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Kyle Casey Honored as Ivy Co-Player of the Week

Casey averaged 15.0 points per game over the weekend (Gene Boyars).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After helping the Harvard men’s basketball team clinch a share of the program’s second consecutive Ivy League title, junior forward Kyle Casey has been tabbed the Ancient Eight Co-Player of the Week, the conference office announced.

Casey, who shares the honor with Penn’s Zack Rosen, averaged 15.0 points per game over the weekend, helping the Crimson earn road wins at Columbia, 77-70 in overtime, and Cornell, 67-63. Casey tallied 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting, made a career-high four steals and assisted on three baskets against the Lions Friday.

He followed that performance with 11 points, making 4-of-7 field goals against the Big Red, as Harvard clinched a share of the conference crown with the win.
 
Harvard concluded its regular season 26-4 overall and 12-2 in the Ivy League. The Crimson’s 26 victories mark the most in program history for a single season and its 12 Ivy wins ties the team’s best conference record.
 
Harvard will await Tuesday evening's matchup between Penn (11-2 Ivy) and Princeton in Princeton, N.J. A Princeton win would clinch the outright Ivy League title for Harvard, as well as the NCAA tournament's automatic berth, while a Penn victory would force a one-game playoff between the Quakers and Crimson at a to-be-determined date and location.