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Princeton 77 Harvard 71.

Box Score

Postgame audio - Coach Sydney Johnson:

Postgame audio - Dan Mavraides:

Postgame audio - Douglas Davis & Patrick Saunders:

Marcus Schroeder and Dan Mavraides spend extra time as a pair after almost every Princeton practice shooting together. One fires up jumpers. The other rebounds and passes back out. The two have developed a chemistry in front of 7,000 empty seats at Jadwin Gym.

In the late stages of Saturday night's Ivy League game at Harvard, in front of a packed Lavietes Pavilion, things were as simple under pressure as they are between two teammates putting in additional work on their three point shots with no one watching.

"[Marcus] always knows where I am," said Mavraides. "He's a great point guard. He's always able to get in there, draw my man and kick it out to me. He's the best at that."

Two times in the final four minutes of an exciting, well-played basketball game between Princeton and Harvard, where neither team led by more than six points throughout, Schroeder drove to the basket, attracted the attention of the defense and knew where he could find his shooting partner outside the arc. Two times Mavraides set his feet, squared his shoulders and knocked down the open jumper.

Both shots gave Princeton a six point advantage and combined with perfect 8-8 shooting at the free throw line down the stretch, were enough to overcome an incredible 27 point performance by junior Crimson guard Jeremy Lin as the Tigers improved to 2-0 in Ivy League play.

Mavraides finished the 77-71 victory with a career high 22 on 6-8 shooting.

Schroeder dished out a season-best six assists. Princeton had a season high of 18 assists compared to just six turnovers, four of which came in the first half.

"He's been good," understated Tiger head man Sydney Johnson said of his junior point guard. "Seeing guys with character on our team responding, it is really nice. His parents, his high school coach, Coach Scott, they've all prepared him for a moment like this and I'm really happy for him."

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Saturday News:

Today's Game: Princeton (6-8 / 1-0) vs. Harvard (9-8 / 1-2)
Location: Lavietes Pavilion - Cambridge, MA
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Radio: 103.3 fm WPRB
Series History: Princeton leads 121-38.
Last meeting: Harvard 74 Princeton 67 (OT) - 2/22/08.

Princeton Harvard
2-4 Home Record 4-4
4-4 Away Record 5-4
0-0 Neutral Record 0-0
307 RPI 239
288 Sagarin 247
267 Pomeroy 239
58.6 Points / Game 68.4
58.4 Points Allowed / Game 66.7
.419 FG% .460
.726 FT% .719
.353 3PT FG% .383
33.4 Rebounds / Game 30.2
9.0 Off. Rebounds / Game         8.9
11.0 Assists / Game 13.0
14.0 Turnovers / Game 15.0
3.0 Blocks / Game 3.1
Davis: 13.4 Points Lin: 17.8
Buczak: 4.8 Rebounds Wright: 5.7
Buczak: 2.3 Assists Lin: 5.1
Davis: 1.4 Steals Lin: 2.9
Maddox: 0.9 Blocks Lin: 0.7
Schroeder: .591 FG% (Min: 10 FGM) Harris: .583
Maddox: .826 FT% (Min: 10 FTM) Boehm: .917
Mavraides: .400 3PT FG% (Min: 10 3PTM) Housman: .444

Georgetown vs. Marquette - 2:00 pm ET - MASN
MCCC vs. Salem - 3:00 pm ET
Richmond vs. Temple - 6:30 pm ET - CBS College Sports
Oregon vs. Oregon State - 7:30 pm ET - FSN NW
Wisconsin vs. Northwestern - 8:00 pm ET - Big Ten Network
Denver vs. Troy - 8:30 pm ET

Penn vs. Dartmouth - 7:00 pm ET - CN8
Brown vs. Columbia - 7:00 pm ET
Yale vs. Cornell - 7:00 pm ET

In addition to our recap, read all about the Tigers' Ivy opener on or on

Quite the honor for Princeton recruit Ian Hummer - ESPN has named him the RISE National Boys Basketball Player of the Week.

Central Bucks South bested Central Bucks West, 45-42. Will Barrett scored 11 in the win.

Georgetown travels to #8 Marquette, a meeting of two teams headed in opposite directions. tries to figure out what has gone wrong during the Hoyas' losing streak.

