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Tiger bobblehead.

With no advance warning that I was aware of, Princeton held one of the all-time best giveaways at Jadwin Gym on Saturday night*.

Select fans with a "golden ticket" in their programs received a bobblehead of the Princeton Tiger wearing a Konrad Wysocki jersey courtesy Princeton Dining Services.

Speaking of the Tiger mascot, where has he/she/it been all season? Several people have asked me this question. Not at basketball games to the best of my knowledge. Perhaps they were accidentally abandoned in Tampa during the NCAA Tournament? This is the last sighting I can think of.

I've created a spot on the mantle for this lil' guy in-between my Willie The Wildcat football bobblehead and a special soda bottle brewed up to celebrate the improbable Ivy title for the 2000-01 Princeton men’s basketball team.

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Monday News:

Fairfield vs. Marist - 7:00 pm ET

Pete Carril is profiled in the Trenton Times.

The Daily Princetonian, the Columbia Spectator and the Cornell Daily Sun review last weekend's action.

There's also a photo essay dedicated to Ian Hummer's dunk in the Princeton student paper.

Fairfield makes up their postponed trip to Marist tonight.

Another Jeremy Lin article looking at how he has made the Ivy League proud talked with Sydney Johnson.

SportsProf took a spur of the moment to visit Jadwin Gym on Saturday night.

It seems that the coaching career of Fletcher Arritt will end with games versus the Princeton J.V.

Sunday News:

In addition to our recap, read about the Tigers' win versus Cornell on, in the Trentonian and on

The Trentonian also finally published their story from the Columbia game on-line.

Watch an ESPNU piece on Friday's win here.

Pete Carril is quoted extensively in an article on Jeremy Lin.

The late 1960s and early 1970s were a golden age for Ivy League basketball.

Princeton recruit Steven Cook scored 10 points in New Trier's victory over #14 St. Rita at the City-Suburban Showdown.

Listen to Sydney Johnson talk about the retirement of Fork Union Military Academy coach Fletcher Arritt.

Fairfield (16-11) turned an 18 point second half deficit into a one point lead with just over two minutes to go but Wisconsin-Milwaukee scored the game's final five points.

In front of a sell out crowd, Richmond (14-14) held off Charlotte, 53-52.

Denver (20-8) made 16 three pointers in a 76-57 rout of Louisiana-Monroe.

Leading wire to wire, Georgetown (20-5) clamped down on Providence, 63-53. Hoya Prospectus crunches the numbers.

John Shurna set the Northwestern (16-10) scoring record but more importantly the Wildcats defeated Minnesota by 11.

Cal beat Oregon State (15-12) in Berkeley, 77-63.

Around the Ivy League: A well-designed lob play by Miles Cartwright to Fran Dougherty with less than a second left in overtime gave Penn (15-11 / 7-2) a 61-59 victory over Columbia (14-12 / 3-7) at The Palestra. Dartmouth (5-21 / 1-9) closed on a 15-3 run for their first conference victory over Brown (7-20 / 1-9) by five. Harvard (23-3 / 9-1) won their 27th straight at home with a 66-51 decision against Yale (17-7 / 7-3).

Cornell pictures.

Photos from today’s game courtesy Robert Solomon.

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Ian Hummer's dunk.

Here it is.

Ian Hummer throws a dunk down with his left hand over Cornell's Johnathan Gray.


Princeton 75 Cornell 57.

Box Score : HD Box Score

Postgame audio - Coach Mitch Henderson, Patrick Saunders, T.J. Bray & Ian Hummer:

Of the 10 sour choices, January 13th was the night this season Princeton wished most they could have back. Missing more than their fair share of clean jump shots and unable to take advantage of late opportunities to rally on the road past the Big Red, the Tigers fell 67-59 to open their Ivy League schedule.

“The guys understood that this was a game up in Ithaca – and all credit goes to Cornell – where we really did not feel good about how we played,” Head coach Mitch Henderson admitted.

This evening at Jadwin Gym was poles apart.

“We looked like a completely different bunch,” Henderson said. “I’ve watched that Cornell game probably five or 10 times now. I just don’t recognize us up there. This was a little bit more of who we really are tonight.”

After scoring on their final 12 possessions to finish Columbia off on Friday night, Princeton picked up right where they concluded. The Tigers had five baskets from five different players their first five times down the court.

“I thought we brought a lot of energy right from the tip,” said junior forward Ian Hummer. “We just kept it going all night and tried not to hit a wall.”

