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Thursday News:

Is Georgetown actually the victim of The Curse of Kit Mueller?!

Northwestern made it official, hiring Duke assistant Chris Collins to replace Bill Carmody as the Wildcats' new head coach.

Princeton assistant Dan Geriot advanced to the second round of the Fashionable 4's assistant coach bracket.

Check out the Tigers' Chris Clement with a brief commentary at the 73 minute mark of yesterday's GameChangersLive.

Thursday News:

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

Monday, March 24
Richmond vs. Wright State
CBI - 7:00 pm ET

Richmond (19-14) will play on, winning 76-71 at Bryant in the first round of the CBI. The Spiders will stay on the road, next facing Wright State.

A well-defended driving layup by Randal Holt rolled in with three seconds left as Kent State ended the Fairfield (19-16) season 73-71 in the opening round of the CIT.

Denver faces Maryland in the second round of the NIT tonight.

Despite another Kareem Maddox double-double, Newcastle fell to Leicester Riders.

You can vote for Bill Bradley to make the NCAA's 75th anniversary team.

Over at Sippin' On Purple they've been reviewing every possible replacement for Bill Carmody. Today, the pros and cons of Mitch Henderson as the Wildcats' next head man.

Tuesday News:

Tuesday, March 19
(6) Ohio vs. (3) Denver
NIT - 9:15 pm ET - ESPN3

Wednesday, March 20
Fairfield vs. Kent State
CIT - 7:00 pm ET

Richmond vs. Bryant
CBI - 7:00 pm ET

Thursday, March 21
(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

Fairfield and Kent State had their CIT game pushed back from tonight to tomorrow due to weather.

This means Ohio at Denver in the NIT is the only contest on the docket.

Princeton recruit Spencer Weisz performed well at the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association All Star Game. The South topped the North, 103-99.

Over at TigerBlog, Jerry Price shares some personal anecdotes about Bill Carmody.

Northwestern let Jaren Sina out of his LOI, so he is free to pursue other schools. Sina will still keep the Wildcats in mind (depending on who their new head coach is).

There's a piece up on how Noah Savage traded jump shots for jokes.

Selection Sunday News:

Fairfield will head to a gym Princeton already visited in December for their first round CIT matchup.

What sort of fallout could Northwestern face from Bill Carmody's departure?

One columnist is already calling for an AD to pursue Carmody for an open coaching position in the midwest.

An Internet Prime Directive is DON'T READ THE COMMENTS but these words from a Wildcats season ticket holder hold food for thought.

Newcastle lost their fourth straight home game, but you have to see this wild shot from Kareem Maddox.

A pair of Princeton games made a countdown of the 75 greatest games in NCAA Tournament history.

Back tonight with some brackets!

Bill Carmody out at Northwestern.

After 13 seasons with an 192-210 record since leaving Princeton, Bill Carmody and Northwestern parted ways today.

Under Carmody the Wildcats made it to the NIT four consecutive times but were unable to ever reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.

In recent years Carmody's teams repeatedly came up one tantalizing game, injury, play, bad break or basket short of their ultimate goal.

Athletic Director Jim Phillips will discuss this coaching change further at a 6:30 pm ET press conference, which you can stream live here.

Saturday News:

Georgetown fell to Syracuse in overtime at the Big East Tournament.

Princeton recruit Steven Cook was named Illinois Class 4A Honorable Mention All-State.

Did Kareem Maddox being named BBL Player of the Month for a second time possibly get lost in the shuffle?

If Bill Carmody is fired at Northwestern, it is unlikely he'd have to wait long for a new job. A list of theoretical replacements includes just about everyone you know.

Friday News:

Friday, March 15
(5) Syracuse vs. (1) Georgetown
Big East Tournament - 7:00 pm ET - ESPN

Georgetown (25-5) used a balanced attack to defeat Cincinnati in the Big East Tournament, meaning the Hoyas and Syracuse will play yet again tonight with a trip to the finals on the line.

John Thompson III is a finalist for the Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year Award.

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.

