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Lafayette pictures.

Photos from today's game courtesy of Stephen Goldsmith.

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Princeton 82 Lafayette 64.

Box Score : HD Box Score

Postgame audio - Coach Sydney Johnson, Ian Hummer & Dan Mavraides:

Princeton shot 75% from the field in the second half, including baskets on their first five possessions after intermission in Easton and held Lafayette at bay for an 82-64 decision. The Tigers only missed two times from inside the arc in the final 20 minutes.

Ian Hummer led the way with 22 points on 10-12 shooting. Dan Mavraides scored 15 of his 17 in the first half and Douglas Davis connected four times from the perimeter for 16.

Jared Mintz and Jim Mower each tallied 17 for the Leopards.

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The final minute of Princeton at Duke.

Shot in the balcony across from the Princeton bench.

At least you get to see Bobby Foley's jumper at the buzzer (nice pass, John Comfort) and all 40 of the Tigers' ticket recipients wearing orange behind the team.

Tuesday News:

Today's Game: Princeton (3-3 / 0-0) vs. Lafayette (1-5 / 0-0)
Location: Kirby Sports Center - Easton, PA
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Radio: 103.3 fm WPRB
TV: Lafayette Sports Network (DirecTV channel 610)
Series History: Princeton leads 44-18.
Last meeting: Princeton 62 Lafayette 48 - 1/6/09

Princeton Lafayette
2-0 Home Record 1-1
0-2 Away Record 0-4
1-1 Neutral Record 0-0
113 RPI 305
130 Sagarin 308
143 Pomeroy 264
70.2 Points / Game 62.2
72.7 Points Allowed / Game 73.0
.451 FG% .414
.689 FT% .808
.379 3PT FG% .339
35.8 Rebounds / Game 27.2
10.0 Off. Rebounds / Game         6.3
+3.8 Rebounding Margin -7.1
14.5 Assists / Game 14.3
14.5 Turnovers / Game 15.2
3.3 Blocks / Game 1.2
Hummer: 14.8 Points Mintz: 16.3
Hummer: 7.0 Rebounds Johnson: 5.3
Maddox: 3.3 Assists Johnson: 3.8
Hummer, Mavraides, Davis: 1.0 Steals Mower: 1.5
Maddox: 1.8 Blocks Willen: 0.3
Hummer: .583 FG% (Min: 5 FGM) Mintz: .508
Davis: .864 FT% (Min: 5 FTM) Willen: .885
Mavraides: .516 3PT FG% (Min: 5 3FGM)    Mower .424

Georgia Tech vs. Northwestern - 7:00 pm ET - ESPN2
MCCC vs. Raritan - 7:00 pm ET
Georgetown vs. Missouri - 9:00 pm ET - ESPN

UMBC vs. Penn - 7:00 pm ET
Cornell vs. Syracuse - 7:00 pm ET
Hartford vs. Yale - 7:00 pm ET

The Daily Princetonian has a piece on Brendan Connolly.

The Trenton Times counters with focus on Kareem Maddox.

ESPN is reporting that Chris Young is "deep into talks" with the New York Mets. However, the New York Daily News says nothing is close between the Mets and Young.

Northwestern hosts Georgia Tech as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Missouri and Georgetown meet in Kansas City for the John McLendon Classic, the first game in a challenging stretch for the Hoyas.

SportsProf took in the Siena/Princeton game and shares his observations.

Ian Hummer represents Princeton on the Honor Roll of the latest Ivy Men's Basketball Weekly Release.

Bleacher Report awards Kareem Maddox with the title of Sunday's best performance.

Richmond's Kevin Anderson is the Atlantic 10 Player Of Week.

The radio show Terp Talk had Keith Cavanaugh from Terrapin Times on to talk about senior big man Desmond Hubert, who is deciding between Princeton, Maryland and Wake Forest. The pertinent portion of the conversation is 27:30 in. It is my understanding that the divide between Hubert and "a couple other people in his camp" is not as Cavanaugh describes.

Read a transcript of a live chat with Spider head coach Chris Mooney on the Richmond Times-Dispatch site.

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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Cyber Monday News:

Since today is "Cyber Monday," a reminder that if you click on any of the Amazon links on our site as your entry point to, we get a commission on everything you order, no matter what it is. Unsure of what to buy? Check out our Holiday Gift Guide to start your shopping!

On to the news...

In addition to our recap, read about Princeton's big win over Siena on, in the Trentonian, in the Trenton Times, in the Daily Princetonian, in the Times Union Tribune, on Siena Saints Blog, on Chicago College Basketball and on

The Times Union Tribune also discusses a defensive lapse that cost Siena dearly.

For those who asked after the game, Kareem Maddox was the first Princeton player since Brian Taylor against Kentucky in 1971 to have a 30 point, 10 rebound stat line. Taylor went for 39 and 13 on December 18, 1971 in a 96-82 loss to the Wildcats.

If you can remember another game where a Princeton player had 30 points coming off the bench, I'd love to hear about it!

Northwestern (4-0) stayed perfect with a 65-52 win over Creighton. The Wildcats are 4-0 for the first time since 1993.

