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Friday News:

Tennessee vs. Georgetown - 6:30 pm ET - SEC/Big East Challenge - ESPN
Oregon State vs. Kansas - 8:00 pm ET - ESPN+

Will Barrett is profiled by the Daily Princetonian.

A HD box score has been added to our Wagner recap. Brian from Hoya Prospectus wrote that the Seahawks' opening 20 minutes "may have been the worst offensive half of basketball I've ever looked at."

The Full-Court Press runs back Wednesday's game.

Oregon State plays Kansas in Kansas City.

Jayhawks coach Bill Self and Craig Robinson have some history. They faced off in 1983 when Princeton beat Oklahoma State in the NCAA Tournament.

Earlier in the evening Georgetown will match up with Tennessee.

Around the Ivy League: Rafael Maia had 19 points and 15 rebounds as Brown (3-3) defeated Sacred Heart. Yale (2-6) lost 60-51 at home to Hartford.

Thursday News:

Hartford vs. Yale - 7:00 pm ET
Sacred Heart vs. Brown - 7:00 pm ET

In addition to our recap, read about Princeton's bitter loss at Wagner on, in the Trentonian, in the Staten Island Advance, in the Daily Princetonian and on

Needless to say the Seahawks have been winning ugly.

A guard from western Pennsylvania will attend a quarterback.

Here's a letter to the editor about Pete Carril attending last Saturday's game in Easton.

That Georgetown/Florida game which was called at halftime? It will not be resumed after all.

Overtime was kinder to Richmond (5-2), who needed two extra frames to defeat William & Mary.

Around the Ivy League: Columbia (4-3) lost a cross-county matchup versus LIU, 70-61. Stony Brook trumped Cornell (3-5) by a 76-53 count in Ithaca. Penn (2-5) ended a five game losing streak at the expense of Binghamton.

Wagner 48 Princeton 42 (OT).

Box Score : HD Box Score

There's a lot to digest and unfortunately what happened on Staten Island this evening is not going to taste very good for Princeton fans.

Wagner won a game they never led in regulation. Wagner won a game where they scored 14 points in the first half and Wagner won a game where they committed 21 turnovers.

Leading 38-31 with 5:10 left in a turgid contest, the Tigers were uncharacteristically unsettled against extended Seahawk pressure and when Princeton could get into offensive sets they were unable to work out what were once clean looks versus a dwindling shot clock.

A duo of backcourt turnovers by T.J. Bray resulted in four quick Wagner points and while Mack Darrow responded with two conversions at the line the Tigers would go scoreless until the final horn as Jonathon Williams' extended layup off the glass to his left was the only score on either side during the last two minutes.

Ian Hummer missed a pair of free throws with the game tied and :56.2 remaining.

Hummer admitted he tried to do too much to pull the result out for his team, scoring 11 points on an inefficient 5-20 shooting.

While Bray's scoop shot got Princeton back up early into the extra frame, Wagner scored the final eight points starting with an Orlando Parker layup and the rest coming off the line.

Down one with :49.3 remaining after the Seahawks took their long-delayed first lead of the night, Princeton went two-for-one with the ball and the results were an appropriate conclusion to the undoing.

Hummer traveled on a spin in traffic and following a second Wagner free throw an excellent, strong move by Hummer to separate from the defense concluded with an open, potentially-tying layup being left short at the rim.

The Seahawks closed out their home opener with four consecutive free throws.

“We talk a lot about making winning plays and we just couldn’t do it tonight,” said Tiger head coach Mitch Henderson. “I thought there were several moments where either a free throw or a made three – our defense was good enough – would have put us over the top.”

Princeton shot 7-29 from the field in the second half and OT (24.1%), 0-8 from three point range. A 6-13 performance at the free throw line was exceptionally costly.

Williams' 20 led all scorers.

Postgame audio and a full recap can be found after the jump.

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Wednesday News:

Today's Game: Princeton (2-3 / 0-0) vs. Wagner (1-3 / 0-0)
Location: Spiro Sports Center - Staten Island, NY
Time: 7:00 pm ET
Radio: 103.3 fm WPRB
Series History: Princeton leads 3-1.
Last meeting: Wagner 73 Princeton 57 - 11/12/11.

