Providence, R.I. - Brown junior point guard Sean McGonagill (Brookfield, Ill.) was named the Ivy League's Co-Player of the Week after playing a key role in the Bears' hard-fought 65-51 win over Yale to open the Ivy League season, scoring 20 points and coming up with big shot after big shot. He shared the award with Columbia center Mark Cisco, who helped the Lions to a win over Cornell.
McGonagill connected on 8-of-15 field goals, including 4-of-7 from behind the three-point arc, pulled down five rebounds, and handed out four assists. With the ball in his hands for 38 minutes, he committed zero turnovers.
McGonagill helped Brown take control of the game at the outset of the second half, scoring eight points in a 16-3 Brown run that gave the Bears their biggest lead at 49-28. Then, when Yale cut Brown's lead to seven points with a 14-0 run, McGonagill responded with a trey to hold off the Bulldogs.
An Economics concentrator at Brown, McGonagill ranks third in the Ivy League in both points (14.9 ppg) and assists (4.7 apg). His 374 career assists rank fifth in the Brown record book.
Brown (7-8 overall, 1-0 Ivy) is riding a three-game winning streak and will face Yale again on Saturday, January 26 in New Haven, Conn. Tip-off is 2:00 p.m.