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Saturday News:

Mason Rocca began his overseas professional career in Jesi and nine years after originally departing, Rocca has returned to Pala Triccoli following a single season with Bologna.

Here's more on Judson Wallace signing with Olimpia Milano.

Ben Hazel and Edo Lawrence's squad lost in opening round of the JSBL playoffs. See page two for a box score.

Will Venable reacts to the suspension of teammate Everth Cabrera. Last night Venable set a new career high with his 14th home run of the season (video).

A creative schedule awaits Georgetown in 2013-14, including an Erev Super Bowl contest at MSG.

Fairfield needs one at least game to complete their upcoming non-conference slate.

Dispatches from Europe.

There are five different former Princeton players currently suiting up professionally overseas. For the second straight year I asked each of them (minus Konrad Wysocki, who I still don't have contact info for) to update how things are going both on and off the court in Europe. Responses have been slowly trickling back since the start of the Tigers' exam break.

Read chronological first person dispatches from Mason Rocca, Judson Wallace, Dan Mavraides and Kareem Maddox after the jump, plus a brief word from Pawel Buczak.

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YouTube potpourri LXXXIX.

Here's the latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Above, Mitch Henderson is among a group of coaches who helped ring NASDAQ's closing bell today.

10 additional clips of varying lengths and sources can be found after the jump.

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Sunday News:

Today's Game: TCNJ (5-14 / 3-10) vs. Princeton (7-7 / 1-0)
Location: Jadwin Gym - Princeton, NJ
Time: 2:00 pm ET
Radio: 103.3 fm WPRB
Series History: Princeton leads 4-0.
Last meeting: Princeton 79 TCNJ 68 - 1/8/12.

TCNJ Princeton
2-7 Home Record 3-3
3-7 Away Record 4-3
0-0 Neutral Record 0-1
N/A RPI 127
N/A Sagarin 94
N/A Pomeroy 90
62.6 Points / Game 61.4
69.4 Points Allowed / Game 58.6
.401 FG% .452
.663 FT% .686
.332 3PT FG% .364
30.8 Rebounds / Game 30.5
10.6 Off. Rebounds / Game         8.4
-6.1 Rebounding Margin +0.5
11.7 Assists / Game 14.6
13.9 Turnovers / Game 12.9
1.6 Blocks / Game 2.4
Johnson: 12.1 Points Hummer: 16.0
Fox: 4.0 Rebounds Hummer: 6.6
Johnson: 3.1 Assists Hummer: 4.6
Johnson: 1.6 Steals Bray: 1.8
Kane: 0.4 Blocks Hummer: 1.0
Fox: .433 FG% (Min: 10 FGA) Connolly: .521
Keegan: .818 FT% (Min: 10 FTA) Bray, Koon: .806
Rista: .346 3PT FG% (Min: 10 3PTA)    Barrett: .511

Richmond vs. UMass - 2:00 pm ET
Fairfield vs. St. Peter's - 2:00 pm ET

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Yesterday TCNJ lost a 73-72 game versus #11 Ramapo.

They'll be honoring Mason Rocca in Milan on Sunday.

Kareem Maddox wants Newcastle to take a "business-like" approach leading up to the team's BBL Trophy game.

Richmond coach Chris Mooney was a guest on College Sports Today after Spiders' victory over VCU.

There's more on East Brunswick's win at The Hun School here.

It was Georgetown (14-4) over #5 Louisville, 53-51. The Hoyas did just enough down the stretch. Some think John Thompson III's team is now pointed in the right direction.

Mercer (15-6) ended a two game losing streak with a 63-57 win at Essex. Mustafa El-Amin scored 19 and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Vikings.

Shooting 32.1% as a team, Northwestern (12-9) lost 64-49 at Nebraska.

Washington State tripped up Oregon State (11-9) in Corvallis, 71-68.

Fairfield faces St. Peter's in Jersey City while Richmond looks for a third straight at UMass.

Around the Ivy League: Oh, Dartmouth (4-12 / 0-2). The Big Green actually held a 10 point lead with the ball in the final two minutes at Harvard (10-6 / 2-0) before the Crimson made three shots behind the arc (and were fouled on another) as they rallied to force overtime. Once they took their first lead since 2-0 on a Laurent Rivard trey, Tommy Amaker's team never trailed again. Yale (7-12 / 1-1) also required overtime, getting past Brown (7-9 / 1-1) by a 76-64 final. A three from Brian Barbour at the horn did not drop and Columbia (9-7 / 1-1) went down 66-63 at home against Cornell (9-10 / 1-1).

Catching up with Dan Mavraides.

Dan Mavraides and I have been talking about doing an interview for a few weeks, but the former Princeton guard wanted to wait until his situation in Italy was settled before answering any of my questions.

