February 28, 2011

Kreisberg Named Ivy League Rookie Of Week

Made Game-Winning Shot In Victory Over Harvard

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Jeremiah Kreisberg, who made the winning basket in Yale's 70-69 victory over Harvard on Saturday, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week. In the Bulldogs' weekend sweep, Kreisberg shot 73.3 percent (11-of-15) from the field, averaged 13.5 points and 3.5 rebounds.

In Yale's 79-75 overtime victory against Dartmouth, Kreisberg scored a career-high 14 points, grabbed six rebounds and handed out three assists. His two free throws with 58 seconds remaining in the second half snapped a 63-63 tie.

Kreisberg provided more late-game heroics the next night against Harvard. His layup with 41 seconds left capped the scoring in a Yale victory that knocked Harvard out of first place. He finished with 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field.

Kreisberg, who earned his second Rookie of the Week selection, has started 16 games, including all 12 Ivy games. He is second on the team in rebounding (4.4 rpg.) and fifth in scoring (6.8 ppg.). In his last six games, he has reached double figures in scoring four times and is averaging 9.7 points.

The Bulldogs conclude the regular season with a trip to Columbia on Friday and Cornell on Saturday. Both games begin at 7 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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