Civil War time! Oregon State welcomes bitter rival Oregon to Corvallis.

Northwestern looks for payback against Wisconsin.

Still seeking the first road win of the Joe Scott era, Denver visits Troy.

Temple plays host to Richmond.

Around the Ivy League: Cornell (13-6 / 3-0) remained perfect in conference play, throttling Brown (6-11 / 0-3) by 32. Columbia (6-11 / 1-2) outscored Yale (7-10 / 2-1) by 20 in the second half, rallying for the 53-42 win. Penn (5-10 / 1-0) got by Harvard (9-8 / 1-2), 66-60.

Princeton 59 Dartmouth 54.

Box Score

Postgame audio - Coach Sydney Johnson:

Postgame audio - Dan Mavraides:

Postgame audio - Pawel Buczak:

Junior center Pawel Buczak dominated the last four minutes of play, contributing to three straight baskets in an 8-0 Princeton run that helped the Tigers build a decisive 11 point advantage on their way to a 59-54 victory over Dartmouth. The win is the team’s fourth straight, Princeton’s first four game unbeaten streak since 2004.

It was a balanced offensive effort in Hanover to open the Ivy slate. Buczak finished with a team-high 14 points and a game-best five assists. Dan Mavraides scored 13, 10 in the first half. Freshmen Douglas Davis and Patrick Saunders each added 11, the latter a career high.

The near-unstoppable Alex Barnett was the only Dartmouth player in double digits, scoring 24 in a variety of ways, including five strikes from three point range.

"I felt like we got closer to doing what we wanted to do on offense and defense," said Princeton coach Sydney Johnson after the game. "When you're playing hard enough and play well enough times you come away with a win."

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Friday News:

Today's Game: Princeton (5-8 / 0-0) vs. Dartmouth (3-13 / 1-1)
Location: Leede Arena - Hanover, NH
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Radio: 103.3 fm WPRB
Series History: Princeton leads 135-60.
Last meeting: Dartmouth 71 Princeton 52 - 2/23/08.

Princeton Dartmouth
2-4 Home Record 2-7
3-4 Away Record 1-5
0-0 Neutral Record 0-1
309 RPI 335
291 Sagarin 342
268 Pomeroy 331
58.6 Points / Game 62.8
58.8 Points Allowed / Game 70.4
.418 FG% .409
.725 FT% .624
.351 3PT FG% .327
33.6 Rebounds / Game 33.4
9.3 Off. Rebounds / Game         12.6
11.1 Assists / Game 10.9
14.2 Turnovers / Game 14.4
3.1 Blocks / Game 4.3
Davis: 13.5 Points Barnett: 18.6
Buczak: 4.8 Rebounds Barnett: 5.4
Buczak: 2.1 Assists Barnett: 2.4
Davis: 1.4 Steals Barnett: 1.3
Maddox: 1.0 Blocks Barnett: 1.2
Schroeder: .579 FG% (Min: 10 FGM) Barnett: .455
Maddox: .826 FT% (Min: 10 FTM) Barnett: .868
Davis: .386 3PT FG% (Min: 10 3PTM) Barnett: .412

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

There is an overview of Princeton's Ivy road trip in today's Trentonian.

The Crimson previews Penn and Princeton, this weekend's visitors to Lavietes Pavilion.

The Princeton University web site has a piece on birthday building Jadwin Gym.

Denver (9-11) got a spinning one-handed shot by Nate Rohnert with five seconds to go, as the Pioneers won their second straight game versus a 2008 NCAA Tournament participant, 56-54 over South Alabama.

More bad news for Georgetown - it appears leading scorer DaJuan Summers will miss Saturday's game at Marquette because of a foot injury.

Chris Young received the San Diego Padres' Chairman's Award for contributions to the community at the team's awards dinner.

Craig Robinson has a book deal!

Seniors on a Stick: 1998.

There are lots of reasons to go to Shabbat dinner at my parents' house. Have you tried my mom's challah, for example? Besides spending time eating and laughing (and eating) with family and loved ones, there's also slowly but surely bringing classic Seniors on a Stick home, taking photos of them and putting those snapshots on-line.