Thursday News:

Thursday, March 14
(9) Cincinnati vs. (1) Georgetown
Big East Tournament - 12:00 pm ET - ESPN

(9) Charlotte vs. (8) Richmond
Atlantic 10 Tournament - 12:00 pm ET - NBCSN

(7) Texas State vs. (2) Denver
WAC Tournament - 5:30 pm ET

(11) Northwestern vs. (6) Iowa
Big 10 Tournament - 9:00 pm ET - ESPN2

This is one of the better Thursdays of the year, basketball-wise. Georgetown looks for a springboard to NCAA Tournament success in the Big East quarterfinals.

At the same time Richmond and Charlotte are tipping at the A-10 Tournament one borough over.

21 win Denver opens WAC Tourney play versus Texas State. Joe Scott is a finalist for the 2013 Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year Award

Northwestern goes up against Iowa at the Big 10 Tournament. The Wildcats could lose their top recruit if Bill Carmody is fired after the season.

The CIT has invited Fairfield to participate and the Stags have accepted this bid.

The Trenton Times has more on Ian Hummer being named Ivy League player of the year and also writes about the lost weekend that cost the Tigers the Ivy title.

As of today Will Barrett still leads the nation in three point percentage.

What allowed Steven Cook and New Trier to hang with Simeon in their Class 4A supersectional?

Oregon State (14-18) was knocked out of the Pac-12 Tournament by Colorado, 74-68.

Monday News:

Tuesday, March 12
Princeton vs. Penn - 7:30 pm ET

Wednesday, March 13
(12) Oregon State vs. (5) Colorado
Pac-12 Tournament - 5:30 pm ET - Pac-12 Network

Thursday, March 14
(9) Cincinnati / (8) Providence vs. (1) Georgetown
Big East Tournament - 12:00 pm ET - ESPN

(9) Charlotte vs. (8) Richmond
Atlantic 10 Tournament - 12:00 pm ET - NBCSN

(10) Seattle / (7) Texas State vs. (2) Denver
WAC Tournament - 5:30 pm ET

(11) Northwestern vs. (6) Iowa
Big 10 Tournament - 9:00 pm ET - ESPN2

The Daily Princetonian, the Brown Daily Herald and GoLocalProv report on the weekend.

Fairfield (19-15) led Manhattan 16-5 over 11 minutes into the first half of yesterday's MAAC semifinal but could not hold that lead until halftime and were outscored 37-20 by the Jaspers in the back stanza of a 60-42 loss.

Michigan State and valiant Northwestern (13-18) were even with 5:44 left in East Lansing before a 10-0 Spartans run did the Wildcats in.

Sunday News:

(7) Fairfield vs. (6) Manhattan - MAAC Tournament - 4:30 pm ET - ESPN3
Northwestern vs. Michigan State - 6:00 pm ET - Big Ten Network

In addition to our recap, read about Princeton's crushing loss to Brown on and on

It was a wonderful Saturday for all other branches of the Carril coaching tree. Georgetown (24-5) took the regular season Big East title with a rivalry-concluding 61-39 triumph over Syracuse. Hoya Prospectus looks at the numbers.

By coming out ahead 64-58 at Colorado, Oregon State (14-17) gets to play the Buffaloes again on Wednesday in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament.

Richmond (18-13) decimated Duquesne in the home regular season finale for the Spiders, 79-55.

You know Denver (21-8) has won 17 of 18 since New Year's Eve, right? The Pioneers routed Louisiana Tech at home 78-54, giving Joe Scott's team a share of the WAC regular season title. There are some great photos of the game here.

It hasn't been pretty but it doesn't need to be. Fairfield (19-14) advanced to the MAAC semifinals with a 43-42 win over second seed Rider.

The regular season ends for Northwestern at Michigan State.

Around the Ivy League: Harvard (18-9 / 10-3) took the conference title with a 65-56 decision over Cornell (13-18 / 5-9). Yale (14-17 / 8-6) earned third place in the Ancient Eight, topping Penn (9-21 / 6-7) by 14. The Dartmouth (9-19 / 5-9) campaign concluded with a 64-58 victory over last place Columbia (12-16 / 4-10).

