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Thursday News:

Edo Lawrence and Ben Hazel are teammates in the JSBL. You can see box scores for a pair of their recent contests here (page two) and here (page three).

Jimmy Sherburne is playing in the Milwaukee Pro-Am again this summer.

It appears you can catch Will Barrett and "Gabe Lewellis" as teammates at the DelCo Pro-Am.

While Ian Hummer made the Lakers' Summer League roster, he has yet to get off the bench (a trio of "DNP-Coach's Decision" lines). Perhaps that will change in today's game against Milwaukee.

I have not been following Hans Brase closely as he represents Germany at the U-20 European Championship. Brase's squad plays France tomorrow and will finish somewhere between ninth and 12th place in the 20 team tournament.

A plan for the Ivy League's digital network is becoming clear.

Craig Robinson is heading to China next month.

Howie Levy's son Lior and daughter Mia will keep the family's legacy going at the just-underway Maccabiah Games.

Sydney Johnson discusses Fairfield's recruiting class and summer sessions.

Here's more on Jimmy Lane being named the head coach at Monmouth Regional High School.

Before the All-Star break, Will Venable (video) hit his 11th home run of the season.

On Princeton basketball, "punk rock" and Georgetown.

Let's call it 1987. That's the year I fell in love with two things that couldn't be more diametrically opposed to most - Princeton basketball and "punk rock."

There's hardly ever any crossover in this Venn diagram, but I've strived subsequently to figure out what initially drew me to such disparate interests that have since consumed my life.

The answer became clear last night as I watched fifteenth seed Florida Gulf Coast - a school younger than some members of its roster best-known in Ivy League circles for a 60-30 victory over Penn in 2007 as the Eagles were mid-transition to Division I status - defeat vaunted Georgetown in the NCAA Tournament.

Loving the ethos of punk and loving the beauty of Princeton basketball shares one distinct commonality – championing the underdog.

Which brings me back to Georgetown.

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Monday News:

Tuesday, March 19
Fairfield vs. Kent State
CIT - 7:00 pm ET

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

Wednesday, March 20
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

Hey Gabe Lewullis, how do you feel about being named one of the Top 25 Most Obscure March Madness Heroes Ever?

Georgetown received a #2 seed in the South Region and will play in Philadelphia on Friday.

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.

Throwback Thursday: A previously unpublished essay.

It is "Throwback Thursday!" once more on the site.

Let's open with some backstory...

When Scott Cacciola interviewed me last December for a Wall Street Journal piece on first year head coach Mitch Henderson, he reminded me that 10 years previous he had sent a six page essay my way on Princeton basketball that he wrote while in graduate school at Columbia.

I had only a vague recollection of this, so I was delighted when a hard copy turned up during this summer's mammoth garage/basement reorganization project. I checked with Scott and he said I could run it - though I neglected to mention Pete Carril's name is misspelled throughout...

All kidding aside this is an interesting, previously unpublished look at Princeton basketball in the early aughts using interviews with John Thompson III, Jamie Mastaglio, Gabe Lewullis, Mitch Henderson and others to drive the narrative.

Thanks for letting me share this, Scott!

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More classic Princeton photos.

I'm delighted to share with you 11 additional photographs from the collection of David Zeft, the majority of which are from mid-1990s games at The Palestra. Some in this set do also date from the early 1980s.

Click any and all to enlarge. Above, a driving Jamie Mastaglio with Pete Carril, Bill Carmody, Armond Hill and Joe Scott watching from behind the referee on the bench.

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The last four games against NC State.

Despite having never played them at home, Princeton still holds a 5-1 all-time record versus NC State and has won each of the last five meetings dating back to the 1965 NCAA Tournament.

Today, I'm going to focus on the previous four times the Tigers have played the Wolfpack, as the two teams faced off on four occasions between 1991 and 1999.

Like in our well-received historical pieces Twelve years of season openers, Rutgers in the 2000s, The last four games against Duke and Lavietes Pavilion: Where anything could happen, will happen and probably already has happened, read on for a multi-media bonanza of words, pictures, videos and memories from this quartet of Princeton victories.

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Monday News:

Yahoo! offers a preseason team report for Princeton.

The Tigers' 2012 recruiting took a hit yesterday when Plainfield's Justin Sears committed to Yale over fellow finalist Princeton.

IUPUI also added a recruit who had interest from several Ivy schools.

Some dude on Bleacher Report wonders about who can contend with Harvard for the Ivy title.

Looks like Fork Union Military Academy will play the Princeton JV on March 2nd.

Long overdue, but Steve Goodrich and Gabe Lewullis each now have their own category on the site.

Monday News:

Gabe Lewullis has joined the staff of a hospital in Delaware.

Former Princeton player Harrison Schaen is the terminal point of a piece on recruiting service rankings and how they play out in the Ivy League.

A one-time NC State commitment has decided to play for Fairfield instead.

College Sports Madness has posted their preseason All-Ivy teams.

1996-97 team photo.

A reader was kind enough to scan and send over this photo of the 1996-97 Tigers, a squad that would go 24-3 in the regular season with an unblemished Ivy record before falling 55-52 to Cal in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Front row: Jason Osier, Brian Earl, Alex Karlsen, Sean Gregory, Gabe Lewullis, Phil Belin, Mitch Henderson, J.R. Gillern, Jose Ramirez-Del Toro

Back row: Jim Brenner, Joe Scott, Jay Galloway, Sydney Johnson, James Mastaglio, Steve Goodrich, Jesse Rosenfeld, Nate Walton, Mason Rocca, John McCann, Darren Hite, John Thompson III, Bill Carmody, Mike McDonnell

22% of those pictured have been the head basketball coach at Princeton.

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Tuesday News:

Judson Wallace was officially introduced by FC Barcelona at a press conference yesterday.

It appears Pawel Buczak contributed 10 points in Slask Wroclaw's exhibition victory over FK Smederevo.

The Gabe Lewullis layup versus UCLA made a Bleacher Report slideshow of the NCAA Tournament's 15 Biggest Game-Winning Shots Ever.

Oregon State picked up another verbal commitment.

Mason Rocca interview.

It has been a decade since Mason Rocca '00 initially began playing professionally in Italy and the former Princeton standout is hosting a basketball camp for the first time this offseason in his adopted homeland.

Running from June 27th to July 1st, the "Study to Win" camp will reunite several former Tigers with the Armani Jeans Milano captain, mixing on-court and in-classroom education.

I had a chance to exchange emails with Mason and catch up before his inaugural camp gets underway. The full interview can be found 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.

Click on any and all images to enlarge.

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