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NIT Bracketology: February 27

Now this gets real. A number of mid-majors have determined their league champion. There’s only one week of major conference play remaining and the bracket is getting much clearer.

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Columbia 70, Penn 67: The Lions Survive For Another Weekend

Columbia has a new lease on life. A five-game losing streak put the Lions in a must-win situation on Saturday night against Penn if they wanted to have any chance of reaching the inaugural Ivy League tournament, but they did win and they do have hope.

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Evaluating Columbia At The Ivy League Halfway Point

Columbia enters this weekend’s trip to Harvard and Dartmouth at 4-4, two games clear of the rest of its competition for the fourth and final spot in the inaugural Ivy League Tournament.

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An NIT Selection Trends FAQ

During the course of NIT Bracketology I’m often asked a number of questions about the process. Using data I pulled from on NIT participants for the past five seasons I took at some trends I think would be most useful for current observers.

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NIT Bracketology: Feb. 13, 2017

Now it’s getting real. There is just a month until Selection Sunday and the resumes are starting to solidify.

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Columbia Holds Off Brown For Key Ivy League Victory

When Luke Petrasek jammed home another two points to put Columbia up by 24 points it appeared as if the Lions were going to coast to another Ivy League victory. It wasn’t quite that easy.

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Video Recap: Monmouth 71, Saint Peter’s 70 (OT)

Monmouth trailed by as many as eight points in the second half, but Justin Robinson scored the final 14 points of regulation as the Hawks came back and defeated Saint Peter’s 71-70 in overtime. Robinson finished with 29 points on the night he was honored for becoming Monmouth’s Division I scoring leader.

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NIT Bracketology: January 30, 2017

Now that it’s almost February, it’s time for another round of NIT Bracketology. This is the first official, hand-curated bracket from NYC Buckets this season.

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Columbia Holds Off Harvard

It was every Columbia fan’s recurring nightmare: Siyani Chambers was dribbling down the left-hand side of the court as the final seconds ticked away. And as he took a three from the left wing, the crowd at Levien Gymnasium collectively held its breath.

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Columbia’s Defense Stifles Dartmouth

Defense has unexpectedly become Columbia’s calling card, but it helped drive the Lions to a 66-54 victory over Dartmouth on Friday night at Levien Gymnasium.

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