College notebook: Yale's Townsend a Rhodes Scholar

Adrian Szkolar

It has been an eventful last few weeks for Matt Townsend.

A starting forward for Yale's men's basketball team, Townsend was named a Rhodes scholar, one of the world's most prestigious academic scholarships, three weeks ago.

He played 31 minutes and scored eight points in the Bulldogs' stunning 45-44 upset win at UConn on Dec. 5.

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