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Thursday News:

Saturday, March 24th:
Mercer vs. Fairfield - 7:00 pm ET - CIT

Northwestern is officially bringing back Bill Carmody for a 13th season.

Fairfield (22-14) will play on into the CIT semifinals after a 67-61 win over Robert Morris. The Stags host Mercer University on Saturday night.

In the CBI, Oregon State (21-15) fell to conference foe Washington State by 17. The Cougars will play Pitt in the tournament's best-of-three finals beginning in Pullman, WA.

Prior to this game there was an article on how the Beavers hoped to make this postseason experience pay off financially.

The Town Topics wraps up Princeton's tilts versus Evansville and Pittsburgh.

Former Tiger John Smyth makes a list of best Westport-area players in the history of March Madness.

Tale Of The Tape - D. Davis vs. K. Mueller.

The career of Douglas Davis now complete, I can do what I've wanted to do for a good while now: Review the four year statistics of Davis '12 against those of the man he moved by into second place on Princeton's all-time scoring list, Kit Mueller '91.

You'll find a comprehensive stat-by-stat comparison after the jump, plus some quotes from Mueller on being surpassed by his Delco Pro-Am teammate Davis.

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Wednesday News:

Wednesday, March 21st:
Robert Morris vs. Fairfield - 7:00 pm ET - CIT
Washington State vs. Oregon State - 10:00 pm ET - CBI - HDNet

Fairfield hosts Robert Morris in the CIT quarterfinals tonight.

After a brief hiatus, Sit Down With Sydney is back.

Still playing as well is Oregon State who host Washington State in the CBI semis.

Second on Princeton's scoring list is more than enough for Douglas Davis.

Here is a junior from California who says he has been contacted by the Tigers' coaching staff.

Stephen Bardo says Bill Carmody deserves another year at Northwestern.

A lengthy piece titled The Last Wallflower follows NU during the past two months. It is a compelling read.

The Wildcats' John Shurna will take part in the Hampton Hotels Men's Three Point Contest at the Final Four.

Video: Doug Davis passes Kit Mueller.

With a second half three point shot, Douglas Davis passed Kit Mueller '91 for second place on Princeton's all-time scoring list.

Of course, my camera blurred out for this play but better to see it out of focus than not at all.

Tuesday News:

Wednesday, March 21st:
Robert Morris vs. Fairfield - 7:00 pm ET - CIT
Washington State vs. Oregon State - 10:00 pm ET - CBI - HDNet

In addition to our recap, read about Princeton's last game of the season on, in the Trentonian, in the Tribune-Review, in the Post-Gazette, on CBS Pittsburgh and on

Scoring 101, Oregon State (21-14) advanced to the College Basketball Invitational semifinals with a 20 point win over TCU.

Tim Doyle says that the plug should not be pulled on Bill Carmody.

Around the Ivy League: The season also ended for Penn (20-13), who lost to Butler 63-53 in the CBI.

Pitt pictures.

Photos from today’s game courtesy Robert Solomon.

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Pitt 82 Princeton 61.

Box Score : HD Box Score

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

Princeton’s year came to an unexpectedly undramatic end on Monday night in the second round of the College Basketball Invitational, as the Tigers fell by 21 at Pitt.

Everything that was attained easily six days previous in Evansville was exceptionally hard versus a Big East foe. Frustrated by the Panthers’ defense jumping out to snuff hand off screens and slice apart ball screens, Princeton played their opening 20 minutes with an uncharacteristic lack of poise and rightfully trailed 49-25 at the break.

Even when the ball was going in, such as a first half stretch where the Tigers made three consecutive shots behind the arc but still could not decrease the Panthers’ lead, Princeton was unable to slow, stop or delay a Pitt team that opened 8-14 from distance.

“We knew when [Pitt] scored points they were dangerous. Two games in a row, a team that makes just over five threes a game makes nine,” head coach Mitch Henderson said. “We just couldn’t handle that.”

Going inside with greater regularity after intermission, the Tigers turned a -26 crevasse into an 11 point deficit with more than seven minutes remaining but on a pair of possessions that could have drawn within single digits, quality looks from Ian Hummer and Brendan Connolly bounded out.

“I thought we played well for spurts in the second half, but they were better,” Henderson assessed.

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Monday News:

Today's Game: Princeton (20-11 / 10-4) vs. Pitt (18-16 / 5-13)
Location: Petersen Events Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Radio: 103.3 fm WPRB
Series History: Pitt leads 2-1.
Last meeting: Pitt 71 Princeton 62 - 12/31/62

Princeton Pitt
10-2 Home Record 12-7
9-8 Away Record 3-8
1-1 Neutral Record 3-1
79 RPI 97
99 Sagarin 73
76 Pomeroy 73
67.1 Points / Game 69.1
61.8 Points Allowed / Game 66.1
.463 FG% .453
.677 FT% .700
.376 3PT FG% .347
33.0 Rebounds / Game 36.5
8.4 Off. Rebounds / Game         13.9
+0.4 Rebounding Margin +6.7
14.5 Assists / Game 15.1
12.2 Turnovers / Game 13.3
3.9 Blocks / Game 2.8
Hummer: 16.2 Points Gibbs: 15.4
Hummer: 7.3 Rebounds Robinson: 6.7
Bray: 3.7 Assists Woodall: 6.0
Bray: 1.6 Steals Patterson: 1.1
Hummer: 1.2 Blocks Taylor: 0.8
Connolly: .563 FG% (Min: 10 FGM) Taylor: .572
Saunders: .826 FT% (Min: 10 FTM) Gibbs: .861
Davis: .412 3PT FG% (Min: 10 3PTM)    Patterson: .407

