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Fordham pictures.

Photos from today's game courtesy Robert Solomon.

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Fordham 63 Princeton 60.

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"One less turnover.

One more block.

One more rebound and we have a totally different record.

Our record is what it is and we're playing the way we are but we need to change it."

- Ian Hummer

Unfortunately, a nagging feeling will pervade Princeton basketball games for the remainder of 2012-13 until there is a reason for it not to.

Like an increasingly uncomfortable itch on the back of your head that no amount of scratching can rectify, the prevailing sense that a lead of any size at any juncture could dissipate will loom.

A season that has already seen the 3-6 Tigers let an 18 point advantage with 13 minutes to go versus Northeastern get away, a 38-31 edge in the final 5:10 at Wagner disintegrate into overtime and a contest they led for 32 minutes of by as many as 13 turn Drexel’s way late found a new manner to deliver agony as a one win Fordham squad came from 10 points down in the final three minutes to further traumatize Princeton, 63-60.

“I am very surprised at this group and what happens to us at the end of games,” admitted head coach Mitch Henderson. “It is concerning and it starts from within. We have to change it.”

What made this loss especially agonizing was that a second half tactical decision on Henderson’s part started a 12-0 run that seemed to have provided Princeton with what should have been enough to secure the victory.

The rest of this recap plus postgame audio from Henderson, Hans Brase & Ian Hummer can be found after the jump.

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Saturday News:

Today's Game: Princeton (3-5 / 0-0) vs. Fordham (1-8 / 0-0)
Location: Barclays Center - Brooklyn, NY (Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival)
Time: 2:30 pm ET
Radio: 103.3 fm WPRB
TV: YES Network
Series History: Princeton leads 17-11.
Last meeting: Princeton 73 Fordham 61 - 11/26/08.

Princeton Fordham
0-3 Home Record 0-1
3-2 Away Record 0-5
0-0 Neutral Record 1-2
206 RPI 286
111 Sagarin 261
98 Pomeroy 247
57.6 Points / Game 62.0
58.2 Points Allowed / Game 73.9
.430 FG% .397
.667 FT% .647
.336 3PT FG% .299
29.5 Rebounds / Game 34.8
8.3 Off. Rebounds / Game         12.3
-2.3 Rebounding Margin -2.5
14.3 Assists / Game 12.1
14.6 Turnovers / Game 15.7
2.3 Blocks / Game 3.3
Hummer: 15.0 Points Frazier: 15.2
Hummer: 6.1 Rebounds Gaston: 8.7
Hummer: 4.9 Assists Frazier: 4.7
Bray: 2.5 Steals Gaston: 1.3
Hummer: 0.9 Blocks Gaston: 1.7
Connolly: .537 FG% (Min: 10 FGA) Canty: .582
Koon: .900 FT% (Min: 10 FTA) Frazier: .854
Barrett: .500 3PT FG% (Min: 10 3PTA)    Smith: .341

MCCC vs. CCBC - 8:00 am ET
Western Carolina vs. Georgetown - 12:00 pm ET - ESPN+
Stetson vs. Richmond - 6:00 pm ET
Nebraska-Omaha vs. Denver - 6:00 pm ET

Dartmouth vs. Arizona State - 3:00 pm ET - Pac-12 Network

Talk about this afternoon's matchup with Fordham before/during/after the action in the forum, perhaps?

I helped preview today's game over at Big Apple Buckets.

It sounds like Chris Gaston will be available for the Rams.

Princeton recruit Amir Bell scored 18 points as East Brunswick beat the state's top-ranked team.

Lousy news for Northwestern as Drew Crawford will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery. The silver lining is that Crawford is one game under the cutoff for a medical hardship waiver and should hopefully return for 2013-14.

Action picks back up today as Georgetown hosts Western Carolina, Richmond welcomes Stetson and Nebraska-Omaha visits Denver.

Friday News:

Mercer (7-3) won their weather-delayed contest with Raritan, 79-68. Mustafa El-Amin had 22 for the Vikings while Filip Sekulic added 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Clay Wilson fields questions from the Daily Princeton, who also preview tomorrow's game.

Future Tiger Steven Cook recorded a double-double in New Trier's victory over Waukegan. Some excellent photos in this article too.

Fellow 2013 recruit Spencer Weisz made MSG Varsity's list of the top high school basketball players to watch in the state of New Jersey.