Now under contract for the remainder of the 2012-13 season with Lega A side Sidigas Avellino, Mavraides was free to do his first interview with since last August's Q&A.

Mavraides' new team holds a 2-4 record in the top Italian league and Mavraides has hit double figures in his last three contests, averaging 8.0 ppg and 2.8 assists/game on the young season.

The result of our email exchange follows after the jump.

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Thirteen years of season openers.

Above, the Jadwin Jungle waits for the opening tip of the 2005-06 season.

This post was originally penned in 2009 as "A Decade of Season Openers." I've added last season's home defeat to Wagner as part of an annual revamp for each upcoming season.

Many of these pieces come from the listserv that predated this web site.

With less than week until the 2012-13 season begins, read on for the stories of the past 13 Tiger tipoffs in sequential order...

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Friday News:

Mack Darrow and Ian Hummer make this list of the Ivy League's top 10 players.

So many conference previews to get caught up on, including Rush The Court, College Basketball Talk, Sports Network and ESPN.

Basketball Prospectus and Ken Pomeroy both have the Tigers in their preseason Top 100s. ESPN The Magazine's complete rankings don't appear to be available on-line but Princeton is 95th overall.

Henry Caruso gave his word to the Tigers.

Find out who Princeton will host in this weekend's "secret scrimmage."

Joe Scott's childhood home was flooded by Hurricane Sandy. I sincerely hope that everyone reading the site today is fairing OK in the aftermath of the storm.

Dave Blatt has stepped down as head coach of the Russian national team. Could the NBA be next for Blatt?

Chris Mooney purposefully scheduled a road game in a small, hostile gym for Richmond's exhibition this weekend.

Fairfield is still scheduled to host University of Bridgeport in an exhibition tonight.

Northwestern's Bill Carmody previews his team's season.

Georgetown will be both young and mature this year.

Here's a transcript of Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson and senior center Angus Brandt's Q&A at Pac-12 Media Day. The Beavers were picked to finish eighth in their conference.

Dan Mavraides' contract with Sidigas Avellino has been extended for the full 2012-13 campaign. Last weekend Mavraides put up a great stat line as his squad defeated Mason Rocca and Bologna.

A memorial for Bill Sword will be held on Saturday morning at 11:00 am ET at Nassau Presbyterian Church (61 Nassau Street) in Princeton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, Centurion Ministries and/or the Princeton Community Foundation.

Judson Wallace on NBA TV today.

Tune in to NBA TV today at 3:00 pm ET if you would like to watch Judson Wallace and FC Barcelona Regal take on the Dallas Mavericks in an international friendly.

Before tipoff, why not read our assessment from when Mason Rocca suited up versus the New York Knicks.

YouTube potpourri LXXIII.

Here’s the latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Above, Russian head coach David Blatt, whose team improved to 2-0 in group play earlier this morning, shares some of his Olympic memories.

Five additional videos follow after the jump.

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Wednesday News:

Georgetown has announced their 2012-13 non-conference home schedule.

Two batters in to his most recent start, Chris Young had already allowed a single and a home run. Young would then find his rhythm and retire 18 of the next 20 he faced without giving up another hit, striking out seven and lowering his ERA to 3.91. The end result was a no decision as Young departed after seven innings and the Mets fell to Washington in extra frames.

Craig Robinson was at the Oregon Air National Guard base to greet his brother-in-law yesterday.

The signing of Mason Rocca by Virtus Bologna is discussed.

Monday News:

Mason Rocca has reached an agreement with Virtus Bologna.

Also off the transaction wire, former Tiger Konrad Wysocki has signed with EWE Baskets Oldenburg of Germany's Bundesliga.

T.J. Bray suited up over the weekend at the Milwaukee Summer Pro-Am. Jimmy Sherburne did not.

This is intriguing: A very tall Australian mentions in passing he has been contacted by Princeton.

Not only did Will Venable come off the bench to drive in what would be the game-winning run (video) for San Diego yesterday, he also made a spectacular extra innings catch two days prior you really must see.

Chris Young, who will take the mound for the Mets tonight, had a personal interest in the team's Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Night.

A different year but the same question: Will an NCAA Tournament bid ever come for Northwestern?

Thursday News:

Sophomore guard Clay Wilson is preparing for a breakout second season at Princeton.

T.J. Bray and Jimmy Sherburne played their first game as teammates in the Milwaukee Summer Pro-Am. While both put up nice stat lines, it is concerning to read Sherburne had to leave the contest due to a shoulder injury.

Mason Rocca has an offer on the table from Virtus Bologna and is expected to give them an answer today.

Matching shutout innings with Jordan Zimmermann into the sixth, Chris Young (2-4) allowed a two run home run by Adam LaRoche and that was enough to send the Mets to defeat. Young gave up six hits and was aided by a pair of double plays.

The NCAA's new summer practice rule is benefitting everyone but the Ivy League.

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