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Know! Your! Foe! - James Madison.

The first Know! Your! Foe! for 2010-11 is up, previewing a future Princeton opponent with someone who knows the team well. This time out I talked on the phone with reporter Mark Selig, who covers the James Madison Dukes for the Daily News-Record.

Mark humored my questions about the Tigers' next adversary and offered up a detailed preview of a team that sounds like a challenge for Princeton to defend in the first meeting between the two schools.

Between our conversation and my hitting publish JMU defeated The Citadel 74-67 on Saturday night in Charleston, SC for their first win of the season. Big man Denzel Bowles led all scorers with 20 points on 10-12 shooting. Power forward Rayshawn Goins added 13 points and 10 rebounds. The Dukes outscored The Citadel 36-14 in the paint.

Can you talk about the problems that 6'10" forward Denzel Bowles presents? 31.4% of the team's possessions went through him in 2009-10 as he nearly averaged a double-double (20.8 ppg and 9.2 rpg).

He's just a really skilled post player. They can put him on the high block or the low block. He can get to the rim with a couple dribbles and when he's on the low block he just seems to have a great touch down there. He makes a lot of layups and dunks. He has an arsenal of moves - hooks shots, he's got little turns. Offensively he really is a load for other teams to stop. He might not be overly athletic but he's just so skilled he can get a lot of good shots down there.

Last year he was one of their only options so they just fed the ball to him very frequently. They would go 'four out, one in' with him and they would run their offense through him. He is also a very good passer. I think he led the CAA in assists for a big man last year. You put a double team on him and he's very good at passing out of it - that's another way he can beat you.

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Saturday News:

MCCC vs. Harcum - 7:00 pm ET

Harvard vs. Mercer - 3:00 pm ET
Drexel vs. Penn - 7:00 pm ET
Columbia vs. Longwood - 7:00 pm ET
Sacred Heart vs. Brown - 7:00 pm ET

Another Georgetown (4-0) victory in the Charleston Classic, another double-double for a Hoya. This time out Julian Vaughn had 12 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks inside as Georgetown advanced to the tournament finals with a 74-59 win over Wofford. The Hoyas play NC State for the title on Sunday evening.

Northwestern (3-0) actually played some defense and cruised to a 71-45 decision over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune thinks former Northwestern forward Kevin Coble would have been better off keeping quiet and adds some previously unpublished details that dispute Coble's claims.

Rush The Court checks in on the Ivy League.

Around the Ivy League: Cornell (2-2) saw their 11 game home winning streak end at the hands of St. Bonaventure, 56-54. Dartmouth (1-2) entered the win column with a 71-57 win at Hartford.

Coach Sydney Johnson - 11/19/10.

Tigers head coach Sydney Johnson and editor Jon Solomon met at Jadwin Gym on Friday morning for a in-depth discussion of Princeton's first two games against Rutgers and Duke. The pair also previewed the Tigers' trip to the Shenandoah Valley for three difficult College Basketball Experience matchups.

This interview is 21:00+ in length.

Interviews with Coach Johnson will appear on this site every week during the 2010-11 season.

Friday News:

Wofford vs. Georgetown - 2:30 pm ET - Charleston Classic - ESPNU
Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Northwestern - 8:00 pm ET

St. Bonaventure vs. Cornell - 7:00 pm ET
Dartmouth vs. Hartford - 7:00 pm ET

Chris Wright had 12 points and 12 assists, one of four Georgetown (3-0) players in double figures as the Hoyas advanced in the Charleston Classic with an 80-61 win over Coastal Carolina. Georgetown next plays Wofford this afternoon.

Richmond (2-1) let a six point lead with :48 left in regulation get away and fell to Iona in double overtime.

A 15 game home winning streak for Denver (0-4) came to an end with a physical 77-66 loss to Colorado State.

Northwestern opens their home slate with a game versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff. A lot of hyphens on the Wildcats' 2010-11 schedule.

Former Northwestern forward Kevin Coble says a dispute with head coach Bill Carmody over the team's trip to Italy led to Coble's decision to not return to the Wildcats.

The Liberty Tribune previews Princeton recruit Denton Koon's high school team, the Liberty Blue Jays.

Mason Rocca scored seven points off the bench in A.J. Milano's 81-71 Euroleague loss to Panathinaikos.

Around the Ivy League: Yale (1-2) became the third team from the Ancient Eight in as many seasons to win at Boston College, surprising the Eagles 75-67.

Thursday News:

Coastal Carolina vs. Georgetown - Charleston Classic - 12:00 pm ET - ESPN+
Richmond vs. Iona - 7:30 pm ET
Colorado State vs. Denver - 9:00 pm ET - FSN Rocky Mountain

Yale vs. Boston College - 7:30 pm ET

The Town Topics discusses Princeton's first two games of the 2010-11 season.

The Trenton Times feels Princeton should benefit from their loss to Duke.

Northwestern (2-0) survived a scare from UT-Pan American, 77-71.

Yes, that really is Bill Carmody on Twitter.

Despite being up double figures midway through the second half, Oregon State (1-1) was still edged by Seattle, 83-80.

Mercer (2-2) picked up a 58-47 victory over Gloucester. Anthony Obery's 18 led the Vikings.

Georgetown kicks off the Charleston Classic this afternoon in South Carolina.

Iona hosts Richmond. The Spiders hit the road for the first time with a target on their back.

The Denver home opener is against Colorado State.

Princeton sits in the six hole of this week's Schuylkill 16.

