Basketball is a small world. Princeton recruit Spencer Weisz will join Howie Levy's son Lior and Scott Greenman's brother Michael on the United States' Youth Team coached by Harvard assistant Yanni Hufnagel at the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel this July.
Kareem Maddox Made both the BBL's Team of the Year and Defensive Team of the Year.
Georgetown's Otto Porter has declared for the NBA Draft while Oregon State's Eric Moreland will remain with the Beavers for another season.
Will Barrett is among the Princeton players talking about getting back to work after the conclusion of the season.
In a game with 15 ties and 16 lead changes, Richmond (19-15) lost 57-51 at Wright State in the CBI quarterfinals.
Following four effective innings in his final spring training start, it appears Chris Young will opt out of his minor league deal with the Washington Nationals.
Thomas Boswell has ideas on how to reverse Georgetown's recent postseason misfortunes.
Did you know that as a senior Ian Hummer was one of 15 players nationally raked in the Top 50 for usage who also had an offensive rating greater than 109.5?
Researching when the last time was an All-State player from New Jersey was heading to play basketball at Princeton, I came across this 1995 article about the toughening of Brian Earl during practice before the start of his freshman campaign.
Let's call it 1987. That's the year I fell in love with two things that couldn't be more diametrically opposed to most - Princeton basketball and "punk rock."
There's hardly ever any crossover in this Venn diagram, but I've strived subsequently to figure out what initially drew me to such disparate interests that have since consumed my life.
The answer became clear last night as I watched fifteenth seed Florida Gulf Coast - a school younger than some members of its roster best-known in Ivy League circles for a 60-30 victory over Penn in 2007 as the Eagles were mid-transition to Division I status - defeat vaunted Georgetown in the NCAA Tournament.
Loving the ethos of punk and loving the beauty of Princeton basketball shares one distinct commonality – championing the underdog.
I was asked in the elevator after the game if this was the biggest round of 64 upset in NCAA Tournament history. What do you think, especially compared to the other six times a second seed has gone down in their opening contest of the bracket?
Former Princeton player, former Knicks captain, jump shot innovator, broadcaster and Official Greeter for the City of New York Bud Palmer passed away at the age of 91. Palmer had a varied, interesting life. May be all be so lucky.
CBS Sports Network has added Craig Robinson to their studio coverage of the big dance.
Former Penn Quaker Stephen Danley has an interesting piece about scouting in March Madness and how that relates to Harvard and New Mexico, Florida Gulf Coast and how the Quakers used to prepare for Princeton as well.
Postgame audio from Coach John Thompson III, Nate Lubick, Markel Starks and Otto Porter can be found after the jump. I have something different than my usual recap planned, but that will have to wait until the morning.
Denver (22-10) was running circles around Maryland in the NIT, leading 48-39 with less than nine minutes remaining. A flagrant elbow on the Pioneers combined with the Terrapins switching to a smaller lineup down the stretch led to a game-closing 23-4 run. Joe Scott's team fell 62-52, concluding their season.
Georgetown is looking to end recent tournament woes, beginning with tonight's contest versus Florida Gulf Coast.
Around the Ivy League: Harvard (20-9 / 11-3) did it. The Crimson surprised New Mexico 68-62 in the NCAA Tournament behind four starters in double figures, the school's first postseason victory. Watch the final seconds here.
I was able to duck down to the Wells Fargo Center this afternoon for a pair of Georgetown news conferences before the Hoyas held a sparsely attended open practice in advance of tomorrow's NCAA Tournament game versus Florida Gulf Coast.
Audio from John Thompson III and select players can be found after the jump.
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