Penn Women Leave No Doubt As Ivy Champions

Though 2017 marked the first year with an Ivy League Tournament, the situation felt mighty familiar to Princeton and Penn. By a combination of scheduling and fate, the Quakers and Tigers entered the final day of the regular season tied in the standings twice in the last three years — meaning their season-ending head-to-head contest […]

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#1 Princeton 71, #3 Yale 59: Tigers Are Dancing Again

Princeton’s 25th NCAA tournament bid was a long time coming. Over the course of Mitch Henderson’s first five seasons (2012-16), his Tigers had the Ivy League’s best scoring margin. But they never made the big dance, watching from home as Harvard and Yale earned every bid instead. Princeton had close calls, finishing one game back in […]

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Princeton Figures Out How To Win Inaugural Ivy League Championship

On Nov. 20, Princeton went to Lehigh and muddled its way through a mediocre performance, eventually getting nipped at the wire by a seemingly more motivated Lehigh team, 76-67. There were plenty of excuses to be had: the Tigers had just flown back from Utah and a season-opening loss to BYU, they had a poor shooting […]

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Early Thoughts On The NIT Bracket

Late last night as the clocks sprung forward I published my second to last NIT bracket of the season. In the past I’ve had a chance to write up some thoughts about the bracket, but that hasn’t been nearly as easy this season. But I did want to share some of my thinking at this […]

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Ivy League Final Mini-Preview: #3 Yale vs. #1 Princeton

We could’ve done this a year ago.

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Narrow March Margins Evident In Ivy League

Historians like to talk about the moments that changed the world, the ripple effect of small pieces of time and seemingly small twists of fate that eventually led to something much larger. Sports are a microcosm of life, at least sometimes. So consider this: with 2:33 left in Saturday’s first Ivy League Tournament (ever) semifinal, […]

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Ivy League Tournament Quadrupleheader Is Good For Fans

When I was a freshman writing for The Daily Princetonian in the fall of 2009, I was given the women’s basketball beat. It was hardly a marquee assignment at the time; I only ended up there because the men’s beat I really wanted was taken by seniors. After the meeting, a fellow freshman was complaining […]

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#3 Yale 73, #2 Harvard 71: Bulldogs Win Youth Battle

Let’s start with that Miye Oni dunk. If you’re reading this, you’ve almost surely seen it already, but you’ll click below to watch it again, because it was that good. Giving credit for the circumstances — 1:30 left in a one-possession game, national TV on Championship Week, and a chance to play for an NCAA […]

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#1 Princeton 72, #4 Penn 64 (OT): Stephens’ Putback Saves Tigers

The Princeton Offense is known for several things: Passing, cutting, shooting, spacing, you name it. One thing it is decidedly not known for is offensive rebounding. So it’s funny that the three biggest plays of the Tigers’ season have been second chances. The biggest of all came Saturday at The Palestra, where Myles Stephens picked […]

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A CIT and CBI Primer

As the brackets for the NCAA Tournament and National Invitational Tournament are set by the NCAA, there are 48 other teams getting ready to play postseason basketball.

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