Around the Ivy League: Harvard (4-1) knocked off Colorado, 82-66. Two Van Green free throws with 1.7 seconds left gave Columbia (3-3) the two point comeback win over American.

2010 Holiday Gift Guide!

Happy Thanksgiving! Hard to believe, but Christmas and Hanukkah are both on the immediate horizon. Looking for something special to buy for the basketball fan in your life? Don't go for what's in the mystery box! Try one of the following items from the 2010 Holiday Gift Guide instead. A percentage of all purchases support this site. Something missing that you think people would enjoy? Please drop a line.

Reading Materials:

This summer I interviewed Oregon State coach Craig Robinson about his autobiographical work A Game of Character: A Family Journey from Chicago's Southside to the Ivy League and Beyond. It is a worthwhile read, with many new stories about Robinson's time as a Princeton undergraduate.

Many times over the course of a season I'm delighted to run into Kyle Whelliston from Mid-Majority on press row. Two of Kyle's tomes are Sports Bubble Blues and One Beautiful Season.

I am eager to check out John Reagan's comprehensive Georgetown Basketball Vault.

Last year I spoke with author Kathy Orton about her book Outside the Limelight: Basketball in the Ivy League, which follows the league through the highs and lows of the 2005-06 season.

A companion to Orton's book is Playing the Game: Inside Athletic Recruiting in the Ivy League by Chris Lincoln, the first book to detail the Academic Index and the ins/outs of recruiting in the Ancient Eight.

Alexander Wolff's Big Game, Small World: A Basketball Adventure starts at Jadwin Gym and then circles the globe, from remote mountaintops to the Palestra and across to China. The first book this web site was ever thanked in!

There's always The Smart Take from the Strong: The Basketball Philosophy of Pete Carril, the second book about the legendary Princeton coach.

I've read it hundreds of times, but if you've never enjoyed John McPhee's A Sense of Where You Are: Bill Bradley at Princeton, give it a go this year.

Coach: 25 Writers Reflect on People Who Made a Difference features an introduction by Bill Bradley and has a wide range of scribes (George Vecsey, John Irving, Frank Deford...) telling tales of coaches that impacted their lives.

Bradley is also the author of Values of the Game, The New American Story and Life on the Run.

There was no better, more beautifully detailed basketball book I read last summer than When March Went Mad: The Game That Transformed Basketball, about Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and the 1978-79 college basketball season. No direct Princeton content, but well worth your time.

He's written a good deal about Princeton basketball over the ages, but Grant Wahl's true passion is soccer. The Beckham Experiment: How the World's Most Famous Athlete Tried to Conquer America looks at the most famous player in the beautiful game's journey to the MLS.

I know I'm getting the latest iteration for Hanukkah every year, and I love traveling with books in this series. Best American Sports Writing always has incredible pieces written by well-known and newly discovered authors.

When I put the 2009 Holiday Gift Guide together, I forgot to include former Princeton player Rob Ryder's Hollywood Jock: 365 Days, Four Screenplays, Three TV Pitches, Two Kids, and One Wife Who's Ready to Pull the Plug.

Interested in the history of college hoops? Pick up the Official 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Records Book, full of information about every season.

Get lost in the ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game or Sports Illustrated's The Basketball Book.

Diagrams and descriptions more your thing? Then perhaps Basketball's Princeton-Style Offense: A Simplified Approach for High School Coaches will interest you.

Someday I dream of having a web site that looks as good as FreeDarko presents The Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac: Styles, Stats, and Stars in Today's Game or FreeDarko Presents: The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History does.

Video Games:

The best college basketball video game out there is EA's NCAA Basketball 10, available for the Playstation 3 and XBox. You can even run the "Princeton Offense" as one of the game's many sets. There won't be a 2011 edition of this game, so stick with last year's iteration.

Sporting Goods:

Actually want to play the game? The Wilson NCAA Solution Game Ball lets you use the same basketball as Division I players.

While dribbing, look sharp in this Princeton replica jersey by Nike, available in youth and adult sizes and emblazoned with Bill Bradley's #42.

A simple but effective Princeton basketball t-shirt by Adidas.

Various Northwestern basketball jerseys.

Various Georgetown basketball jerseys.

How about some Chris Young or Will Venable replica jerseys?

C. Young - Youth 2010 Majestic Road Khaki Replica #32

C. Young - Youth 2009 Majestic Road Khaki Replica #32

C. Young - Adult 2009 Majestic Road Khaki Replica #32

C. Young - San Diego Padres Home White MLB Replica Jersey

W. Venable - San Diego Padres Youth Home White #25

W. Venable - San Diego Padres Adult Home White #25

DVDs (NCAA tournament games):

Relive some of the great postseason moments in Princeton basketball history with these official NCAA videos.

1998 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball 1st Round - UNLV vs. Princeton

1996 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball 2nd Round - Mississippi State vs. Princeton

1996 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball 1st Round - Princeton vs. UCLA

1992 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Regionals - Syracuse vs. Princeton

1991 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Regionals - Villanova vs. Princeton

1989 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Regionals - Georgetown vs. Princeton

DVDs (instructional):

Want to teach the game? Look no further than the following.

