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Thursday News:

Oregon State vs. Cal - 11:00 pm ET - FSN

The Mercer game at Lackawanna scheduled for tonight has been moved to Thursday, February 17th due to the snow.

Jason Clark scored 16 points on 5-5 shooting as Georgetown (15-5) pulled even in Big East play with a 75-51 win over St. John's.

Northwestern (13-7) led at the half but dropped a 81-70 decision at Minnesota.

The Town Topics reviews Princeton's game versus TCNJ.

The Trenton Times previews Friday's Ivy opener against Brown.

Oregon State visits Cal.

This week's Schuylkill 16 is out and Princeton holds on to fifth place therein.

I will be a guest on premiere Internet-only college basketball radio station Hoops Talk Live tonight at 6:20 pm ET talking about the Ivy League and Princeton with Raphielle Johnson of Follow the link to listen!

Know! Your! Foe! - Brown.

For the opening Ivy installment of the popular Know! Your! Foe! series this season, I again exchanged emails with David "Bruno" Wise (pictured above), the biggest only Brown basketball fan I know. May his answers provide you insight about the Tigers' first conference foe. This year's Bears have a 7-9 record, recently dropping both sides of their home-and-home series with Yale.

Last year's loss to Brown was a major setback for the Tigers' title aspirations. How different are the 2010-11 Bears from the team that captured a 57-54 win at Jadwin?

It’s a pretty different team. On offense, last year’s team ran inside-out, with our All-Ivy center Matt Mullery getting the first touch in the post most of the time. This year is much more outside-in. The Bears very rarely get the ball into the post, and the Freshman point guard Sean McGonagill has the ball most of the time.  And these Bears actually rebound pretty well by committee, which no Brown team has done for a while.

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YouTube potpourri XX.

The latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Above, excerpts of speeches by Sydney Johnson and Kareem Maddox at the Princeton Varsity Club's Winter Coaches Luncheon.

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Wednesday News:

St. John's vs. Georgetown - 7:00 pm ET - ESPN+
Northwestern vs. Minnesota - 8:30 pm ET - Big Ten Network

Moravian College president Chris Thomforde is profiled on the NCAA web site.

The Princeton Packet writes about the Tigers' victory over TCNJ.

Yahoo! Sports has updated their Princeton team report.

Kevin Anderson scored 26 in a 70-61 Richmond (16-5) win at Dayton.

As previously discussed on this site, Mercer (9-13) handily defeated Manor.

Princeton recruit Denton Koon scored 15 as Liberty High School won at the buzzer. There's video of Koon in a KMBC piece that aired last week.

A running back from the Lehigh Valley has verbally committed to Princeton. Worth considering: He's averaging 21 ppg as a basketball player at Nazareth Area High School.

Austin Freeman looks to continue his resurgence as Georgetown hosts St. John's.

Still seeking a signature win, Northwestern visits #16 Minnesota.

No peeking.

Who am I? Min  FG%       Reb  A TO Stl  PTs PF
Player A  489 56.8 30-70-100 37 29  15  221 37
Player B  485 58.6 26-77-103 38 33  12  213 38

Without looking at the season stats, can you tell which 2010-11 cumulative line belongs to Ian Hummer and which is that of teammate Kareem Maddox?

(I'm leaving blocks and three pointers out to up the degree of difficulty.)

Mercer 74 Manor 47.

Postgame audio - Coach Howie Levy:

On January 15th Mercer County Community College (9-13) lost 70-67 at Manor, the Blue Jays' first and only win this season.

10 days later the Vikings weren't going to let what transpired in Jenkintown happen again on their home floor.

Holding a four point lead five minutes into the first half, Mercer set out on a methodical, well-executed zone offense clinic as Manor (1-14) switched away from man.

It was the opposite of what transpired in the teams' first meeting, where MCCC's execution versus man-to-man forced Manor into a zone and the Vikings moved the ball well but did not make any of their open shots.

Seeing 2-3 defense, Mercer teased the Blue Jays with swift, precise perimeter passes but did not solely settle for outside jumpers, working the ball to a player overloading the defense at the free throw line or slipping inside on the baseline to mix the palette up with a layup.

A four point lead quickly became 21-12 and then rapidly 30-17 on an open three by Rodney Walters, one of six triples for Mercer in the first half.

"It is nice that we came back and played well," said head coach Howie Levy. "The ball really moved and our defense was good. It is what we're trying to get to. This is one of the few games where we have a little margin for error."

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Tuesday News:

Richmond vs. Dayton - 7:00 pm ET - ESPNU
Manor vs. MCCC - 7:00 pm ET

Richmond visits Dayton this evening.

Princeton's Kareem Maddox is on the Honor Roll of edition 12 of the Ivy League Men's Basketball Weekly Release.

Austin Freeman of Georgetown is your Big East Player of the Week.

Items I've been meaning to scan.

A friend donated a stack of contributions for my Princeton basketball collection. While they've been sitting at the front of my home since before I drove down to James Madison, I didn't get a chance to scan them until today.

Click on any and all images to enlarge.

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YouTube potpourri XIX.

The latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Above, footage from Richmond's win at UMass.

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Monday News:

He's done the work. [Coaches] put a lot of pressure on him to be a certain type of player and early in his career it just wasn't there. He's done the work in terms of weight room, on the court and in terms of focus. He's put himself in a position where now we're relying on him. - Sydney Johnson on Kareem Maddox

In addition to our recap, read about Princeton's victory over TCNJ on in the Trenton Times, in the Trentonian, courtesy of the Associated Press and on

Northwestern (13-6) was thoroughly routed by Wisconsin, 78-46.

A Bucks County forward is described as a "possibly Princeton-bound honor student."

TCNJ pictures.

Photos from today's game courtesy Stephen Goldsmith.

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Princeton 73 TCNJ 40.

Box Score : HD Box Score

Postgame audio - Coach Sydney Johnson:

Postgame audio - Kareem Maddox & Dan Mavraides:

It took Princeton 20 minutes to deoxidize their rust offensively and defensively following 17 days away from the basketball court, but a dominant second half on both sides of the floor carried the Tigers to a 73-40 victory versus The College of New Jersey.

"We were clearly out of sync. That's natural. There's no shame in that," said Princeton head coach Sydney Johnson after the Tigers' 12th win of the season.

"We were not sharp to begin the game, that was clear. [TCNJ] came out ready to play and that's good," Johnson continued. "We were a little bit slow to get going and then we got back to what we normally do, which is try to defend as much as possible."

The Lions, playing their second game in two days, has no answer for senior forward Kareem Maddox inside. Maddox scored 21 points on 9-10 shooting in 22 minutes and put back his only miss of the day.

Leading 34-25 at the break, the Tigers opened the second half on a 29-8 extended run and never looked back.

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