John Thompson III has some quotes about the possible dissolution of the Big East.

Know! Your! Foe! - Fordham.

Princeton heads to Brooklyn on Saturday to face Fordham in the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival and Know! Your! Foe! is back with a preview of the Fordham Rams.

Joining the site this afternoon is John Templon from Big Apple Buckets, a fantastic, ever-expanding site covering teams from the five boroughs and beyond.

My questions and his responses follow after the jump. I'll be returning the favor with a few answers about Princeton on John's site shortly.

If you cover a team the Tigers will tackle down the line, let us know. I'd love to talk with you.

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Thursday News:

The 100th career victory for Craig Robinson came in the form of a 79-74 win by Oregon State (6-2) at Portland State.

Fairfield (6-5) broke open a two point game at halftime with an 18-5 run and were on their way against Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The Town Topics reviews Princeton's loss against Drexel.

There are some quotes from future Tiger Amir Bell in a preview of the East Brunswick Bears' season.

Around the Ivy League: Dartmouth (2-6) missed a pair of three pointers in the final three seconds and fell 52-50 at Vermont.

Coach Mitch Henderson - 12/12/12.

Princeton head coach Mitch Henderson and editor Jon Solomon met at Jadwin Gym before practice this afternoon to record the latest installment of their weekly interview series.

Henderson and Solomon reviewed Princeton’s home loss to Drexel in detail and previewed the Tigers' upcoming trip to Brooklyn where they will play Fordham in the Barclays Center.

This exclusive Q&A available after the jump is 10:00+ in length. You can catch up on all of this season's discussions here.

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Right on time.

Wednesday News:

UW-Milwaukee vs. Fairfield - 7:00 pm ET
Oregon State vs. Portland State - 10:30 pm ET - Comcast SportsNet NW

Dartmouth vs. Vermont - 7:00 pm ET

Fairfield hosts Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Oregon State travels to Portland State.

We already covered the Mercer victory over Princeton's J.V. last night. Filip Sekulic had 24 and Mustafa El-Amin 18 for the Vikings.

Around the Ivy League: A jumper by Siyani Chambers with four seconds left gave Harvard (5-4) a 65-64 victory over Boston University.

Mercer 60 Princeton J.V. 56.

Howie Levy jokingly called it "getting the monkey off his back," but for the first time in five meetings over the past five years the Mercer County Community College finally defeated Princeton' J.V.

Leading 33-32 in the second half, the Vikings (6-3) went on a 12-0 run sparked by the play of sophomore center Filip Sekulic, who recently accepted a full scholarship at Chestnut Hill College.

Sekulic had eight straight during this stretch, including a soft baseline jumper, a two-handed slam and a wild finish after bumping off of Princeton's Bobby Garbade in mid-air.

While some late three point shooting from the Tigers' Ameer Elbuluk helped his team close the deficit in the final minutes, MCCC held on at the free throw line.

Princeton's best chance came on a contested three from Mike Washington, Jr. at the top of the arc with the score favoring Mercer 49-46 with less than 2:45 remaining.

Postgame audio from Howie Levy, a scoring breakdown for the Tigers, some additional notes and even a video montage can all be found after the jump.

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Tuesday News:

MCCC vs. Princeton J.V. - 7:00 pm ET

Boston University vs. Harvard - 7:00 pm ET

Howie Levy wrote a great piece about returning to the Palestra as the head coach of Mercer County Community College.

The NCAA's list of the top 75 players in NCAA Tournament history includes Bill Bradley.

In his second year at Fairfield, Sydney Johnson is putting his stamp on the Stags.

Georgetown (8-1) had no issues with Longwood. The Hoyas distributed 25 assists and won easily, 89-53.

The signing of Dan Mavraides by Juve Caserta is now official. Mavraides took the floor with his new team and scored 12 off the bench in a loss to Enel Brindisi.

Kareem Maddox's most recent double-double came on his birthday. Maddox was named to the BBL Team of the Week.

Going halfsies with Ian Hummer.

As soon as the final buzzer sounded on Princeton's loss to Drexel, I knew that for my next statistical analysis I wanted to examine Ian Hummer's splits between first half and second half numbers through eight games.

Read on for details on how Hummer's opening frames in 2012-13 compare with what follows after intermission.

I'll use this space to also relay that Hummer shares the latest Ivy League Player of the Week honors with Wesley Saunders from Harvard.

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