Inside this week: Wrapping up the regular season and handing out NYC Buckets’ individual awards. Don’t miss Ray’s dispatches from Cornell’s clinching victory and Columbia’s crushing defeat, and stay tuned later this week for in-depth Ivy League Tournament previews. Continue reading
They were traveling uphill all night, but there was a sense of hope for Columbia midway through the second half Friday as they were able to almost get their deficit to host Dartmouth to single digits. Miles Wright rose and his three-pointer was well long, only it took a strange carom, floating straight up toward the ceiling, and somehow fell straight through the hoop.
Of course, Columbia fans thought.
For the 18th straight season, Yale will finish in the top half of the Ivy League. Miye Oni lifted the Bulldogs (7-5) to an 83-73 victory at Columbia (5-7) on Saturday, continuing one of the Ancient Eight’s most remarkable streaks and clinching a spot in the four-team conference tournament. Continue reading
It was not pretty, but it was effective. Columbia defeated Brown 89-82 on Friday night at Levien Gymnasium despite not scoring a basket from the field for the final 7:33 of the game. Continue reading
Just three weeks ago, Princeton looked like a legitimate contender for the Ivy League title. The Tigers had blown out two of their first three conference opponents, they had won seven of nine D-I games overall, and a team full of shooters gave them the league’s most fearsome offense.
Just a game and a half ago, Princeton looked to be getting back on track. True, the Tigers had lost four straight games, but they had found their shooting stroke to lead Cornell by 22 points midway through the second half. Given the results around the league, they were about to pull back into a tie for fourth place with a good chance to get back to the conference tournament, where who knows what would happen? Continue reading
In practice leading up to Friday night’s game, Penn point guard Devon Goodman was not high on Columbia’s scouting report.
Goodman’s last competitive playing time had come a very long month ago — coincidentally, against the Lions — when he was scoreless in four ineffective minutes, finally losing his tenuous place in Penn’s rotation. Even in the Quakers’ practices this week, he was playing on the scout team, aping Columbia point guard Mike Smith. Continue reading
Harvard entered Friday night unbeaten in Ivy League play and coming off three straight away wins. Its road momentum continued early on, as the Crimson built a 15-point lead midway through the first half. But an offensive barrage from Columbia, plus a few key stops, completed a comeback that left the Lions with an 83-76 victory. Continue reading
This is what happens when it all goes right. Columbia was scorching hot on offense and constantly disrupted Cornell on its way to an 88-62 victory at Levien Gymnasium on Saturday night. Continue reading
Inside this week: The results were rather boring, as home favorites rolled throughout the league. But here are three thoughts on how it transpired: Continue reading