Jan. 22, 2007
Providence, Rhode Island - Brown University junior guard Mark McAndrew (Barrington, RI) was named the Ivy League Player of the Week for the second time this season for his performance in Brown's 76-71 come-from-behind Ivy League win over Yale on Saturday.
McAndrew put the Bears on his shoulders in the second half exploding for 27 second-half points in the win over the Elis. McAndrew did not score and didn't attempt a shot in the first half, sitting out the final 16 minutes of the half with two fouls. He came out with a vengeance in the second half, connecting on 9 of 11 field goals (81 percent), including 4 of 5 treys (80 percent), and 5 of 7 free throws to score 27 points and lead Brown to victory over the Bulldogs.
With Brown trailing, 67-66, and just 2:00 left on the game clock, McAndrew scored five straight points for the Bears, including a three-point dagger with 1:42 remaining to give Brown the lead for good, 69-67. He added a lay-up at the 1:16 mark to expand Brown's lead to 71-69. McAndrew also pulled down four second-half rebounds and handed out three assists for the game.
McAndrew, who starred at Barrington High School and Worcester Academy, leads the Bears (6-11, 1-1 Ivy) in several statistical categories, including scoring (14.2 ppg.), rebounding (4.9 rpg.) and three-point field goals (45). He has started all 17 games and averages 34.6 minutes per game.
Brown will be back in action this weekend, traveling to Dartmouth Friday night (7:00 p.m.) and to Harvard on Saturday evening (7:00 p.m.).