Aiken, Kirkwood Sweep Ivy League Weekly Awards

Aiken, Kirkwood Sweep Ivy League Weekly Awards

Both players earn their fourth-career weekly honors from the Ivy League (Gil Talbot).

PRINCETON, N.J. – Following a pair of road victories and superb performances, junior Bryce Aiken has been named the Ivy League Player of the week and first-year Noah Kirkwood has been named the Rookie of the Week. The awards sweep is Harvard first since Aiken paired with Siyani Chambers '16-17 in February, 2017. Aiken was additionally selected as the Lou Henson Award National Player of the Week.

Aiken continued his tear through the Ivy League, as he averaged 29 points per game on 56.3 percent shooting from the field in a sweep of Princeton (78-69) and Penn (75-68 OT). The Randolph, New Jersey native had 33 points and five rebounds against Princeton before pitching in 25 points and four rebounds at Penn, including the game-tying 3-pointer with five seconds to go in regulation. The Lou Henson POW honor is the first of his career.

Kirkwood, who picked up his fourth Rookie of the Week honor this season, tallied 15 points and five rebounds per game, while shooting 54.5 percent from the field over the two-game stretch. The Ottawa, Ontario native scored 16 points against Princeton, including the go-ahead triple in the second half, before following it up with 14 points at Penn. His fourth Rookie of the Week win this season gives him the most in the Ivy League.

Harvard improved to 13-8 on the season, including a 6-2 record in Ivy League play.