January 30, 2012

Andrew McCarthy Named Ivy League Player of the Week

Providence, Rhode Island - Brown junior forward Andrew McCarthy (Sudbury, Mass.) was named the Ivy League Player of the Week after leading the Bears to wins in two of three games, and turning in a blockbuster performance against Dartmouth to give Brown its first Ivy win of the season.

 

In Brown's 66-59 win over Dartmouth, McCarthy just missed a triple-double by scoring a game high 19 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking seven shots.  His seven blocked shots are sixth best in Ivy League basketball history, and establish a new Brown record, breaking the previous mark of six blocks by Matt Mullery against Yale and St. Francis in 2009, and Chris White against Holy Cross in 1996.

 

McCarthy had 15 points on 6 of 7 shooting from the field, and nine rebounds, in Brown's 67-60 win over Bryant.  He also exceled in a nine-point loss to 23rd-ranked Harvard with 13 points and six rebounds. For the week, McCarthy connected on 16 of 27 field goals, a sparkling 59-percent shooting performance from the field.

 

An Economics concentrator at Brown, McCarthy ranks fourth in the Ivy League in rebounding with 7.8 per game, and is Brown's third leading scorer with 10.8 points per game. His 92 career blocked shots rank fourth in the Brown record book.

 

McCarthy and his Brown teammates are back in action again on Friday and Saturday, February 3 and 4, hosting Princeton and Penn at the Pizzitola Sports Center.