Around the Ivy League: Manhattan scored the last 17 points of the game to shock Penn (1-1) by a 59-54 score. Columbia (1-2) lost a 79-66 decision to St. John's. Harvard (1-1) won their home opener decisively over Holy Cross, 72-49. They raised the Ivy League championship banner at Newman Arena for the third straight year and Cornell (2-1) bested Delaware 75-61.

Wednesday News:

Gloucester vs. MCCC - 6:00 pm ET
Northwestern vs. UT-Pan American - 8:00 pm ET
Oregon State vs. Seattle - 10:00 pm ET

Penn vs. Manhattan - 7:00 pm ET
Delaware vs. Cornell - 7:00 pm ET
Holy Cross vs. Harvard - 7:00 pm ET
Columbia vs. St. John's - 8:00 pm ET

Northwestern continues on the road at UT-Pan American.

Seattle hosts Oregon State. The Beavers are looking to avenge January's 51 point loss to the Redhawks.

The Princeton Packet has a story on the Tigers' season opener against Rutgers.

When Roy Halladay found out he had been voted this season's unanimous NL Cy Young Award winner, he was in Mexico golfing with Mike Sweeney, Chris Carpenter and Chris Young.

Around the Ivy League: Brown (1-1) was outclassed by in-state foe Rhode Island, 92-67. Dartmouth (0-2) saw a 17 point second half lead slip away and lost in the final seconds in controversial fashion to New Hampshire.

Senior on a Stick: Jason Osier.

At Jadwin Gym on Friday night, a reader of this site handed me a stack of Princeton Seniors on a Stick that had been gathering dust in his garage. Along with duplicates of many favorite Tigers was one poster I hadn't been aware of previously: Jason Osier.

Osier was a two sport athlete at Princeton who played varsity basketball in 1993-94, 1994-95 and with the 1996-97 undefeated Ivy League champions. He was also a member of the men's lacrosse team.

Here is an update to the definitive list of SOAS that were printed:

M. Schroeder, Z. Finley, P. Buczak, N. Lake (2010)
M. Strittmatter, J. Briggs (2009)
N. Savage, K. Koncz, K. Steuerer, M. Sargeant, Z. Woolridge (2008)

E. Persia (2004)
M. Henderson, S. Gregory, S. Goodrich, J. Mastaglio, D. Hite (1998)
S. Johnson, J. Osier (1997)
M. Eastwick, C. Marquardt, S. Jackson (1992)
K. Mueller, T. Hottenstein, M. Henshon, J. Doyle (1991)
M. Lapin (1990)

While I have pictures of them I'm missing a Jimmy Lane and a George Leftwich for a complete collection. My guess is that a Chris Doyal SOAS was never issued because of the tie at the end of the Ivy slate between Princeton and Penn.

Any others?

All 1990-2004 Seniors on a Stick printed and distributed by The 14 Club at the final home game of an Ivy League championship season to honor that year's senior class. has picked up this tradition for the final home game of all Princeton seasons.

YouTube potpourri XII.

The latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. A few #pixelvision moments from Georgetown's season opener at Old Dominion kick us off.

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Tuesday News:

Brown vs. Rhode Island - 7:00 pm ET
New Hampshire vs. Dartmouth - 7:00 pm ET

Dan Mavraides made the Honor Roll of the latest Ivy Men's Basketball Weekly Release.

Austin Freeman and Georgetown (2-0) took care of Tulane, 69-53. Hoya center Julian Vaughan missed the game with an undisclosed illness. His status going forward is unknown.

With a boost from freshman guard Cedrick Lindsay, homestanding Richmond blasted William & Mary by 24.

Oregon State received a National Letter of Intent from Senegalese forward Daniel Gomis.

Your latest Desmond Hubert update: ZagsBlog says the Toms River (NJ) center who is down to Maryland, Wake Forest and Princeton is looking to wait until the spring to sign. Given that he is supposedly taking his official visit to Princeton after the current signing period ends on Wednesday, that can't be a bad thing for the Tigers.

Around the Ivy League: Columbia (1-1) got in the win column with a 108-74 beatdown of Maryland Eastern Shore. The Lions shot 63.3% from the floor. Yale (0-2) fell in the final minute at Providence, 58-55.

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Princeton/Duke videos.

Highlights from

Crazie-Take: Duke vs. Princeton.

Monday News:

Tulane vs. Georgetown - 7:00 pm ET -
William & Mary vs. Richmond - 7:00 pm ET

Yale vs. Providence - 7:00 pm ET
Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Columbia - 7:00 pm ET

Read about the Tigers' first loss of the season on, courtesy of the Associated Press, in the Wilmington Star News, in the Charlotte Observer and on

The differing tones in the headlines from the two schools' athletic departments is amusing.

Duke: No. 1 Duke Routs Princeton, 97-60, in Season Opener

Princeton: No. 1 Duke Deals Men's Basketball's First Defeat

The Daily Princetonian writes about the Tigers' weekend split.

The Daily Targum has more on Rutgers' loss at Jadwin.

CollegeHoopsNet has a Q&A with Geoff Petrie.

Using an unexpected transition offense to their advantage, Oregon State (1-0) opened play with a 71-56 win against UT-Arlington.

Denver (0-3) dropped their third straight at the BTI Invitational, 65-54 to North Dakota State.

Georgetown opens their home slate versus Tulane.

Richmond hosts William & Mary tonight.

Around the Ivy League: Cornell (1-1) lost 92-68 at Seton Hall.

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