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Friday News:

Today's Game: Harvard (17-7 / 9-1) vs. Princeton (14-9 / 7-2)
Location: Jadwin Gym - Princeton, NJ
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Radio: 103.3 fm WPRB
Series History: Princeton leads 128-41.
Last meeting: Harvard 69 Princeton 57 - 2/16/13.

Harvard Princeton
11-1 Home Record 7-4
6-6 Away Record 7-4
0-0 Neutral Record 0-1
87 RPI 120
96 Sagarin 91
98 Pomeroy 77
70.2 Points / Game 64.0
64.5 Points Allowed / Game 57.0
.488 FG% .470
.716 FT% .716
.401 3PT FG% .397
29.9 Rebounds / Game 31.5
7.7 Off. Rebounds / Game         9.0
-0.2 Rebounding Margin +2.8
13.9 Assists / Game 14.6
14.0 Turnovers / Game 12.6
4.5 Blocks / Game 3.3
Saunders: 16.7 Points Hummer: 16.1
Moundou-Missi: 4.9 Rebounds Hummer: 6.3
Chambers: 5.9 Assists Hummer: 4.3
Saunders: 2.0 Steals Bray: 1.9
Smith: 2.0 Blocks Hummer: 0.9
Travis: .615 FG% (Min: 10 FGM) Koon: .566
Rivard: .889 FT% (Min: 10 FTM) Koon: .794
Chambers: .439 3PT FG% (Min: 10 3PTM)    Koon: .536

Fairfield vs. Manhattan - 9:00 pm ET - ESPNU

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

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Start your morning with profiles of Denton Koon, Chris Clement and Ian Hummer.

Is Princeton the nation's best unlucky team?

The Daily Princetonian previews tonight's contest and the goes deeper inside tonight's numbers.

There are additional previews in the Trentonian and the Crimson.

Mercer (21-9) advanced to their third Region XIX championship game in the past four years with a 91-55 win over Lackawanna. Filip Sekulic had 26 in the victory. The Vikings will play Essex for the title on Saturday at 5:00 pm ET. Bookmark this link to stream the game live.

In a rather similar script to their meeting in Columbus, Northwestern (13-16) led Ohio State by one with less than four minutes remaining before the Buckeyes closed on a 15-4 spurt.

Oregon rallied past Oregon State (13-16) in the second half, 85-75.

After Harvard/Princeton wraps, Fairfield at Manhattan will be broadcast on ESPNU.

Thursday News:

Lackawanna vs. MCCC - 5:30 pm ET - Region XIX playoffs
Ohio State vs. Northwestern - 7:00 pm ET - ESPN2
Oregon State vs. Oregon - 11:00 pm ET - ESPNU

First Georgetown (22-4) gave up a five point lead with :11 left in regulation, then the Hoyas came from down seven in a second overtime with two minutes remaining and won their 10th straight 79-78 via an Otto Porter drive. Hoya Prospectus crunches the numbers.

Richmond (17-11) topped GW on Senior Night in less dramatic fashion, 73-64.

The Spiders and Fairfield will both take part in the 2013 Tip-Off Tournament and it is possible Chris Mooney and Sydney Johnson will coach against one another in the Naismith Bracket.

A reverse dunk by Princeton recruit Steven Cook triggered a New Trier victory in the St. Patrick Regional semifinals.

Future Tiger Henry Caruso went 14-15 at the free throw line in Serra's Central Coast Section Open Division semis win over Sacred Heart Cathedral. This sets up a fourth game between the Padres and Archbishop Mitty.

Northwestern hosts Ohio State and Oregon State visits Oregon.

YouTube potpourri XCII.

Here's the latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Above, a few words from Will Venable.

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

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Monday News:

Burlington vs. MCCC - 6:00 pm ET - Region XIX Playoffs

The Daily Princetonian, the Columbia Spectator and the Cornell Daily Sun all offer pieces on the weekend's games.

There's a piece on Ian Hummer (with a great photo) in the new Princeton Alumni Weekly.

Do you know what player currently leads the nation in three point percentage?

Princeton recruit Steven Cook was named to the Central Suburban League All-Conference team. Cook's New Trier squad has won 24 games heading into the Illinois state playoffs.

Future Tiger Spencer Weisz is one of 10 New Jersey players worth the price of admission.

Was the Middlesex County/GMC final the best ever?

Kareem Maddox put up 26 points and 20 rebounds (!) in Newcastle's win over Surrey.

