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Tuesday News:

Today's Game: Princeton (12-14 / 7-6) vs. Penn (10-17 / 6-7)
Location: The Palestra - Philadelphia, PA
Time: 8:00 pm ET
Radio: 103.3 fm WPRB
TV: Comcast Network
Series History: Penn leads 122-97.
Last meeting: Penn 62 Princeton 55 (OT) - 2/17/09.

Princeton Penn
8-6 Home Record 3-9
4-8 Away Record 6-8
0-0 Neutral Record 1-0
289 RPI 251
277 Sagarin 272
261 Pomeroy 263
57.8 Points / Game 65.9
57.3 Points Allowed / Game 69.5
.430 FG% .416
.744 FT% .684
.371 3PT FG% .315
30.7 Rebounds / Game 33.1
7.7 Off. Rebounds / Game         9.9
11.1 Assists / Game 14.5
13.1 Turnovers / Game 14.1
3.0 Blocks / Game 3.0
Davis: 12.4 Points Bernardini: 13.7
Finley, Buczak: 4.2 Rebounds Eggleston: 6.0
Schroeder: 2.9 Assists Rosen: 5.0
Mavraides: 1.1 Steals Bernardini: 1.4
Saunders: 0.8 Blocks Lewis: 1.0
Buczak: .552 FG% (Min: 10 FGM) Lewis: .500
Maddox: .836 FT% (Min: 10 FTM) Rosen: .819
Schroeder: .512 3PT FG% (Min: 10 3PTM) Belcore: .431

Georgetown vs. St. John's - 2:00 pm ET - Big East Tournament -

It appears the Trentonian is the only paper to preview tonight's game.

Douglas Davis made the Honor Roll of the final Ivy Weekly Basketball Awards of the season.

Georgetown gets a second shot at St. John's this afternoon in the first round of the Big East Tournament.

Jon Hlafter said,

March 10, 2009 @ 4:18 pm

Jon - why do you think that only the Trentonian previewed tonight's game? Is it a matter of lack of excitement for the end of the season, or do you think it is a symptom of the general decline of New Jersey's newspapers (you've previously mentioned that sideline reports have been missing from a number of games)? It's a shame - the year has been a good step forward for this Tiger team.

On the flip side, I'm happy to enjoy a reprieve from the terrible Daily Princetonian/Pennsylvanian articles that were a fixture of prior years' day-of Penn/Princeton game coverage.

Stuart Schulman said,

March 10, 2009 @ 6:10 pm

Anyone know whether Comcast Network is streaming live, as CN8 used to do? I have had no success finding a live stream on the csnphilly site.

Jon Solomon said,

March 11, 2009 @ 10:15 am


The state of local papers is a mess. The Trenton Times runs almost exclusively AP write-ups of out-of-town games and did not even send a reporter to cover Rider in the MAAC tournament. They've bought out almost everyone at the paper, so there aren't enough bodies to cover all the games of interest. A shame, as what I feel was once a quality publication is now merely a glorified leaflet.

Joe at The Trentonian has done an excellent job with being a consistent voice at Princeton's home games and I appreciate that he's consistently written game previews all season long, but the Trentonian's focus is more on high school sports and they never sent anyone on the road this year.

It was shocking (and somewhat depressing) that the only central NJ reporter in the media room last night after the game was myself. Usually the Town Topics and/or the Princeton Packet will send someone out of ceremony. I believe both tried last year during the ice storm that preceded the game at the Palestra, but could not battle through the elements.

Even the Daily Princetonian did not send anyone to the game, while WPRB deserves credit for having a student broadcast of Princeton/Penn in addition to John Sadak's call.

Then again, I can't think of a road game where I was accompanied by another NJ member of the media during postgame this season (but I could be mistaken). This lack of coverage has been consistent - A 4-0 Ivy start did not get anyone else to New Haven, much like a slim chance of an Ivy title didn't get reporters to Columbia.


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