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YouTube potpourri LXIII.

Here's the latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Above, Dan Mavraides (#4) is one of the Aris players interviewed following the Yellows' Eurocup loss to BC Donetsk.

Nine additional clips after the jump.

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Leap Day News:

Dayton vs. Richmond - 7:00 pm ET - CBS Sports Network
Ohio State vs. Northwestern - 8:30 pm ET- Big Ten Network

If you ever wanted to know what t-shirt color Mack Darrow would be, you'll enjoy his responses in a funny Q&A.

There's nothing humorous about what could happen in Evanston tonight. With a win over #10 Ohio State, Northwestern potentially get off the bubble, where they sit precariously.

It is Senior Night at Richmond, where the Spiders host Dayton.

Princeton recruit Mike Washington, Jr. breaks down players to watch in the WIAA Boys Basketball State Tournament.

A brief highlight package from the Tigers' win at Dartmouth can be seen here.

Grantland thinks John Thompson III schooled Notre Dame's Mike Bray on Monday night.

Craig Robinson was reprimanded by the Pac-12 for criticizing the officiating after Oregon State's loss to Oregon.

Tuesday News:

Georgetown (22-6) got a boost from their seniors and locked down Notre Dame, 59-41. Hoya Hoops has the postgame audio and Hoya Prospectus crunches the numbers.

This Washingtonian profile of John Thompson III is an extremely worthwhile read.

Patrick Saunders is the rightful representative of Princeton on the penultimate Ivy League Men's Basketball Weekly Release of the season.

Bad news for Fairfield as it was confirmed Derek Needham is done for the year with a broken bone in his left foot.

A new Sit Down With Sydney is available.

Northwestern is hanging on to the NCAA Tournament bubble.

Another stack of vintage Princeton photos.

Finally back home with a touch of free time after covering three games the previous three days, I'm chuffed to share with you nine additional photographs ranging between 1980 and 1993 from the collection of David Zeft. Click on any scan to enlarge.

Above, Kit Mueller cuts down the nets at Jadwin Gym after the 1989-90 season finale (you can see part of a Matt Lapin "Senior On A Stick" in the background).

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Monday News:

Notre Dame vs. Georgetown - 7:00 pm ET - ESPN

Denver (21-8) secured the three seed in the Sun Belt Tournament with a 64-52 win over North Texas. They'll next play Sunday against either South Alabama or Troy.

The Trentonian has more on Rider's three point home victory over Fairfield (17-13).

Oregon State (15-13) lost to Oregon, 74-73.

The Daily Princetonian, the Harvard Crimson and the Dartmouth sum up the weekend's games.

On Senior Night for Jason Clark and Henry Sims, #9 Georgetown hosts #20 Notre Dame.

Princeton recruit Hans Brase was named First Team All-Mid-Atlantic Prep. Brase averaged 12.3 points as a senior.

In attempting an NIT bracket, Big Apple Buckets sees the Tigers as having the fourth-best RPI of all potential CBI/CIT teams.

Will Venable needs a breakout year.

Rider 65 Fairfield 62 - recap and photos.

Box Score

Postgame audio - Coach Sydney Johnson & Maurice Barrow:

Battling back from down 13 points with 14:17 to go, Fairfield (17-13) was able to pull even at 55 against Rider (13-18) on a pair of Maurice Barrow free throws, but could not convert three prime chances in the last minute to either win the game or send the afternoon to overtime.

Barrow missed a pair of free throws – one long, one short - after being fouled on a drop step with :46 remaining and the Stags behind 63-62.

Then, out of a time out nine seconds later the Broncs went immediately inside to Novar Gadson for a quick righty flip and a three point game.

Unlike Princeton at Harvard on Friday, Fairfield opted against the quick two and subsequent foul. Rakim Sanders, who scored 13 of his team best 17 in the second half on a series of strong drives, got a good look on the left wing yet the tying try went in and out.

Rider’s Junior Fortunat was fouled but left both his attempts off the front rim and the Stags got one final opportunities at drawing even. As the clock ticked down from nine Sanders pulled up for a three that sailed long.

The ball bounded into the Fairfield bench while time expired.

Photos from today’s game courtesy Robert Solomon.

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Northwestern/Penn State highlights.

While I write up today's Fairfield loss at Rider and simultaneously get ready for the Academy Awards (multitasking!), enjoy this package about last night's Northwestern victory in State College.

Sunday News:

North Texas vs. Denver - 3:00 pm ET
Fairfield vs. Rider - 3:30 pm ET - ESPN3
Oregon vs. Oregon State - 7:30 pm ET - FSN

In addition to our recap, read about Princeton's win over Dartmouth on and on

I enjoyed this Mid-Majority piece about Friday's game called "The Last Stand Of The Tigers."

Phew. John Shurna made two free throws with :02.6 remaining as Northwestern (17-11) ended a decade drought at Penn State with a 67-66 win.

Georgetown (21-6) clamped down on Villanova, never trailing in the 67-46 victory. Hoya Hoops has the postgame press conference and Hoya Prospectus crunches the numbers.

It was Xavier by eight over Richmond (15-15) in Cincinnati.

Sydney Johnson and staff return to Mercer County as Fairfield visits Rider.