The case can be made for Georgetown as a #1 seed.

Scoring points was again an issue for Northwestern (13-15), who went down 74-43 at Purdue.

If you need a basketball fix tonight, Mercer hosts Burlington in the Region XIX playoffs. I'll be heading over as soon as my daughter's gymnastics class concludes.

Sunday News:

Northwestern vs. Purdue - 5:00 pm ET - Big Ten Network

In addition to our recap, read about Princeton's win at Cornell on and on

Big Apple Buckets has five thoughts from the Tigers' victory over Columbia.

Princeton recruit Spencer Weisz and Seton Hall Prep came out on top in the Essex County Tournament finals.

Otto Porter was sensational for Georgetown (21-4), scoring a career high 33 points and silencing a crowd of 35,012 as the Hoyas won their final trip to the Carrier Dome as a member of the Big East 57-46 over Syracuse. Hoya Prospectus is happy to crunch numbers that equalled an end to the Orange's 38 game home winning streak.

Albany topped Fairfield (17-12) by eight.

Richmond (16-11) came out on top 72-55 at Fordham.

A shot from Ahmad Starks did not drop at the buzzer as Cal escaped 60-59 at Oregon State (13-15).

Denver (18-8) made it seven straight, 63-57 at Northern Iowa.

Purdue hosts Northwestern in the day's only game involving a Carril Cradle squad.

Around the Ivy League: Harvard (17-7 / 9-1) outscored Yale (11-16 / 5-5) by nine in the final eight minutes of a 72-66 Crimson victory. Check this out: Columbia (11-13 / 3-7) went without a field goal the final 15:17 of the second half and still beat Penn (7-19 / 4-5) by a 58-41 final. The Lions were 2-20 from the field, 19-22 at the line as the Quakers made 16.7% of their own attempts. Brown (10-14 / 4-6) topped Dartmouth (6-18 / 2-8) in Providence, 59-50.

Thursday News:

Stanford vs. Oregon State - 11:00 pm ET - ESPNU

33 points from D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera was the highest scoring output by a Hoya freshman under John Thompson III as Georgetown (20-4) won their eighth straight 90-66 over DePaul. DSR shot 10-12 from the field, 5-6 behind the arc and 8-10 at the line.

Scoring remained an issue for Northwestern (13-14), who went down 69-41 against #19 Wisconsin.

Princeton recruit Amir Bell and East Brunswick advanced to the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament final.

Tomorrow night Columbia must account for the versatility of Ian Hummer.

Sydney Johnson wanted Malcolm Gilbert to play for him at Princeton and will get that chance at Fairfield now that Gilbert has transferred in from Pitt.

For the first time since their four overtime affair, Oregon State plays Stanford.

Looking for something to do on Monday night? Two seed Mercer will host Burlington at 6:00 pm ET in the first round of the Region XIX playoffs.

Wednesday News:

DePaul vs. Georgetown - 7:00 pm ET - ESPN+
Wisconsin vs. Northwestern - 9:00 pm ET - Big Ten Network

The Daily Princetonian looks at how Harvard beat Princeton.

With four Vikings in double figures, Mercer (19-9) won its rescheduled contest versus Delaware Tech-Stanton 56-53.

Tonight #11 Georgetown hosts DePaul and Northwestern welcomes #19 Wisconsin.

Also, happy birthday to our site photographer Robert Solomon!

Monday News:

Iona vs. Fairfield - 7:00 pm ET - SNY

The Daily Princetonian and the Dartmouth review last weekend's games.

Kareem Maddox put up a double double as Newcastle defeated UCP Marjon Plymouth.

There was no flow in a 62-41 Northwestern (13-13) loss to Illinois.

Fairfield hosts Iona this Presidents' Day.

Sunday News:

Illinois vs. Northwestern - 7:30 pm ET - Big Ten Network

In addition to our recap, read about Princeton's third straight loss at Harvard on, in the Trentonian, in the Boston Globe, in the Boston Herald, in the Harvard Crimson and on

Future Tiger Spencer Weisz and Seton Hall Prep advanced to the Essex County Tournament finals versus East Side.

Despite 21 from Henry Caruso, Serra fell in the West Catholic Athletic League finals to Mitty.

Richmond (15-11) topped St. Bonaventure in overtime, 83-80.

Make it six straight for Denver (17-8) with a 62-41 win at San Jose State.