Princeton Wagner
0-2 Home Record 0-0
2-1 Away Record 1-3
0-0 Neutral Record 0-0
161 RPI 168
104 Sagarin 187
94 Pomeroy 140
60.0 Points / Game 56.8
60.8 Points Allowed / Game 65.8
.433 FG% .371
.726 FT% .675
.350 3PT FG% .283
29.0 Rebounds / Game 37.8
9.6 Off. Rebounds / Game         11.0
-2.2 Rebounding Margin -0.3
15.2 Assists / Game 9.0
14.4 Turnovers / Game 20.0
2.8 Blocks / Game 5.8
Hummer: 17.0 Points Williams: 17.5
Hummer, Bray: 5.2 Rebounds Williams: 7.5
Hummer: 5.6 Assists Ortiz: 3.5
Hummer: 2.2 Steals Ortiz: 2.5
Hummer: 1.1 Blocks Folahan: 2.8
Hummer: .567 FG% (Min: 10 FGA) Williams: .591
Koon: .900 FT% (Min: 10 FTA) Williams: .842
Barrett: .526 3PT FG% (Min: 10 3PTA)    Burton: .400

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

Columbia vs. LIU - 7:00 pm ET
Stony Brook vs. Cornell - 7:00 pm ET
Binghamton vs. Penn - 7:00 pm ET

There's an open thread for the Wagner game in the forum if you want to discuss this contest before/during/after. Fire up the forums!

Kudos to the Full-Court Press, who continues to regularly turn out the only other game previews this season.

Growing pains have hurt Wagner through four games.

The story of how UConn stole victory from Bill Bradley and Princeton in the 1964 NCAA Tournament.

Sean Gregory discusses the idea of allowing college athletes to major in sports.

How do you lose a basketball game by 20 while committing only four turnovers? Ask Northwestern (6-1) who lost 77-57 to Maryland in part because they were outrebounded 47-19.

Despite 29 from Derek Needham, Fairfield (3-4) dropped an 85-78 decision on the road at DePaul.

Denver (1-4) fell 61-50 at Southern Miss.

The Mercer game scheduled for yesterday evening was postponed.

Tonight Richmond hosts William & Mary.

Around the Ivy League: Harvard (2-3) lost 85-78 at home to Vermont. Dartmouth (1-3) connected on 11 three pointers but it wasn't enough versus Bucknell.

New Recruit - Henry Caruso.

It was October 31st when word first broke that 6'5" Serra High School senior Henry Caruso had verbally committed to Princeton, becoming the fifth member of Mitch Henderson's 2013 recruiting class.

Since then I've been stuck in an endless loop of phone tag with Caruso's high school coach Chuck Rapp. I was able to finally get Coach Rapp on the phone this afternoon and the conversation was well worth the wait. Rapp compared Caruso to another future Tiger he coached several years back who developed into an All-Ivy performer and shared a story about a key champion in Caruso's recruitment.

Quotes from our conversation plus links and videos featuring Caruso can all be found after the jump.

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Know! Your! Foe! - Wagner.

Let's get Know! Your! Foe! back on track with a preview of tomorrow evening's opponent - the Wagner Seahawks.

After starting 1-3 on the road, first year head coach Bashir Mason will finally get the chance to lead his team onto the floor at home. The Seahawks return four starters from a 25 win squad that shut down Princeton in last season's opener.

Wanting to learn more about this Tiger opponent, I talked with Staten Island Advance writer and Associated Press College Basketball Board member Cormac Gordon (still not pictured above) for the second straight season. A transcript of our conversation from earlier this morning can be found after the jump.

If you cover a team the Tigers will face down the line, let us know. I'd love to talk with you. I've reached out to a couple of Kent State people but am coming up dry.

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Tuesday News:

MCCC vs. Raritan - 7:00 pm ET
Denver vs. Southern Miss. - 8:00 pm ET
Fairfield vs. DePaul - 8:30 pm ET - ESPN3
Maryland vs. Northwestern - 9:15 pm ET - ACC/Big Ten Challenge - ESPN2

Vermont vs. Harvard - 7:00 pm ET - NBCSN
Dartmouth vs. Bucknell - 7:00 pm ET

Bill Bradley is the keynote speaker at the Basketball and American Culture Symposium in Austin, Texas on Thursday.