Denver concludes their regular season with a home game versus North Texas.

Round two of the Civil War sees Oregon State host Oregon.

Congratulations to the Princeton women on their third straight conference title!

Around the Ivy League: Penn (17-11 / 9-2) stunned Harvard (24-4 / 10-2) by one to move half a game back of the first place Crimson. Brown (8-21 / 2-10) exploded for 14 three pointers in a 94-78 rout over Columbia (14-14 / 3-9). On senior night Yale (19-7 / 9-3) decimated Cornell (11-15 / 6-6), 71-40.

Dartmouth pictures.

Photos from today’s game courtesy Robert Solomon.

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Princeton 85 Dartmouth 61.

Box Score : HD Box Score

Postgame audio - Coach Mitch Henderson, Denton Koon, John Comfort & Ian Hummer:

One night after a tough loss at Harvard, there were no slumped shoulders. There was no letdown.

Instead there was no letting up.

Princeton made 12 of 17 three point shots, converted 65.4% of their chances and got a complete team effort in a dominant tip-to-buzzer 24 point victory over Dartmouth in Hanover.

Leading by one 10:30 into the game, the Tigers scored 19 of the next 21 to take control going up 19 on a feed from Ian Hummer to senior John Comfort.

“It was import for us to come out with a lot of energy and stay focused on today’s game, Comfort said. “I think we did that well.”

Their advantage never dipped lower than 14 and three consecutive second half three point shots, the first by Patrick Saunders and the last two from Mack Darrow extended the already sizable margin to 60-31.

Saunders, likely playing in his home state for the final time, was a perfect 4-4 from three point range and had a team best 14. Support came inside from Hummer (11 points, four assists), Brendan Connolly (11 points, five assists) and Denton Koon with 10 off the bench.

Princeton unselfishly dished out 25 assists via 11 different sets of hands.

“We were really trying to emphasize that. I thought across the board everybody shared the ball nicely,” said Tiger head man Mitch Henderson.

All 14 players in uniform saw the court as Clay Wilson and Brian Fabrizius both recorded their first collegiate baskets.

Freshman John Golden has 21 for the Big Green including a series of impressive throw downs.

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YouTube potpourri LXII.

Here's the latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Above, Harvard's highlight package out of last night.

Five additional clips after the jump.

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Saturday News:

Today's Game: Princeton (15-11 / 6-4) vs. Dartmouth (5-22 / 1-10)
Location: Leede Arena - Hanover, NH
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Radio: 103.3 fm WPRB
Series History: Princeton leads 141-61.
Last meeting: Princeton 59 Dartmouth 47 - 2/10/12

Princeton Dartmouth
7-2 Home Record 4-8
7-8 Away Record 1-12
1-1 Neutral Record 0-2
93 RPI 324
124 Sagarin 296
108 Pomeroy 292
65.2 Points / Game 57.6
62.1 Points Allowed / Game 62.5
.443 FG% .396
.664 FT% .699
.358 3PT FG% .344
33.4 Rebounds / Game 32.6
9.1 Off. Rebounds / Game         8.9
+0.0 Rebounding Margin -0.3
14.0 Assists / Game 9.9
12.5 Turnovers / Game 14.0
3.7 Blocks / Game 2.4
Hummer: 16.4 Points Brooks: 9.1
Hummer: 7.3 Rebounds Maldunas: 7.3
Bray: 3.8 Assists Trotter: 1.8
Bray: 1.6 Steals Rufful: 1.0
Hummer: 1.1 Blocks Maldunas: 1.3
Koon: .556 FG% (Min: 10 FGM) Brooks: .465
Saunders: .826 FT% (Min: 10 FTM) Melville: .842
Bray: .443 3PT FG% (Min: 10 3PTM)    Griffin: .402

Villanova vs. Georgetown - 2:00 pm ET - CBS
Richmond vs. Xavier - 8:00 pm ET - ESPN2
Northwestern vs. Penn State - 9:00 pm ET - ESPNU

Columbia vs. Brown - 6:00 pm ET
Penn vs. Harvard - 7:00 pm ET - ESPN3
Cornell vs. Yale - 7:00 pm ET

In addition to our recap, read about Princeton's loss at Harvard on, on Ivy Hoops Online, in the Harvard Crimson, in the Boston Herald, in the New York Times, on WEEI and on

Fairfield (17-12) lost a close decision at MAAC regular season champion Iona and saw guard Derek Needham go down with a left foot injury. The severity is as yet unknown.

This afternoon Georgetown hosts Villanova. The Hoyas are playing for stronger postseason seeding.

All Star center Roy Hibbert has undergone a journey from "project to masterpiece."

Xavier hosts Richmond.

The voice of Pete Carril still matters to Chris Mooney.

Northwestern plays at Penn State.

Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson joined 750 AM The Game.

Around the Ivy League: Zack Rosen scored his team's last 16 points as Penn (16-11 / 8-2) held off Dartmouth (5-22 / 1-10) by three. Cornell (11-14 / 6-4) won 69-63 at Brown (7-21 / 1-10). Yale (18-7 / 8-3) knocked off Columbia (14-13 / 3-8), 75-67.

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