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Friday News:

Columbia vs. Sacred Heart - 7:00 pm ET

The Princeton Packet wraps up the Seton Hall game.

The Daily Princetonian previews the Tigers' battle this weekend with Rutgers.

Seton Hall pictures.

Pictures courtesy of Stephen Goldsmith.

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Town Topics story.

I wrote a piece for this week's Town Topics on my trip to Maui. Enjoy! - JS

Tiger Men’s Hoops Struggled in Paradise but Brings Back Fond Memories From Maui
Jon Solomon

It is roughly 4,889 miles from Jadwin Gym to the shores of Lahaina, Hawaii.

While Princeton residents were suffering weather whiplash as temperatures in Mercer County dipped from sleet to 70 degrees and back again, the Princeton University men’s basketball team spent the week of Thanksgiving five time zones away under clear skies on the sunny island of Maui taking part in the 2007 EA Sports Maui Invitational.

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Thursday News:, the Daily Princetonian, the Trentonian and the Trenton Times give the local perspective on the Tigers' loss to Seton Hall., the Asbury Park Press, the Star Ledger and the offer views of the game from outside Mercer County.

Georgetown (4-0) locked down Old Dominion, 66-48.

Richmond (4-4) needed seven three pointers by David Gonzalez to come back and defeat William & Mary.

Around the Ivy League: Yale (1-4) fell at Holy Cross 60-39. Brown (2-3) lost to Wagner by one in the final seconds. Penn (2-5) was defeated by Lafayette for the first time in a decade. Harvard (3-4) pulled out a 72-67 win over New Hampshire.

Seton Hall 65 Princeton 55.

box score
audio - coach sydney johnson, kyle koncz & zach finley

"Right now, we just need 40 minutes of good basketball and we're getting 29 or 33 or 36." said Princeton head coach Sydney Johnson after his Tigers dropped a 65-55 decision to Seton Hall on Wednesday night. "Somewhere around the corner, it is coming. Hard work pays off."

It was a short stretch right before halftime that did in the Tigers at Jadwin Gym.

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Wednesday News:

Today's Game: Seton Hall (5-0) vs. Princeton (2-3)
Location: Jadwin Gym - Princeton, NJ
Time: 7:30 pm ET
Radio: 103.3 fm WPRB
TV: Comcast Sports
Series History: Seton Hall leads 9-3.
Last meeting: Seton Hall 79 Princeton 41 - 1/30/07

The Tigers welcome the Pirates to Jadwin Gym for the first time in two decades.

Georgetown vs. Old Dominion - 7:00 pm ET - MASN
William & Mary vs. Richmond - 7:00 pm ET

Penn vs. Lafayette - 7:00 pm ET
New Hampshire vs. Harvard - 7:00 pm ET
Yale vs. Holy Cross - 7:00 pm ET
Wagner vs. Brown - 7:00 pm ET

The Trenton Times, the Star Ledger and the Daily Princetonian preview the Seton Hall game.

The Daily Princeton also writes about the Academic-Athletic Fellows program in their paper today.

Northwestern (1-4) was walloped by Virginia in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Denver (2-3) dropped a 54-44 decision to Colorado.

Richmond and Georgetown are both in action tonight. The Hoyas are looking to avenge last season's loss to ODU.

Around the Ivy League: Dartmouth (2-4) scored on a layup in the game's final seconds to defeat Vermont 76-75. Cornell (4-1) held off Binghamton 73-68.

Coach Sydney Johnson - 11/26/07.

In their third interview of the season, Princeton head coach Sydney Johnson and editor Jon Solomon met up at Jadwin Gym to discuss the Tigers' trip to the Maui Invitational and to preview Princeton's two in-state battles this week versus Seton Hall and Rutgers. This interview is 11:00+ in length. New interviews with Coach Johnson will be available every week during the 2007-08 basketball season.

Tuesday News:

Northwestern vs. Virginia - 7:00 pm ET - ESPNU
Colorado vs. Denver - 9:00 pm ET - FSN Rocky Mountain

Vermont vs. Dartmouth - 7:00 pm ET
Binghamton vs. Cornell - 7:00 pm ET

Denver hosts Colorado in a meeting of former Air Force head coaches. The Rocky Mountain News has quotes from both Joe Scott and Jeff Bzdelik.

Northwestern travels to Virginia for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

The Princeton Packet catches up with Sydney Johnson to get his thoughts on Princeton's trip to Maui.

Lincoln Gunn was named to the Honor Roll of the second Ivy Weekly Basketball Awards.

Michael Gallo of the Daily Princetonian explains why Tiger basketball brought him to Princeton.

European updates.

With the college basketball season underway, I've been negligent in providing readers with some European updates on former Tigers playing overseas. Let's get caught up!

Mason Rocca is averaging 10.7 points per-game and 7.1 rebounds in his fourth season for the 3-8 Eldo Napoli squad. Napoli is in 16th place in Lega A.

Judson Wallace is averaging 14.6 points per-game and 10.5 rebounds through 11 games for Capo d'Orlando, who sit in 7th place with a 6-5 record. Wallace is shooting 50% from the three point line (20-40).

Wallace was recently profiled in an Italian periodical titled "Beautiful Mind." Click on the image above for a full .pdf. Anyone care to translate?

Monday News:

6'10" center Emerson Kampen (above) will wait until April to decide between Princeton and IPFW.

The Daily Princetonian reviews the Tigers' loss to Chaminade and profiles Moravian College president Chris Thomforde.

ESPN analyst Jay Billas named Noah Savage to his all-Maui Invitational team.

Around the Ivy League: Cornell (3-1) recorded an impressive 83-77 victory at home over Siena.

Sunday News:

No more views like this one. We're back in New Jersey, resting up.

Siena vs. Cornell - 12:00 pm ET

Northwestern (1-3) came up short at home versus former Wildcat assistant Craig Robinson and Brown (2-2).

Richmond (3-4) let a 17 point second half lead get away in a 64-62 loss at Marist. Steve Mills invited the Spiders to practice at Madison Square Garden on the day after Thanksgiving.

Around the Ivy League: Friday night Virginia topped Penn (1-4) in the Philly Classic 100-85 and Yale (1-3) was no match for #1 UCLA 81-47. Saturday, the results were far more positive. Penn (2-4) bounced back against Navy, 71-67. Columbia (2-4) took care of Stony Brook by 20. Dartmouth (2-3) won at Colgate 81-76. Harvard (2-4) was defeated by Providence 93-70.

Thanksgiving News:, the Maui News, the Honolulu Observer and the Star Bulletin all chime in on yesterday's game against Chaminade.

Georgetown (3-0) defeated Ball State in Muncie, 57-46.

Top junior wing Hollis Thompson committed to the Hoyas yesterday.

6'9" Justin Coughlin will play for Joe Scott at Denver.

Two pages of photographs from the Princeton/Duke game.

Chris Young and his wife Liz give back to the community.

Finally, some very sad news from New Hampshire. Longtime Dartmouth Sports Information Director Kathleen Slattery Phillips passed away on Wednesday after a brief illness. She was 55. Our condolences to her family.

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