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Saturday News:

Princeton recruit Henry Caruso was named the Daily News' Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

Yesterday I posted about Luke Owings and his involvement with the Fullbridge Program. Owings adds that "Anyone who wants to learn more about the company or about the coaching role, please reach out to me. I'm always looking to contract out coaches and I can't imagine a richer network for that than the Princeton basketball one."

The Chicago Tribune writes that a Deerfield High School guard's senior season was "a precursor to his involvement in college basketball, which will begin at either Harvard, Princeton or La Salle." I'm not sure what that wording means.

Friday News:

While it doesn't directly tie to basketball, I still wanted to acknowledge the death of Rabbi Jim Diamond, who was killed yesterday in a bizarre accident.

I knew Rabbi Diamond as a fellow WPRB DJ, through his friendship with my parents and from interviewing him about the late Marvin Bressler two years ago.

(He described Marvin perfectly with the line "He was a profound and responsible skeptic.")

Diamond was also Professor Bressler's choice to lead his funeral ceremony and it was Diamond who permitted the beautiful gesture of Bressler being buried with a basketball to occur.

Rabbi Diamond was a friend to many at Princeton and a kind, funny man. My condolences.

A funeral is scheduled for Sunday at 1:00 pm ET at the Jewish Center in Princeton.

Luke Owings is part of a piece about the Fullbridge Program.

Princeton over UCLA makes a Sports Illustrated list of biggest NCAA Tournament upsets.

Thursday News:

Is Georgetown actually the victim of The Curse of Kit Mueller?!

Northwestern made it official, hiring Duke assistant Chris Collins to replace Bill Carmody as the Wildcats' new head coach.

Princeton assistant Dan Geriot advanced to the second round of the Fashionable 4's assistant coach bracket.

Check out the Tigers' Chris Clement with a brief commentary at the 73 minute mark of yesterday's GameChangersLive.

Wednesday News:

Ian Hummer was named First Team All-District 13 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

As expected, the Nationals gave Chris Young his release yesterday. It sounds like a good number of other teams are interested in Young's services but the Mets apparently are not one of them.

Tuesday News:

Will Barrett is among the Princeton players talking about getting back to work after the conclusion of the season.

In a game with 15 ties and 16 lead changes, Richmond (19-15) lost 57-51 at Wright State in the CBI quarterfinals.

Following four effective innings in his final spring training start, it appears Chris Young will opt out of his minor league deal with the Washington Nationals.

Thomas Boswell has ideas on how to reverse Georgetown's recent postseason misfortunes.

Did you know that as a senior Ian Hummer was one of 15 players nationally raked in the Top 50 for usage who also had an offensive rating greater than 109.5?

Researching when the last time was an All-State player from New Jersey was heading to play basketball at Princeton, I came across this 1995 article about the toughening of Brian Earl during practice before the start of his freshman campaign.

Monday News:

Monday, March 25
Richmond vs. Wright State
CBI - 7:00 pm ET

Princeton recruit Spencer Weisz is your Essex County Player of the Year.

Richmond is the last Carril Cradle team standing, visiting Wright State for the CBI quarterfinals.

Sunday News:

Monday, March 25
Richmond vs. Wright State
CBI - 7:00 pm ET

John Thompson III is confident Georgetown will "hang another big banner" someday.

Princeton recruit Spencer Weisz picked up a trio of honors from the Star Ledger including Second Team All-State. Fellow future Tiger Hashim Moore was also named Third Team All-Prep.

Around the Ivy League: Harvard (20-10 / 11-3) missed their first 13 field goal attempts, fell behind Arizona 17-2 and never recovered. The Wildcats ended the Crimson's season, 74-51.

On Princeton basketball, "punk rock" and Georgetown.

Let's call it 1987. That's the year I fell in love with two things that couldn't be more diametrically opposed to most - Princeton basketball and "punk rock."

There's hardly ever any crossover in this Venn diagram, but I've strived subsequently to figure out what initially drew me to such disparate interests that have since consumed my life.

The answer became clear last night as I watched fifteenth seed Florida Gulf Coast - a school younger than some members of its roster best-known in Ivy League circles for a 60-30 victory over Penn in 2007 as the Eagles were mid-transition to Division I status - defeat vaunted Georgetown in the NCAA Tournament.

Loving the ethos of punk and loving the beauty of Princeton basketball shares one distinct commonality – championing the underdog.

Which brings me back to Georgetown.

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Saturday News:

Saturday, March 23
(14) Harvard vs. (6) Arizona
NCAA - 6:10 pm ET - TNT

Monday, March 25
Richmond vs. Wright State
CBI - 7:00 pm ET

Georgetown was stunned by 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast 78-68, leaving the Hoyas once again searching for answers at this time of year.

I was asked in the elevator after the game if this was the biggest round of 64 upset in NCAA Tournament history. What do you think, especially compared to the other six times a second seed has gone down in their opening contest of the bracket?

Former Princeton player, former Knicks captain, jump shot innovator, broadcaster and Official Greeter for the City of New York Bud Palmer passed away at the age of 91. Palmer had a varied, interesting life. May be all be so lucky.

CBS Sports Network has added Craig Robinson to their studio coverage of the big dance.

Former Penn Quaker Stephen Danley has an interesting piece about scouting in March Madness and how that relates to Harvard and New Mexico, Florida Gulf Coast and how the Quakers used to prepare for Princeton as well.

FGCU 78 Georgetown 68.

Box Score : HD Box Score

Postgame audio from Coach John Thompson III, Nate Lubick, Markel Starks and Otto Porter can be found after the jump. I have something different than my usual recap planned, but that will have to wait until the morning.

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Friday News:

Friday, March 22
(15) Florida Gulf Coast vs. (2) Georgetown
NCAA - 6:50 pm ET - TBS

Saturday, March 23
(14) Harvard vs. (6) Arizona
NCAA - 6:10 pm ET - TNT

Monday, March 25
Richmond vs. Wright State
CBI - 7:00 pm ET

Princeton recruit Steven Cook took home First Team All-Area status from the Chicago Sun-Times.

Future Tiger Amir Bell was named Second Team All-Area by the Home News Tribune.

Chris Young threw five shutout innings for Washington, which could serve significant as Young's opt-out clause kicks in on Sunday.

Greed is good for Kareem Maddox.

Denver (22-10) was running circles around Maryland in the NIT, leading 48-39 with less than nine minutes remaining. A flagrant elbow on the Pioneers combined with the Terrapins switching to a smaller lineup down the stretch led to a game-closing 23-4 run. Joe Scott's team fell 62-52, concluding their season.

Georgetown is looking to end recent tournament woes, beginning with tonight's contest versus Florida Gulf Coast.

Around the Ivy League: Harvard (20-9 / 11-3) did it. The Crimson surprised New Mexico 68-62 in the NCAA Tournament behind four starters in double figures, the school's first postseason victory. Watch the final seconds here.

Georgetown NCAA Press Conference.

I was able to duck down to the Wells Fargo Center this afternoon for a pair of Georgetown news conferences before the Hoyas held a sparsely attended open practice in advance of tomorrow's NCAA Tournament game versus Florida Gulf Coast.

Audio from John Thompson III and select players can be found after the jump.

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