Moundou-Missi Claims Ivy League Player of the Week Honors
Moundou-Missi averaged 18.5 ppg and 8.5 rpg as Harvard wrapped up a fourth straight Ivy League title (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Steve Moundou-Missi has been named Ivy League Player of the Week after helping the Harvard men's basketball team punch its NCAA tournament ticket with a pair of wins at Yale and Brown.
Moundou-Missi was a force in the paint in both games, averaging 18.5 ppg and 8.5 rpg while shooting 66.7 percent from the field. In Harvard's clinching game Friday at Yale, Moundou-Missi turned in 16 point, six rebounds and was 6-of-8 from the floor. In Saturday's overtime victory at Brown, the sophomore registered a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds, marking the fourth time this season he has scored at least 20 points.
Harvard secured the Ivy League championship outright with Friday's win at Yale, and in the process became the first team in the nation to clinch its spot in March Madness. The Crimson will learn its tournament fate Sunday, March 16 when the brackets are revealed at 6 p.m. during the CBS Selection Show.
The award is the first of Moundou-Missi's career, who shares the honor this week with Dartmouth's Alex Mitola. Moundou-Missi is the third different member of the Crimson to receive the accolade, joining three-time recipients Wesley Saunders and Siyani Chambers. Harvard's seven total player of the week awards this year matches the program record set last season, and is tied for the third most in Ivy League history.