Chris Mooney: Team & Individual Drills for the Princeton Style Offense

Chris Mooney: All Access Richmond Basketball Practice

Kevin Pigott: The Princeton Offense: Back Door to Success

Lee DeForest: Winning with the Princeton Style Offense

Siena pictures.

Photos from today's game courtesy of Stephen Goldsmith.

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Mavraides ties it!

While I'm working on a full recap of today's thriller as I simultaneously edit Stephen Goldsmith's photographs, here's a great cameraphone shot of Dan Mavraides' game-tying three at the end of regulation.

Picture by John Templon of Chicago College Basketball.

Princeton 86 Siena 77 (OT).

Box Score : HD Box Score

Postgame audio - Coach Sydney Johnson, Kareem Maddox, Dan Mavraides & Ian Hummer:

It was looking like a loss, a loss full of positives such as improvements on interior defense, collective free throw shooting and overall team toughness.

It was looking like a loss, a loss to the best team that will visit Jadwin Gym this season, determined by a late 8-0 Siena Saints run.

It was looking like a loss, a loss after Princeton had gone up two in the final three minutes and a trio of unfortunate bounces did not reward Tiger defensive hustle.

Then Dan Mavraides changed everything.

The Princeton senior tri-captain hit two three point shots in the final 10 seconds of regulation, including a tightly contested jumper with :0.08 on the clock as the Tigers rallied to force overtime from down six with a minute to play.

"I've had a couple looks at the ends of games throughout my career here and I don't think I've made one of them. Maybe one," Mavraides said with a hint of relief. "It was good for one of those to finally drop."

Princeton scored seven of the extra frame's first eight points, capped off by Kareem Maddox's third dunk of the day to take control and converted nine of their final 10 free throws for an unexpected, significant victory.

Maddox was one of four Tigers in double figures, coming off the bench 71 seconds into Sunday's game for a career high 30 points and 10 rebounds.

Mavraides' heroics were part of a 19 point afternoon.

Center Ryan Rossiter was limited to 14 points on 5-12 shooting for the Saints, but grabbed a ridiculous 21 rebounds in defeat.

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Sunday News:

Today's Game: Siena (2-3 / 1-0) vs. Princeton (2-3 / 0-0)
Location: Jadwin Gym - Princeton, NJ
Time: 2:00 pm ET
Radio: 103.3 fm WPRB
Series History: This is the first meeting between the two teams.
Last meeting: This is the first meeting between the two teams.

Siena Princeton
0-2 Home Record 1-0
2-1 Away Record 0-2
0-0 Neutral Record 1-1
53 RPI 119
40 Sagarin 163
89 Pomeroy 155
71.8 Points / Game 67.0
70.8 Points Allowed / Game 71.8
.458 FG% .448
.694 FT% .653
.412 3PT FG% .374
34.2 Rebounds / Game 35.6
10.6 Off. Rebounds / Game         10.8
-1.2 Rebounding Margin +6.8
12.2 Assists / Game 14.6
16.0 Turnovers / Game 15.0
3.6 Blocks / Game 2.8
Rossiter: 21.4 Points Davis: 15.4
Rossiter: 13.2 Rebounds Hummer: 7.0
Brookins: 3.2 Assists Maddox: 3.8
Brookins: 2.0 Steals Maddox: 1.2
Rossiter: 1.6 Blocks Maddox: 1.6
Anosike: .654 FG% (Min: 5 FGM) Hummer: .644
Griffin: .857 FT% (Min: 5 FTM) Davis: .900
Jackson: .542 3PT FG% (Min: 5 3FGM)    Mavraides .481

Creighton vs. Northwestern - 8:30 pm ET - Big Ten Network

Colorado vs. Harvard - 1:00 pm ET
Columbia vs. American - 2:00 pm ET

Siena Saints Blog and the Albany Times Union preview today's game. The Times Union also discusses how the Saints will try to solve the Princeton offense.

Playing excellent team defense and behind 28 points from Kevin Anderson, Richmond (6-1) took down #8 Purdue in the finals of the Chicago Invitational.

Austin Freeman tied a school record with seven three pointers and Georgetown (6-0) stayed undefeated with an 87-72 win over UNC-Ashville.

Postgame audio - Coach John Thompson III:

Courtesy of Soft Pretzel Logic.

In front of President Obama and his family, Oregon State (3-2) used a 17-2 second half run to get by Howard, 84-74.

Denver (1-5) lost 65-52 at Boise State.

Northwestern hosts Creighton tonight.

Around the Ivy League: Brown (3-2) lost to New Hampshire on a layup with 2.8 seconds remaining. All five starters reached double figures as Yale (2-3) beat Army 87-79 in the Bulldogs' home opener. Dartmouth (2-4) defeated winless Colgate, 80-63. Cornell (2-4) fell 66-61 at Boston University. Pitt trounced Penn (2-3) by 24.

Purdue/Richmond highlights.

The Spiders take down eighth-ranked Purdue.

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