-3 on the season.

Rivard also made 5-of-7 free throws and grabbed three rebounds in 26 minutes, as the Crimson came back from a nine-point deficit in the second half against the Colonials.

Rivard, who stands eighth in the nation in free-throw shooting (.930) leads all Ivy freshman in scoring at 12.5 points per game. He was also tabbed Ivy Rookie of the Week Dec. 6 and Jan. 3.