Monday, March 19th:
Butler vs. Penn – 8:00 pm ET – CBI – HDNet
TCU vs. Oregon State - 10:00 pm ET - CBI - HDNet

Wednesday, March 21st:
Robert Morris vs. Fairfield - 7:00 pm ET - CIT

A three point try by senior Jason Clark was off the mark at the horn and Georgetown (24-9) saw their season end with a 66-63 loss to NC State. Hoya Prospectus crunches the numbers.

Next year it appears the Hoyas will play a game on an aircraft carrier. Neat.

The campaign continues for Fairfield (21-14), who used a late second half push to defeat Manhattan 69-57 in the CIT. This sets up a "Penn vs. Princeton" meeting between Andy Toole's Robert Morris team and Sydney Johnson's Stags on Wednesday.

Ivy Hoops Online and the Pitt News preview tonight's postseason game. Plus there are apparently three keys to ending Princeton's season.

I took part in a cultural exchange with the site Pitt Blather, answering their questions about Princeton's team.

Should fans of the Panthers care about the College Basketball Invitational?

On the other side of the CBI bracket, Oregon State hosts TCU.

One new member away from our goal!

When started its fundraising campaign for the 2011-12 season back in September, a member goal was set for the first time in the history of this site.

As of today, we're one new subscriber away from hitting that magic number of 250.

Being someone who takes pride in accomplishing goals, I'd love it if a reader who is not a current site member could push us over the top.

Unsure about who we are, what we do or what your subscription goes towards? Read this piece, which I feel makes a compelling case to join the family.

A current student at Princeton or elsewhere at any educational level? You're entitled to 50% off a subscription. Just ask for a coupon code.

Still on the fence? Email me and I'll send you testimonials from satisfied active members who believe that offers the best, most comprehensive coverage of anyone tracking the Tigers and the rest of the "Carril Cradle."

Finally, if you want to spread the word to people you know, I won't stop you! Send them here.

This year (which isn't over yet) has been a very satisfying one to report on and reaching this total would be a great way to kick off another postseason drive to Pittsburgh and hopefully beyond.

Let's do this!


Jon Solomon

Sunday News:

Sunday, March 18th:
NC State (11) vs. Georgetown (3) - 12:15 pm ET - NCAA - CBS
Manhattan vs. Fairfield - 4:00 pm ET - CIT

Monday, March 19th:
Princeton vs. Pitt - 7:00 pm ET - CBI
Butler vs. Penn - 8:00 pm ET - CBI - HDNet

A long-awaited NCAA Tournament victory behind them, Georgetown plays NC State today with the winner advancing to the Sweet Sixteen.

Pete Carril is quoted in a piece on Hoyas big man Henry Sims.

At yesterday's press conference, John Thompson III referenced the end of Princeton's 1989 loss to Georgetown. It is better if you read what happened then if I spoil by explaining.

The future of Bill Carmody at Northwestern is up in the air.

Remember that Fairfield CIT game I mentioned yesterday? Uh, it is actually taking place today.

Know! Your! Foe! - Pitt.

When the second round CBI pairings were confirmed, I sent out several emails that evening to potential Know! Your! Foe! interview subjects and the only person who got back to me was Chas Rich (potentially pictured above) of Pitt Blather.

I'm glad he did. Rich tackled my preview questions admirably in advance of Pittsburgh hosting Princeton on Monday night. Our conversation follows after the jump.

If you cover a team the Tigers will face down the line, let us know. It would be great to talk with you.

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Saturday News:

Sunday, March 18th:
NC State (11) vs. Georgetown (3) - 12:15 pm ET - NCAA - CBS
Manhattan vs. Fairfield - 4:00 pm ET - CIT

Monday, March 19th:
Princeton vs. Pitt - 7:00 pm ET - CBI
Butler vs. Penn - 8:00 pm ET - CBI - HDNet

Georgetown (24-8) was solid defensively and executed well offensively in their first round NCAA Tournament game versus Belmont. The result was a 74-59 win as the Hoyas advanced to face NC State tomorrow afternoon. You can watch the full postgame press conference here. Hoya Prospectus crunches the numbers.

Late last night in the NIT, Northwestern (19-14) was unable to slow down Washington, the Wildcats' season ending 76-55.

The Trentonian and Cardiac Hill preview Monday's College Basketball Invitational game.

Here is an interesting report on how Penn was able to quickly raise the funds to host a pair of CBI matchups.

Fairfield hosts Manhattan on campus later today tomorrow in the CIT.

Princeton recruit Mike Washington, Jr. won a trip to the DECA national convention in Salt Lake City.

I missed until now that Dan Mavraides scored 12 points for Aris in a Greek Championship win over Kavala.

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