Miye Oni, Yale’s freshman breakout star, continued to clean up on Ivy League awards after he was named the Rookie of Week following his contributions to the Bulldogs’ 75-74 win at Brown.
It is the fourth time this season that Oni was named either the player or co-player of the week. For this one he is the sole designee, after scoring 12 of his 16 points in the final 3:39 of the contest.
What made his performance all the more remarkable was that those 12 points came on four consecutive three-pointers from nearly the same spot on the floor. Oni also pulled down eight rebounds.
A career high for Downey
Meanwhile, teammate Sam Downey is the co-Player of the Week along with Steven Spieth of Brown. Downey, a senior, had a career high 26 points, including 19 in the second half when Yale overcame a 12-point deficit. Downey also grabbed 13 rebounds for his second double-double of the campaign.
Downey was the season’s first Ivy POTW after scoring 22 points in Yale’s opening-game upset win at Washington.
Yale finally has a home Ivy game this Friday, a return match with Brown, after three on the road in which they were 2-1.
Ivy League standings
Friday, Jan. 27
Brown at Yale
Harvard at Cornell
Dartmouth at Columbia
Saturday, Jan. 28
Harvard at Columbia
Dartmouth at Cornell