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Thursday News:

What teams from the past five seasons were most similar to the 2010-11 Princeton Tigers?

It shouldn't be a huge surprise that the 14-Game Tournament is already the first with an extensive draft preview of next season.

The Tigers opening with Rutgers at home and Drexel on the road? Not going to happen, but that's what the ScheduleMatic algorithm generated.

The Princeton Packet has more on Kareem Maddox's overseas signing.

A member of the 1952 EIBL champion Princeton team, Donald Marshall passed away Saturday at the age of 79.

Idriss Omboumbou, who played for Howie Levy at Mercer County Community College, died unexpectedly in his sleep a few days ago. A memorial service will be held this weekend. They're trying to raise money so Omboumbou can be buried in his native Gabon.

You can watch more of Douglas Davis and Kit Mueller in DelCo Pro-Am summer league action here and here.

Kevin "Moon" Mullin now has a blog.

A high school senior committed to Duquesne was "also recruited by Dartmouth and Princeton."

Sydney Johnson made a Yahoo! Sports list of Best Mid-Major Coaches. Richmond's Chris Mooney is also in this field of 16.

Elsewhere on Yahoo!, a contributor's Best NBA Players from Ivy League Colleges features four former Tigers in their top seven.

While I was on vacation the last week I updated the site's list of Princeton Tigers on Twitter, which now includes over 30 different current and former players to follow.

Finally, a Town Topics piece on Craig Robinson's son Avery, who is playing in the Princeton Summer League.

Doug Davis & Kit Mueller team up in DelCo Pro-Am.

Video streaming by Ustream

Had a nice dinner with the family, sat down on the couch to do some non-basketball work while my daughter drifted off and discovered that there was streaming live video of current Tiger Douglas Davis (#2) and Princeton great Kit Mueller (#20) teaming up for Stomp Off against former Syracuse star Hakim Warrick and Friends Central Alumni in the second day of the Delaware County Pro-Am.

So much for my productivity.

An incomplete archive of this just-finished game is above. From what I saw, Davis played real well and Mueller is as crafty as ever in the paint. Watching a posting Mueller set up Davis outside for three was a treat.

The stream cuts out with five minutes to go and the game even at 60. According to the DelCo Pro-Am web site, despite only suiting up five guys Stomp Off upsets Friends Central by 10.

Assorted programs.

As promised (threatened?) last week, here are scans of several Jadwin Gym programs from the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Above, Kit Mueller wearing his freshman jersey number of #55 a year before he switched to the double zeros he's closely associated with.

In the first game of his sophomore season versus F&M, Mueller scored 29 points (10-13 shooting, 9-9 at the line) in 40 minutes wearing #00 for the first time - one of four Tigers to play the entire contest without relief.

Six additional covers follow after the jump.

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Assorted programs.

Just when I thought I had exhausted my archival supply of Princeton programs, I unearthed another decently-sized stack. Today's images are all from the late 1990s and early 2000s. I'll scan a similar quantity from 10 years prior next week.

Above, Princeton's Players of the Century - Sandi Bittler and Bill Bradley.

Six additional covers follow after the jump, plus details about a few of these games.

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Repost: My first Ivy road trip.

With Princeton heading out on their final Ivy road trip of the season, the time seemed appropriate to re-share a piece I wrote in April of last year about the Tigers' 1989 visit to Dartmouth and Harvard. Princeton clinched the Ivy crown on the Crimson's floor, the orange and black's first championship in five years - a scenario many reading would very much like to see duplicated this weekend. If you enjoy the following, I'd also recommend a subsequent story entitled Crewcuts. - JS

I don't remember how I talked them into it, but on the first Saturday of March in 1989, I somehow convinced my parents (and extremely skeptical younger sister) that we should load up the car and go to the Princeton/Harvard game outside Boston as a family.

We didn't head all the way up to Dartmouth the previous night, where the Big Green had been victorious 53-43 over the Tigers. Now the losers of two straight, Princeton needed to win their final conference game to claim the program's first Ivy League championship in five years.

A loss to the Crimson (who beat the Tigers by six at Jadwin Gym a month previous) combined with a Dartmouth win over Penn and the two teams would end the season tied at 10-4 for the 1988-89 Ivy crown.

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Columbia pictures.

Photos from today's game courtesy Stephen Goldsmith.

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Dartmouth pictures.

Photos from today's game courtesy Stephen Goldsmith.

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Kareem Maddox joins an exclusive group.

With his 30 points on Sunday against Siena, Kareem Maddox became just the ninth Princeton player in the three point shot era to reach this elusive total.

As the Princeton athletic department pointed out, Maddox is also the first player since Kit Mueller in 1990 to go for 30 without converting a three pointer.

Mueller had 14 baskets and four free throws. Maddox's line was 10 field goals, 10 free throws.

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Assorted programs.

Finally had the time this afternoon to scan a decent stack of Princeton basketball programs from the 1980s and 1990s, including few more players I didn't have photos of previously. Click on any and all images to enlarge.

The above is from a men's/women's basketball doubleheader to open the 1995-96 home slate. No idea whose hand that is, but it is also in color on the back of the same season's media guide.

Nine additional images after the jump.

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"A Fond Farewell To Kit."

So read the front page headline from the March 13, 1991 Town Topics. Senior center Kit Mueller is hoisted after fans stormed the floor following his final game at Jadwin Gym - a 76-48 rout over Loyola Marymount on Selection Sunday.

The regular season finale for both teams was played in front of possibly the largest crowd in the 22 year history of the building, an announced attendance of 7,735.

Mueller's stat line for his last home game? 21 points on 8-8 shooting, nine assists and six rebounds.


The front and back covers of Princeton Alumni Weekly's December 20, 1989 Ivy League Basketball Preview. Click to see the full-sized version.

From left to right on the floor for the Tigers: Matt Henshon (#35), George Leftwich (#22), Troy Hottenstein (#12), Kit Mueller (#00) and Matt Eastwick (#55).

Thursday News:

Like Gabe Lewullis, John Rogers (center) is also in Sports Illustrated's "Where Are They Now?" issue. Rogers can be found in a special section about YouTube sensations.

Bob Scrabis gets a brief mention in the same SI as part of "Men Of The Moment," which updates the lives of significant players from the last quarter century of NCAA Tournaments. Unfortunately, the picture accompanying Scrabis' blurb is actually one of Kit Mueller!

Northwestern is off to a good start with their 2012 recruiting class.

The Wildcats' Alex Marcotullio averaged 13.9 ppg for Great Britain at the FIBA U20 European Championship.

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