Start your week with the senior season highlights of Princeton recruit Henry Caruso, who was named third team all-state by Cal-Hi Sports.
Will Venable lined his third home run of the season yesterday and you can see the footage here. Venable's hitting just .216 in 30 games for the Padres.
Have you ever wondered if T.J. Bray can dunk? Your question has been answered.
A New Jersey guard claims 19 offers, including one from Princeton. There's a small forward from the Philly suburbs who also apparently has been offered by the Tigers.
The NCAA has approved a measure that allows teams to start their practice schedules two weeks earlier. It looks like most seasons will start around September 27 but this new rule "would allow schools to make their own judgment about the starting time when practice begins."
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.
Wednesday, March 20
Fairfield vs. Kent State
CIT - 7:00 pm ET
Richmond vs. Bryant
CBI - 7:00 pm ET
Thursday, March 21
(3) Denver vs. (2) Maryland
NIT - 7:00 pm ET - ESPNU
(14) Harvard vs. (3) New Mexico
NCAA - 9:50 pm ET - TNT
Friday, March 22
(15) Florida Gulf Coast vs. (2) Georgetown
NCAA - 6:50 pm ET - TBS
The first-ever postseason victory for Denver (22-9) sure was exciting. Ohio's Reggie Kelly missed a potentially-tying jump hook in the lane with seven seconds left and with the Bobcats looking to foul senior Chase Hallem chucked a long outlet to Jalen Love who immediately offered a touch pass back to Royce O'Neale for the game-clinching dunk with one tick remaining. The Pioneers advance to play at Maryland tomorrow night in the NIT's second round.
Richmond plays at Bryant in the CBI and Fairfield visits Kent State for a first round CIT contest tonight.
John Thompson III says Georgetown plans on "being around for a while" in the NCAA Tournament.
In the interest of transparency, the NCAA released their full seed list for this year's bracket. Interesting to see the s-curve is no longer in use and also to learn what teams were bumped up/down one line to make the matchups work.
Three other "Carril Cradle" teams will participate in the postseason as Denver got a very favorable seed and a NIT home game against Ohio, Richmond plays at Bryant in the CBI's first round and Fairfield visits Kent State for the CIT.
Scoring 11 points off the bench, Dan Mavraides helped Juve Caserta surprise Montepaschi Siena. There's video highlights here.
There's a very good piece on Otto Porter in Sports Illustrated.
Richmond (18-14) was leading by three over Charlotte at the Atlantic 10 Tournament with :04.7 seconds left. I'd try and describe what happened next but the video of the bizarre finish embedded below shows it all.
Both top-seeded Louisiana Tech and second seed Denver (21-9) were shocked in the WAC Tournament quarterfinals. The Pioneers never led in their 72-68 loss to Texas State.
The end also came for Reggie Hearn and Northwestern (13-19). The Wildcats fell behind 11-0 and were unable to catch Iowa.
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