Towns Named Ivy League Player of the Week

Towns Named Ivy League Player of the Week

Towns tied a career-high with 26 points (Paul Rutherford).

PRINCETON, N.J. – Following a tremendous performance that helped Harvard men's basketball move to 2-0 in Ivy League play, sophomore Seth Towns has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday.

Towns exploded for a career-best 26 points to go with six rebounds and two blocked shots in a 62-57 (OT) win at Dartmouth. The win was the first on the road for any Ivy team in the conference thus far, and helped head coach Tommy Amaker earn his 200th victory at Harvard. The 26 points for Towns was the most of any Ivy League player over the past week, and was his fifth game with at least 20 points this season.

Towns finished the day with a career-best nine field goals, including a 5-for-8 mark from 3-point range. He also added a pair of clutch free throws with 2.8 seconds left in regulation to send the contest to overtime.

Towns is the second Harvard player to earn Ivy Player of the Week honors this season, joining Bryce Aiken on Nov. 13. He was also named the College Sports Madness Player of the Week. Harvard returns to action Jan. 26-27 at Yale and Brown.