Friday News:

Today's Game: Princeton (16-9 / 9-2) vs. Yale (12-17 / 6-6)
Location: Lee Amphitheater - New Haven, CT
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Radio: 103.3 fm WPRB
Series History: Princeton leads 144-83.
Last meeting: Yale 69 Princeton 65 - 2/9/13.

Princeton Yale
9-4 Home Record 6-4
7-4 Away Record 5-11
0-1 Neutral Record 1-2
112 RPI 209
92 Sagarin 214
82 Pomeroy 200
64.0 Points / Game 66.5
57.0 Points Allowed / Game 66.4
.465 FG% .425
.730 FT% .720
.396 3PT FG% .345
31.6 Rebounds / Game 35.0
9.2 Off. Rebounds / Game         12.2
+3.2 Rebounding Margin +3.7
14.3 Assists / Game 12.9
12.6 Turnovers / Game 14.4
3.2 Blocks / Game 3.0
Hummer: 16.3 Points Morgan: 11.1
Hummer: 6.6 Rebounds Sears: 5.6
Hummer: 4.0 Assists Duren, Grace: 2.4
Bray: 1.8 Steals Duren, Morgan: 1.1
Hummer: 0.8 Blocks Sherrod: 1.1
Koon: .554 FG% (Min: 10 FGM) Townsend: .522
Koon: .800 FT% (Min: 10 FTM) Morgan: .908
Barrett: .506 3PT FG% (Min: 10 3PTM)    Martin: .465

(10) St. Peter's vs. (7) Fairfield - MAAC Tournament - 9:30 pm ET

Penn vs. Brown - 7:00 pm ET
Columbia vs. Harvard - 7:00 pm ET
Cornell vs. Dartmouth - 7:00 pm ET

There is an open thread for site members in the forum to talk about tonight's game, whether you're in the stands or listening at home. You must be subscribed and logged in to participate.

The Trentonian, the Daily Princetonian and the Yale Daily News preview this evening's matchup.

Behind 21 from Princeton recruit Steven Cook, New Trier advanced to the Class 4A Glenbrook North Sectional final.

It was a smooth start for Chris Young in Spring Training.

Northwestern (13-17) fell behind 12-0 versus Penn State in Evanston, ultimately going down 66-59.

It was the 100th win at Denver (20-8) for Joe Scott. The Pioneers' 84-55 rout of UT-Arlington combined with New Mexico State ending Louisiana Tech's winning streak means that Saturday's UD/LT tilt is now for a share of the WAC regular season title.

Oregon State (13-17) lost 72-61 at Utah.

On the first day of MAAC Tournament action, Fairfield faces St. Peter's.

Thursday News:

Penn State vs. Northwestern - 7:00 pm ET - ESPNU
Texas-Arlington vs. Denver - 9:00 pm ET
Oregon State vs. Utah - 9:00 pm ET - ESPNU

The majority of Princeton's 2013 recruiting class was in action last night.

Peter Miller and Northfield Mount Hermon took home the National Prep Championship with a win over Brewster Academy.

Khyan Rayner led Jesuit to the Class 6A boys’ basketball tournament semifinals.

Atlantic City ended East Brunswick's season by two in the NJSIAA Group 4 semis. Amir Bell had seven points and six rebounds in the loss.

The high school career of Spencer Weisz concluded as Seton Hall Prep fell to St. Peter's Prep 63-57 in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Non-Public A final. Weisz scored 19 before fouling out.

The Town Topics has pieces on the Tigers' victories over Harvard and Dartmouth.

Jeff Green's game winner for the Celtics came off a play suggested by Armond Hill.

An 11 game Georgetown (23-5) winning streak ended 67-57 at Villanova.

Tied with 3:19 to go, #19 VCU went on a 9-0 run to top Richmond (17-13).

A new "Sit Down With Sydney" is embedded below.

Tonight Northwestern hosts Penn State, Denver welcomes UT-A and Oregon State heads to Utah.

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