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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.

Three Way Dance - Hummer vs. Davis vs. Mueller.

With the 2012-13 season in the books, last year's Tale Of The Tape comparing the careers of Doug Davis '12 and Kit Mueller '91 has been updated to include the complete body of work turned in by Ian Hummer '13.

You'll find comprehensive stat-by-stat-by-stat comparisons for Princeton's all-time second, third and fourth-leading scorers after the jump.

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"The 21 Best Quotes Of The Pete Carril Era."

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a large box of media guides that a site member generously donated.

While adding the 1994-95 prospectus to my collection, I noticed that three of its pages were dedicated to favorite (clean) quips from coach Pete Carril, who was still two seasons away from his retirement.

I've transcribed this list of wise, funny, profound and eminently quotable lines after the jump. Feel free to add your best Carril declarations (of any rating) in the comments.

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Tale Of The Tape - D. Davis vs. K. Mueller.

The career of Douglas Davis now complete, I can do what I've wanted to do for a good while now: Review the four year statistics of Davis '12 against those of the man he moved by into second place on Princeton's all-time scoring list, Kit Mueller '91.

You'll find a comprehensive stat-by-stat comparison after the jump, plus some quotes from Mueller on being surpassed by his Delco Pro-Am teammate Davis.

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Video: Doug Davis passes Kit Mueller.

With a second half three point shot, Douglas Davis passed Kit Mueller '91 for second place on Princeton's all-time scoring list.

Of course, my camera blurred out for this play but better to see it out of focus than not at all.

Friday News:

Friday, March 16th:
Belmont (14) vs. Georgetown (3) - 3:10 pm ET - NCAA - truTV
Northwestern (4) vs. Washington (1) - 10:00 pm ET - NIT - ESPNU

Saturday, March 17th:
Manhattan vs. Fairfield - 4:00 pm ET - CIT

Monday, March 19th:
Princeton vs. Pitt - 7:00 pm ET - CBI
Butler vs. Penn - 8:00 pm ET - CBI - HDNet

Syracuse's officials-assisted escape yesterday afternoon versus 16 seed UNC-Ashville caused one writer to dig up his original piece on Princeton's 1989 close call versus Georgetown.

On a related note, Sports Illustrated has posted a great photo of Kit Mueller's final field goal attempt. Alex Wolff, is that you in the background on press row?

There's good news and bad news about Monday's CBI game. The bad news is that it will not be televised and as of yesterday afternoon Pittsburgh had no intention to offer video streaming on-line. The good news is that it is a breezy 336 miles from one campus to the other if you want to see the contest in person!

I did not realize it had been 16 years since the defending national champion lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. I have a vague recollection of that prior outcome...

John Thompson III's Georgetown team looks to avoid a third straight early exit from the NCAA Tournament, meeting Belmont this afternoon in Columbus, Ohio.

Here's a terrific profile on the voice of the Hoyas, Rich Chvotkin.

Top recruit Nerlens Noel writes about his official visit to the Hilltop.

Don't overlook that Northwestern is also playing at Washington in the NIT's second round.

The Princeton Packet reviews the Tigers' trip to Evansville with Mack Darrow and the Daily Princetonian previews the orange and black's next outing at Pitt with Ian Hummer.

A familiar foe awaits Fairfield in the next round of the CIT.

Around the Ivy League: Harvard (26-5) saw their season end with a 79-70 loss to Vanderbilt. Even at 20 with 4:28 left in the first half, a needless second foul by Kyle Casey sent him to the bench and the Commodores went to intermission on a 13-3 run. While the Crimson cut an 18 point deficit down to seven late, they were unable to get closer.

Last (for now) batch of classic Princeton photos.

Mondays have become a good time on this site to look into the past, and the previous three weeks that has meant scanning photographs from the archives of David Zeft.

This is the last stack that Mr. Zeft loaned to me and includes shots from between 1981 and (roughly) 1993. Click on any scan to enlarge.

Above, Kit Mueller with a righty hook during Princeton's December 1990 victory in the championship game of Iona's on-campus Manufacturers Hanover Classic.

Eight more images after the jump. I'll need help identifying a number of players in some of the team celebrations. That's where you come in!

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The Hook Shot.

In addition to the above video there is an accompanying article about the history of the hook shot at Princeton that talks with Mack Darrow, Mitch Henderson, Pete Carril and Kit Mueller about this staple of a Tiger big man's offensive arsenal.

Another stack of vintage Princeton photos.

Finally back home with a touch of free time after covering three games the previous three days, I'm chuffed to share with you nine additional photographs ranging between 1980 and 1993 from the collection of David Zeft. Click on any scan to enlarge.

Above, Kit Mueller cuts down the nets at Jadwin Gym after the 1989-90 season finale (you can see part of a Matt Lapin "Senior On A Stick" in the background).

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A second archive of classic Princeton photos.

David Zeft, whose photographs were first shared on the site at the start of the month, came up to me on Saturday night at Jadwin Gym carrying a yellow plastic bag filled with a stack of historic shots from the past 30 years of Princeton basketball.

I've scanned an initial octet of images this afternoon, the majority of which follow after the jump. Some serious treats here with more of equal quality to come down the line. I can't thank him enough.

Above, the overflow Selection Sunday crowd for the 1990-91 made-for-CBS regular season finale against Loyola Marymount. Shot taken by climbing a camera stanchion!

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Saturday News:

CCRI vs. MCCC - 2:00 pm ET - Mercer/Burlington Classic

Princeton assistant coach Brian Earl shares a diary entry on the differences between Mitch Henderson and Sydney Johnson.

Pete Carril is part of an article about the 25th anniversary of the three point shot in college basketball.

The 14-Game Tournament unloads an epic 2011-12 Ivy League preview.

NYC Buckets asks three questions about Princeton's first foe of the season, Wagner. The NEC's preseason coaches' poll projects the Seahawks to finish fourth in their conference.

Oregon State won yesterday's exhibition versus Pacific by 31.

The Sydney Johnson era began at Fairfield with a 97-70 win over the University of Bridgeport. Johnson was mostly pleased with his team's effort.

Howie Levy's Mercer County Community College team kicks off their season this afternoon.

Someone (again not me! stop pointing fingers!) has created a Wikipedia page for Kit Mueller.

Finally, don't forget to set your clocks back one hour tonight everybody.

Princeton vs. Arkansas, 1990 NCAA Tournament.

If I remember correctly (and I usually do), only the second half of this game was shown to the majority of the nation, so many of these plays are being seen for the first time unless you were in Austin that evening two decades ago. A great find.

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