Providence, Rhode Island - Brown University senior forward Peter Sullivan (Wilmette, IL) has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week, and freshman point guard Sean McGonagill (Brookfield, IL) was named the Ivy league Rookie of the Week for their roles against Penn and Brown's upset victory over first place Princeton.
Sullivan was not expected to play last weekend after suffering a severe shoulder injury on January 28th at Princeton, missing five games for the Bears. Wearing a protective pad to protect his shoulder, Sullivan exploded for 26 points in the Bears' 75-65 win over Princeton, connecting on 16 of 16 free throws, the best performance from the line in Brown basketball history. He also grabbed a team high eight rebounds against the Tigers. Sullivan also scored 16 points in Friday's game against Penn, making 7 of 9 field goals against the Quakers.
With 42 points this weekend, Sullivan moved into ninth place on Brown's all-time scoring list with 1,299 career points. He has now connected on 371 career free throws, moving into fifth place on Brown's all-time career list. Sullivan currently leads the Bears in scoring with 13.9 points per game and rebounding with 5.5 per game.
McGonagill earned Ivy Rookie of the Week honors for the third straight week and fourth time this season. He scored 16 points grabbed four rebounds and handed out five assists against Penn Friday evening. McGonagill came through with another 16-point performance in the win over the Tigers, adding seven rebounds and five assists. For the weekend, McGonagill played 78 out of 80 possible minutes, connecting on 10 of 18 field goals, 5 of 10 treys, and 7 of 8 free throws.
McGonagill is Brown's top scorer in Ivy games, averaging 15.4 points per game, third best in the Ivy League. With four games remaining, his 120 assists are 11th best in Brown basketball history.
Brown is back in action again on Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26, hosting Harvard and Dartmouth at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Friday's game against the Crimson Tips off at 7:00 p.m., while Saturday's game against the Big Green starts at 6:00 p.m.