While Cornell was able to keep pace offensively for the initial seven minutes, Princeton never let up as they shot 69.2% in the opening frame and maintained a double digit lead over the night’s final 27:47.

“We knew if we came out in the second half and really put our foot to the pedal we would be fine,” Hummer added.

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Saturday News:

Today's Game: Cornell (10-13 / 5-4) vs. Princeton (14-10 / 5-3)
Location: Jadwin Gym - Princeton, NJ
Time: 6:00 pm ET
Radio: 103.3 fm WPRB
Series History: Princeton leads 136-79.
Last meeting: Cornell 67 Princeton 59 - 1/13/12

Cornell Princeton
9-2 Home Record 6-2
1-11 Away Record 7-7
0-0 Neutral Record 1-1
186 RPI 96
191 Sagarin 131
183 Pomeroy 117
66.7 Points / Game 64.8
68.0 Points Allowed / Game 62.1
.415 FG% .438
.675 FT% .662
.342 3PT FG% .349
32.6 Rebounds / Game 33.7
8.5 Off. Rebounds / Game         9.3
-6.1 Rebounding Margin -0.4
14.0 Assists / Game 13.8
13.6 Turnovers / Game 12.3
3.3 Blocks / Game 3.8
Ferry: 11.6 Points Hummer: 16.7
Miller: 6.2 Rebounds Hummer: 7.7
Wroblewski: 5.4 Assists Bray: 3.7
Wroblewski: 1.8 Steals Bray: 1.6
Miller: 1.8 Blocks Hummer: 1.1
Chemerinski: .660 FG% (Min: 10 FGM) Koon: .538
Wroblewski: .865 FT% (Min: 5 FTM) Saunders: .800
Ferry: .403 3PT FG% (Min: 10 3PTM)    Bray: .429

Fairfield vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee - 4:00 pm ET
Charlotte vs. Richmond - 6:00 pm ET
Louisiana-Monroe vs. Denver - 6:00 pm ET
Georgetown vs. Providence - 7:00 pm ET - ESPN3
Minnesota vs. Northwestern - 7:00 pm ET - Big Ten Network
Oregon State vs. Cal - 10:00 pm ET

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

In addition to our recap, read about Princeton's third consecutive conference victory on, in the Daily Princetonian and on The area's two daily newspaper's appear to not have covered the game.

Here is a lone preview of tonight's contest.

Fairfield visits Wisconsin-Milwaukee as part of Bracketbuster Saturday.

Charlotte heads to Richmond.

Denver hosts Louisiana-Monroe. The Pioneers are potentially pushing towards the NCAA Tournament.

Working towards a double bye in the Big East Tournament, Georgetown plays at Providence.

In something close to a must win game, Northwestern welcomes Minnesota to Welsh-Ryan Arena. John Shurna is on the brink of becoming the Wildcats' all time scoring leader.

Oregon State looks for a season sweep of Cal.

Aris Thessaloniki (via Google Translate) writes of the success Dan Mavraides had versus Jeremy Lin. Sean Gregory adds a few more words on Lin for Time.

Around the Ivy League: Zack Rosen willed Penn (14-11 / 6-2) to a 73-66 victory over Cornell (10-13 / 5-4) at The Palestra. On the strength of a 20-0 first half run, Harvard (22-3 / 8-1) defeated Brown (7-19 / 1-8) by 27. Yale (17-6 / 7-2) won 70-61 at Dartmouth (4-21 / 0-9).

Columbia pictures.

Photos from today’s game courtesy Robert Solomon (and his fancy new camera).

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Princeton 77 Columbia 66.

Box Score : HD Box Score

Postgame audio - Coach Mitch Henderson, Douglas Davis & Mack Darrow:

While one of his teammates previously nicknamed him “The Mack-sheen” (which sounds better than it reads) it might be time to start calling Princeton’s junior forward Knack Darrow.

On Friday night versus Columbia, Darrow had the knack in his team’s 77-66 win.

The knack to make big plays, as he did at the end of the first half with a steal and a three point shot in the final 17 seconds to tie the game at 27.

The knack to convert big baskets, like the one he hit from the top of the arc with 12:22 left in the second half to place the Tigers in front for good.

The knack to grab offensive boards to keep possessions alive. Princeton scored a staggering 12 straight occasions with the ball to end the game and Darrow preserved the pill for the orange and black three times due to putbacks crashing the glass.

The knack to make important free throws. Darrow was a perfect 9-9 at the line as Princeton kept Columbia at a three possession length the final 8:55.

