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Thursday News:

Texas Southern vs. Northwestern - 8:00 pm ET
Howard vs. Oregon State - 10:00 pm ET

In addition to our recap, read about Princeton's win at the buzzer over Rider on, in the Trentonian, in the Trenton Times, in the Daily Princetonian and on

There's a great shot of Mack Darrow's game winner mid-flight here.

The Town Topics files a report on last week's Rutgers game.

Richmond (6-4) fell short versus Iona, 88-79.

Shaking off a slow start, Denver (7-2) won by five at Northern Colorado.

Oregon State hosts Howard.

Playing three games in four days after 11 days off, Northwestern hosts Texas Southern. Wildcats head coach Bill Carmody (.mp3) recently visited with WGN.

Thinking a bit about Princeton and buzzer beaters as I dozed off last night, I could come up with four in the past decade: Darrow's shot, of course Doug Davis in the Ivy playoff less than a year ago, Ed Persia's 80' hurl at Monmouth and Kyle Wente's off-balance trey at Harvard. What are some other times the Tigers won or lost a game on a basket with no time on the clock?

Did one occur between Wente and Tim Legler's three at the horn for La Salle in 1987? If it did I'm drawing a blank.

Coco said,

December 15, 2011 @ 11:28 am

Dunno about bona fide buzzer beaters (other than Indiana vs KY on Saturday) but let us not forget that the Rutgers game this year would have had a different outcome without Ian Hummer's very late bucket. Then there is the NC State loss, which could have been different. Ditto Elon.

Clearly this team continues to search for its identity, its leadership & grittiness, and more consistency. That's why the non-conference schedule is so important. And challenging.

Stuart Schulman said,

December 15, 2011 @ 11:44 am

Lewullis' shot in that scrimmage? :-)

Jon Solomon said,

December 15, 2011 @ 11:50 am

Stuart, that's a great (though ineligible) one and leads me to the following (recent) anecdote:

I had to stop by Jadwin a couple weeks ago just as Princeton was finishing practice. The Tigers huddled at center court to get a few final words from Mitch Henderson and broke off. As soon as the circle was broken Brian Earl picked up a basketball, turned to the north basket and hit a shot from half court like it was nothing at all. Didn't even flinch when it went in.


Sean Gregory said,

December 15, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

In Providence, Brown's Eric Blackiston hit a buzzer beater to beat the Tigers back in '95. Believe it gave Brown a one-point win.

Jon Solomon said,

December 15, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

Thanks, Sean. It was a 67-65 final in OT.


Jon Solomon said,

December 15, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

I've also been reminded of Hassan Duncombe's tip in of a missed free throw at the Palestra in 1990. 51-50 final for the Quakers. Ball hung on the rim and Duncombe got between two Tigers for the winner.

Patrick Ying said,

December 16, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

I would have thought there were more, but memory plays tricks.
Scott Greenman's drive and dish to Conway left a tick on the clock, and Noah Savage's winner against Harvard left 0.2 seconds.

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