On the eve of the start of Ivy League play, with a month of Friday nights spent at basketball gyms instead of around the dining room table forthcoming, enjoy these posters from the final home game of the 1997-98 season.

Steve Goodrich.

James Mastaglio.

Darren Hite.

Sean Gregory.

Mitch Henderson.

All Seniors on a Stick printed and distributed by The 14 Club.

Thursday News:

Lackawanna vs. MCCC - 7:00 pm ET
South Alabama vs. Denver - 9:00 pm ET - FSN Rocky Mountain

There is a great article in the Oregonian (accompanied by the above video) about Princeton's appearance in the 1983 NCAA Tournament, Craig Robinson's last two collegiate games.

The Town Topics ran their story on the Princeton/Concordia game.

Check out a piece on where the Tigers stood heading into the exam break in the latest Princeton Alumni Weekly.

Craig Moore made two free throws with six seconds to play, as Northwestern (11-7) held off Indiana, 77-75.

Georgetown (12-7) lost their fourth straight, 65-57 at Cincinnati. The Hoyas are mired in their longest losing streak since 2004-05.

Atlantic 10 leader St. Joe's was too much for Richmond (12-7) to handle.

Denver hosts South Alabama tonight.

Craig Robinson on Roeland Schaftenaar.

Craig Robinson talks about "the tallest point guard in the Pac-10," Roeland Schaftenaar, who has gone from wanting to leave the Beavers to a critical part of their surprising recent success.

Wednesday News:

St. Joseph's vs. Richmond - 7:00 pm ET
Georgetown vs. Cincinnati - 7:30 pm ET - ESPN360
Indiana vs. Northwestern - 8:30 pm ET - Big Ten Network

Princeton Alumni Weekly spoke with Mason Rocca, who is now in his eighth season playing professionally in Italy.

Mercer (10-9) beat Manor 65-38. Josh Caver had 10 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks for the Vikings.

Did you miss the Concordia game? WZBN has a comprehensive highlights package.

Northwestern welcomes Indiana to Welsh Ryan Arena.

Trying to break out of a shooting slump (5-38 from three in the last two games), Georgetown is on the road at Cincinnati.

Richmond hosts St. Joe's.

Princeton recruit Mack Darrow had 20 points and eight rebounds as Barrington shocked MSL West leader Hoffman Estates, 54-50.

Will Barrett scored 11, but Central Bucks South lost for the first time in 15 games, 66-60 to Souderton.

Coach Sydney Johnson - 1/27/09.

Princeton head coach Sydney Johnson and editor Jon Solomon sat down at Jadwin Gym this afternoon to talk about the Concordia game, to discuss activity during the just-concluded exam break and to preview the start of Ivy League play this weekend at Dartmouth and Harvard. This interview is 13:00+ in length.

Interviews with Coach Johnson appear on this site every week during the season.

Tuesday News:

MCCC vs. Manor - 8:00 pm ET

Marcus Schroeder is the Princeton representative in the new Ivy Weekly Basketball Awards.

A tired Oregon State (9-10) held off Cal State Bakersfield, 65-59.

The Daily Pennsylvanian talked to Princeton coach Sydney Johnson as part of their Ivy League preview.

Time for week 11 of the Schuylkill 16.

Looking for an alternative to the NCAA Tournament, the NIT and the CBI? Coming this March, the 16 team postseason tournament will debut.

Monday News:

Cal State Bakersfield vs. Oregon State - 10:00 pm ET

In addition to our recap, write-ups of last night's victory can be found on, in the Trentonian, the Trenton Times and on

Georgetown (12-6) was on the losing end of an ugly 65-60 game against Seton Hall. Coach John Thompson III says the Hoyas' decision making in certain circumstances has to change.

Richmond (11-8) won at St. Louis, 70-62. The Spiders are now 3-1 in the Atlantic 10. Chris Mooney says his team wants to be a squad that thrives on the road.

Mercer (9-9) lost 74-60 at CCRI. Josh Caver scored 16 for the Vikings.

Oregon State hosts Cal State Bakersfield tonight.

The Beavers were named Team Of The Week in ESPN's Weekly Watch.

Concordia pictures.

Pictures courtesy of Stephen Goldsmith.

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