By the end Darrow had a career high 19 points and eight rebounds.

“Mack is our most efficient player by far,” said Princeton head coach Mitch Henderson, a self-professed ‘numbers guy.’ “He makes everybody better.”

Lost in this performance was Douglas Davis’ 20 tally output wherein he caught and passed assistant coach Brian Earl for fifth on Princeton’s scoring list.

Ian Hummer started slow but finished with 16 of his own at the close of the night.

Princeton’s defense took center Mark Cisco and guard Brian Barbour’s preferences away. While Barbour was scored 22 they weren’t an easy 22 (eight came during a desperate final three minutes) and Cisco was not a factor either scoring or rebounding.

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Princeton J.V. 64 Mercer 63.

Postgame audio - Coach Howie Levy:

Freshman center Bobby Garbade's righty hook shot bounced in at the buzzer to give the Princeton J.V. a one point victory over Howie Levy's Mercer County Community College Vikings (4-21).

It was, depending on your point of view, either the Tigers' third chance to win the game or MCCC's third chance to lose the game in the final seconds.

After the Vikings scored seven straight to pull even in the waning moments, Clay Wilson's far baseline pull up broke a 60-60 tie until Armando Davis promptly placed his team up one with a three point shot on the right wing.

Wilson, who connected eight times from behind the arc on his way to a game best 37 points, could not answer with a long trey try of his own and Mercer was fouled grabbing a rebound.

The front end of a one and one by Filip Sekulic with :10.9 showing came up short and the Tigers first nearly threw an inbounds mid court pass away that Chris Clement ran down in the corner fighting off his man with :04.5 on the clock.

After the subsequent time out, a deflected inbounds from Daniel Edwards drew another second down and to finish off a painful season for Levy's team in appropriately agonizing fashion Clement's inbounds lob to Garbade resulted in the game-winner from the middle of the lane.

Garbade had eight points, Edwards nine, Clement and Brian Fabrizus five each. No other Tigers - including Tom Noonan off the bench - scored.

Video of the exhibition's final moments after the jump.

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YouTube potpourri LX.

Here's the latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Above, John Thompson III meets the press in advance of Georgetown's game at Providence.

Six additional clips after the jump.

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Friday News:

Today's Game: Columbia (14-10 / 3-5) vs. Princeton (13-10 / 4-3)
Location: Jadwin Gym - Princeton, NJ
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Radio: 103.3 fm WPRB
Series History: Princeton leads 142-84.
Last meeting: Princeton 62 Columbia 58 - 1/14/12

Columbia Princeton
7-5 Home Record 5-2
5-5 Away Record 7-7
2-0 Neutral Record 1-1
159 RPI 102
171 Sagarin 135
162 Pomeroy 121
64.8 Points / Game 64.2
59.3 Points Allowed / Game 61.9
.426 FG% .435
.741 FT% .649
.366 3PT FG% .348
35.5 Rebounds / Game 33.9
10.1 Off. Rebounds / Game         9.3
+3.1 Rebounding Margin -0.6
12.8 Assists / Game 13.9
12.9 Turnovers / Game 12.4
2.3 Blocks / Game 3.8
Barbour: 15.3 Points Hummer: 16.7
Cisco: 7.3 Rebounds Hummer: 7.7
Barbour: 3.9 Assists Bray: 3.7
Lyles: 1.1 Steals Bray: 1.6
Cisco: 0.7 Blocks Hummer: 1.1
Cisco: .616 FG% (Min: 10 FGM) Koon: .557
Barbour: .908 FT% (Min: 5 FTM) Saunders: .800
Lyles: .436 3PT FG% (Min: 10 3PTM)    Bray: .433

MCCC vs. Princeton J.V. - 3:00 pm ET

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

The Daily Princetonian, the Columbia Spectator and the Cornell Daily Sun look at this weekend's games.

Ian Hummer poses a threat to the Lions' interior tonight.

Princeton is confident they're turning things around.

Georgetown coach John Thompson III is having fun working with his unselfish Hoyas.

Former Tiger Noah Savage is one of several players referenced in a piece about guarding Jeremy Lin in college.

With a 77-52 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette, Denver (19-8) matched a school record for DI victories.

Stanford stopped Oregon State (15-11), 87-82.

Mercer (4-20) fell 72-58 at Brookdale. Filip Seculic was one of three Vikings in double figures with 15. I'm looking forward to seeing Howie Levy's team go up against the Princeton J.V. this afternoon.

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