Not much of a surprise to see Ian Hummer representing Princeton on the Honor Roll of the Ivy League's weekly basketball release.

In a move with significant repercussions for Joe Scott's Pioneers, Denver is fleeing the WAC after just one season for a spot in the Summit League.

Tonight Denver visits Southern Miss, Northwestern hosts future fellow conference member Maryland and Fairfield travels to DePaul.

The latest edition of "Sit Down With Sydney" is embedded below.

Coach Mitch Henderson - 11/26/12.

In the latest installment of their weekly interview series, Princeton head coach Mitch Henderson and editor Jon Solomon sat down at Jadwin Gym prior to practice late Monday afternoon.

Henderson and Solomon discussed a wide range of topics including a detailed breakdown of Princeton's recent trio of games against Rutgers, Syracuse and Lafayette, Mack Darrow's start to his senior season, the insertion of Denton Koon into the starting lineup and if he's likely to stay there, Brendan Connolly's hustle plays against the Leopards, and T.J. Bray's latter-day return to form before concluding with a preview of this week's road games at Wagner and Kent State.

This exclusive Q&A available after the jump is 14:00+ in length.

I am aware that some (but oddly not all) subscribers who use Safari as their browser are having difficulties streaming these embedded files. While I continue to work on this issue please listen using the latest version of Firefox, Internet Explorer or Chrome - all browsers which have no reported problems. - JS

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YouTube potpourri LXXXIII.

Here's the latest collection of videos from various corners of the Princeton basketball family. Above, a snippet of courtside video at the Carrier Dome.

Seven additional videos follow after the jump.

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Cyber Monday News:

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The Full-Court Press runs back Princeton's victory over Lafayette.

There's a lovely write-up built around Saturday's contest on the Mid-Majority.

Princeton Alumni Weekly looks at some familiar trends to start the non-conference schedule.

A well-belated season preview of the Tigers also ran today.

Kareem Maddox had 16 points in Newcastle's BBL Cup first leg semifinal victory over the Plymouth Raiders. Maddox records a pair of dunks in these highlights from a different game versus Cheshire.

Avellino ended a three game losing streak with Dan Mavraides contributing eight off the bench.

Joe Burton scored a career high 21 as Oregon State (4-1) defeated Montana State, 78-65.

Everyone gets in.

In the final 34 seconds of Princeton's victory at Lafayette a number of Tigers saw their first varsity minutes - including Ameer Elbuluk (#12), Edo Lawrence (#33), Issac Serwanga (#25) and Mike Washington Jr. (#13) - so I decided to pick up my camera and film the action.

Not the most scintillating video ever shot but it does commemorate a big moment for four members of the roster.

Sunday News:

Montana State vs. Oregon State - 6:00 pm ET - Pac-12 Network

In addition to our recap, read about Princeton's success at Lafayette on, in the Trentonian, in the Express-Times, on City of Basketball Love and on

Georgetown (4-1) was somnambulant versus Mount St. Mary’s but pulled away in the second half for a 72-50 victory.

An incredible shooting performance from Tyler Brown's Illinois State was overcome by Northwestern (6-0) in overtime. The Wildcats took the South Padre Island Invitational title 72-69 and have won 21 consecutive November games.

Richmond (4-2) was winning by three at halftime but the last 20 minutes were all Ohio. The Spiders ultimately fell 73-48.

The Tigers' next opponent picked up their first win of the season yesterday but it sounds like it was anything but pretty.

Tonight Oregon State hosts Montana State.

Around the Ivy League: Dartmouth (1-2) lost 70-66 versus IPFW. Brown (2-3) was tripped in OT by St. Francis (NY.), 76-72. Yale (2-5) needed a pair of extra frames to finally get past Army by three. Cornell (3-4) won their second straight in Las Vegas, 84-78 over Longwood. Things did not go well for Columbia (4-2) out west as the Lions lost by 20 to San Francisco in the Hilltop Challenge's title game.

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