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Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Nov. 30

What Happened Last Week: The Ivy League got off to a great start: Yale hung with Duke for a half, Penn and Columbia topped solid teams, and Princeton and Harvard beat D-I opponents by D-III scores. But the weekend was brutal for everyone not named Miles Wright.

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Albany junior Evan Singletary (photo courtesy: Steph Crandall)

Albany 88, Yale 54 : Three Thoughts

ALBANY, N.Y. – From his seat on the Yale bench, Justin Sears was constantly looking up the SEFCU Arena overhead scoreboard Sunday afternoon. Maybe he didn’t believe what he saw. Maybe he thought if he stared at long enough it would change. Or perhaps he just couldn’t watch what was actually happening on the court. […]

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Tyler Nelson (photo courtesy: Fairfield Athletics)

Fairfield 82, Columbia 81 (OT) : Break Up The Runnin’ Stags

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Kevin Degnan – at 6’8” and mostly a post player – had only seven career three-pointers, but there he was on the wing in front of a Fairfield fast break, picking a low pass off his ankles and drilling a three-pointer anyway. As the intimate crowd roared, Degnan gave a clapping Sydney […]

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Harvard 80, Bryant 45 : Three Thoughts

BOSTON – Sportswriters (and the world at large, to be honest) tend to make way too big a deal out of singular events, but if there was ever a statement as to the current (and future) power of the Ivy League, it was Harvard’s complete demolition of Bryant Wednesday night at Lavietes Pavilion. Having unfortunately […]

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Three Thoughts: Columbia 70, Wofford 59

The first half against Wofford didn’t go nearly the way Kyle Smith planned. Columbia opened the game with four straight turnovers and trailed at the break, but the Lions turned things around in the second half and defeated the Terriers 70-59 at Levien Gymnasium on Tuesday night.

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Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Nov. 23

What Happened Last Week: Columbia and Yale led most of their games at Northwestern and SMU, respectively, but couldn’t pull off upsets. Several teams forgot how to shoot free throws this weekend. Lehigh never wants to see the Ivy League again after being dominated by the Lions and Bulldogs. Penn improved to 3-0 for the […]

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Three Thoughts: Boston College 69, Harvard 56

Who is the best team in Massachusetts? For the last few years, the answer has been Harvard: The Crimson was a top-100 team nationally in each of the last five seasons, going 16-3 against their Bay State brethren in that time. But after Sunday’s 69-56 defeat at Boston College — on the heels of a […]

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Three Thoughts: Yale 99, Sacred Heart 77

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Anthony Latina was a little frustrated his team couldn’t have done a little better Monday night, but he knew that going up against a frontcourt like Yale was going to be difficult for his undersized team anyway. And without the injured Tevin Falzon and Matej Buovac – two players expected to […]

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Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Nov. 16

What Happened Last Week: All eight teams began the 2015-16 season, going a combined 6-4. Three of the losses came to major-conference teams and two wins were over D-III opponents, leaving the Ivy League 4-1 against mid-majors. Expected contenders Columbia, Yale and Princeton won their openers, and Penn kicked off the Steve Donahue era with a […]

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Three Thoughts: Providence 76, Harvard 64

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – You may have been distracted by the Kris Dunn Show Saturday night, and what a show it was. Seven steals in the first half, 25 points in the second and a stat line that needed a triple-take: 32 points, 8 steals, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. And Tommy Amaker said afterward he […]

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