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Ivy League Preseason Rankings, Awards Forecasts

This is the tightest race at the top that I can remember entering a season. For me, it comes down to a toss-up between three body parts tugging in three different directions: Continue reading

Ivy League Tournament Preview: #4 Penn vs. #1 Princeton

To steal a phrase from Joe Sheehan, the least important words of any preview are the last ones. As is customary, I’ll make a prediction at the bottom, but we know Championship Week is a crapshoot; the value of a preview is in setting the stage and showing how the game will be decided. Continue reading

NYC Buckets’ Ivy League Awards

With the 14-game Ivy League season fully in the books, it’s time to unveil our picks for the individual awards. This was the most wide-open year I can remember in several categories, so if you think we’re wrong, you’re probably not the only one. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Return of the Killer P’s

Last Week in the Ivy League: Princeton stayed perfect, while Penn stayed in the race. Columbia is reeling from an overtime collapse at Dartmouth, even after getting a reprieve in regulation by a fraction of a second. The first Ivy League Tournament is taking shape, and everyone is still arguing about it. Continue reading

Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Lions and Bulldogs Roar, #2BidIvy Watch Returns

Last Week in the Ivy League: Columbia got a huge sweep, moving solidly into the top four. Yale needed another exciting comeback to top Brown. AJ Brodeur led Penn to its first Big 5 win, closing non-conference play in the Ancient Eight. Continue reading

Yale 68, Penn 60: Shooting The Ball Still Important

Penn, as it has done for most of the season, battled hard Friday night against defending Ivy League champion Yale, winning a good majority of the loose balls and making the Bulldogs work for everything they got on the offensive end.

The Quakers also went more than 20 minutes without turning the ball over and had just nine for the contest.

But in the end, you only get points for putting the ball in the basket, and Penn just couldn’t do enough of it in a frustrating 68-60 loss at The Palestra.

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Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Previewing Conference Play

Last Week in the Ivy League: In the last full week before conference play, the Ancient Eight lost a spontaneous #AEIvyChallenge (which I demand royalties for). Dartmouth continued its turnaround with a wild win. Columbia lost to Miami and Albany, but Nate Hickman became TSA-worker-level famous. Continue reading

Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Penn’s Big Win, Princeton’s Injury Woes

What Happened Last Week: Penn got its biggest win of the Steve Donahue era. Princeton is down another starter. Dartmouth’s ignominious streak ended. Nearly half the league rested, what with finals and all that annoying stuff. Continue reading