Oregon State (13-13) fell 72-62 at Washington.

At a sold out Welsh-Ryan Arena, Northwestern hosts Illinois as Bill Carmody just keeps plugging away.

Around the Ivy League: Cornell (13-12 / 5-3) won 69-66 at Brown (9-13 / 3-5). Yale (10-15 / 4-4) had an easy 75-56 time versus Columbia (10-12 / 2-6). Penn (6-18 / 3-4) came from down 30-18 midway through at Dartmouth (6-16 / 2-6), outscoring the Big Green 49-27 in the final 20 minutes.

Friday News:

Today's Game: Princeton (11-8 / 4-1) vs. Dartmouth (6-14 / 2-4)
Location: Leede Arena - Hanover, NH
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Radio: 103.3 fm WPRB
Series History: Princeton leads 142-61.
Last meeting: Princeton 85 Dartmouth 61 - 2/25/12.

Princeton Dartmouth
7-4 Home Record 4-5
4-3 Away Record 2-9
0-1 Neutral Record 0-0
146 RPI 296
107 Sagarin 306
103 Pomeroy 293
63.5 Points / Game 60.9
57.5 Points Allowed / Game 65.8
.461 FG% .399
.710 FT% .726
.385 3PT FG% .328
31.5 Rebounds / Game 32.9
8.9 Off. Rebounds / Game         10.9
+2.1 Rebounding Margin -1.3
14.8 Assists / Game 10.4
12.6 Turnovers / Game 14.4
3.3 Blocks / Game 1.9
Hummer: 15.7 Points Mitola: 10.4
Hummer: 6.5 Rebounds Maldunas: 6.0
Hummer: 4.5 Assists Mitola: 2.0
Bray: 2.0 Steals Gill: 1.8
Hummer: 0.8 Blocks Maldunas: 0.9
Koon: .553 FG% (Min: 10 FGM) Boehm: .486
Bray: .771 FT% (Min: 10 FTM) Mitola: .861
Koon: .526 3PT FG% (Min: 10 3PTM)    Melville: .469

Georgetown vs. Cincinnati - 9:00 pm ET - ESPN

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

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The Trentonian, the Daily Princetonian and the Crimson all have previews of this weekend's games to share.

Depleted Northwestern (13-12) played valiantly at Ohio State but a late 17-5 Buckeyes run with the Wildcats up two entering the game's final five minutes was the difference.

Derek Needham knocked down eight three pointers as Fairfield (16-11) topped Siena, 74-52.

Mercer (18-9) fell 74-59 to undefeated Brookdale.

A wild overtime affair went 63-60 to Denver (16-8) over Utah State on Brett Olson's three point shot at the buzzer. The final play is available as an animated .gif below.

Georgetown visits Cincinnati this evening.

Thursday News:

Northwestern vs. Ohio State - 7:00 pm ET - Big Ten Network
Brookdale vs. MCCC - 7:00 pm ET
Siena vs. Fairfield - 8:30 pm ET - ESPN3
Denver vs. Utah State - 9:00 pm ET - ESPN3

The Town Topics finally gets to the Tigers' loss versus Yale. The Princeton Packet was also at the game and files their first story in a goodly while.

Richmond (14-11) could not sustain a nine point halftime lead and fell 61-55 at St. Joe's.

For the first time in the past six contests, Oregon State (13-12) won a game decided by eight points or less. The Beavers topped Washington State, 67-66.

Shorthanded Northwestern visits Ohio State, Fairfield hosts Siena and Denver travels to Utah State tonight.

Wednesday News:

Richmond vs. St. Joe's - 7:00 pm ET - The Comcast Network
Oregon State vs. Washington State - 10:00 pm ET - Pac-12 Network

Will Venable took home the Chairman's Award for Community Service at the San Diego Padres' awards dinner.

More bad luck for Northwestern as Jared Swopshire will miss the rest of the season (and end his collegiate career in the process) due to a knee injury that required surgery.

Big Apple Buckets checks in on the Ivy League.

Princeton recruit Henry Caruso and Serra bested St. Francis in the first round of the WCAL tournament.

Mercer (18-8) defeated Morris, 56-51. Mustafa El-Amin had 21 points for the Vikings.

Their first game of the season on campus did not go as planned for Fairfield (15-11), who found themselves down 34-13 at halftime and never challenged Manhattan in a 62-40 loss.

Tonight Richmond visits St. Joe's and Oregon State travels to Washington State.

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