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Thursday News:

LSU vs. Northwestern - 3:00 pm ET - Charleston Classic - ESPNU
Hampton vs. Richmond - 7:00 pm ET - Cancun Challenge
Fairfield vs. Minnesota - 7:00 pm ET - Big Ten Network
Southern Mississippi vs. Denver - 9:00 pm ET

Lyndon State vs. Yale - 7:00 pm ET
Penn vs. Rider - 7:00 pm ET

In addition to our recap, read about Princeton's last second loss to NC State on, in the Charlotte Observer, in the Daily Princetonian, on Fox Sports South, courtesy the Associated Press and on

You can watch a rebroadcast of the game here.

Konrad Wysocki is blogging for the Eurocup site.

Behind a career high 35 from Jared Cunningham, Oregon State (3-0) trumped Hofstra 82-72.

The Town Topics files their story on the Wagner game.

A Princeton recruiting target will wait until the spring to chose his college.

This afternoon Northwestern plays LSU in the first round of the Charleston Classic.

Fairfield visits Minnesota.

Chris Mooney and Richmond host Hampton. If I had planned my trip better I'd stop off for this game on the drive back from Raleigh!

Southern Miss heads to undefeated Denver.

Ivy Hoops Online reports that Brown freshman Rafael Maia has been ruled ineligible for the 2011-12 season.

Around the Ivy League: Princeton's next opponent, Buffalo, won at Cornell (1-2) by nine. In their home opener Dartmouth (0-2) could not hold a seven point halftime lead and fell 65-53 to Vermont.

George Clark said,

November 17, 2011 @ 9:43 am

NC State impressions: 1. No more "Panic In Princeton"(Ivy Hoops Online,11/15/11). 2. Henderson will be just fine, thank you. The Tigers played the game they needed to play on the road against a talented, strong and fast team. 3. After an abysmal second half scoring drought the Tigers were very much in the game down the stretch. The intensity lacking against Wagner was there all the way. 4. Holding NC State to 60 at home is a great thing. 5. Holding NC State to 60 at home and losing is bad. We had some very good looks, especially early, that we did not convert. If we shoot a little better at the FT line we win. 6. I hope DD can carry the load over the long haul, but we ought not count on it. He needs help. 7. Connolly needs something good to happen.

Adam Fox said,

November 17, 2011 @ 10:21 am

Tough game to lose. It seems DD is at his best when there is less than 1:00 on the clock...

We really need to get more aggressive on the glass....we were badly out-rebounded (in both games now), and that really shouldn't be acceptable given our size.

Matt Walter said,

November 17, 2011 @ 10:24 am

I'd like to add a few predictions/wishes to George's impressions that I believe will be the key to competing for the Ivy title this year:

8. TJ Bray will only get better and start adding 6-8 points a game which will really help DD. 9. Barrett will start to finish at the rim and become more and more Kareem-like as the season progresses. 10. Denton Koon will help us win a game this year (he looks very fluid and athletic for a freshman).

Daniel Mark said,

November 17, 2011 @ 11:46 am

I don't know Matt Walter, but I like him. We had a great crowd watching the game on the big screen in Whitman College (the new residential college, but you should know that), so hopefully Princeton student fan support is on the rise, too.

TigerHeel said,

November 17, 2011 @ 3:40 pm

I agree with Matt about Denton Koon. I like what I am seeing early. Any chance that Koon gets some run at the 3-slot or do Saunders and Barrett have that position cornered? At 6'8" Koon has the size to play the 3.

Good news about the students watching the game on the big screen at Whitman College. Let's hope they show up on Tuesday night for the home game against Elon. The Phoenix are no joke; they beat South Carolina earlier this week.

larry said,

November 17, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

George Clark's #7 needs to be underlined, and given a bold font. Other comments on this site talk about the need for a 3rd offensive option - that option has to be the 6'11 junior. Time to step up 44. Now, regarding Matt Walker's #9 - we can always hope.

Jon Solomon said,

November 17, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

It is nice to return from Raleigh and have all of these different comments to read.

George, I like the line "Connolly needs something good to happen."

He sure does. Hummer helped make some good things happen for BC in the second half yesterday but hopefully he can score on his own one on one against Buffalo. Would do wonders for both his confidence and the team.

Speaking of Buffalo, they return four starters from a 20+ win team. Will be a stern test.


Steven Postrel said,

November 17, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

I commented on the game post earlier that maybe some set plays for Connolly early in a game (or half) would help him get into the flow. If he knows that he's supposed to be the scorer it might make him less tentative, and that might carry over to the normal offense.

And the team definitely needs to cowboy up on the defensive boards. Forcing the opposition to take bad shots doesn't do much good if they get the rebound and an easy putback. Guys having the ball ripped out of their hands, guys not boxing out--that will doom the team if it goes on. It seems like as soon as the Georgetown influence departs from the bench, we go from being a good rebounding team to a poor one.

But--lots of hopeful signs and an overall encouraging performance. Nice, fluid, passing and movement off the ball.and some individual highlights. I still can't get a bead on Will Barrett, but he did more good stuff in this game than I've seen before. (I don't know if that's a function of getting more minutes or due to true improvement, but with a couple of fewer blown layups he'd be a hero today.) Ian Hummer seems to have gotten even better, and DD was sparkling. TJ Bray showed some nice passing and even a bit of scoring. Brendan Connolly had some very strong defensive sequences, and the team defense (gross of rebounding) was fairly good.

A home win against Buffalo would be a great tonic.

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