Ivy League Tournament Mini-Preview: #1 Harvard vs. #2 Penn

After a downright weird regular season, the Ivy League Tournament has given us a very normal final: #1-seed vs. #2-seed, co-champion vs. co-champion, Player of the Year against the presumed runner-up. Harvard and Penn split the season series, with each team winning in its home gym — and the rubber match will be at The Palestra, making the Quakers a small favorite on paper. Continue reading “Ivy League Tournament Mini-Preview: #1 Harvard vs. #2 Penn”

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#2 Penn 80, #3 Yale 57: Quakers Roll Into Ivy Final

Penn throttled Yale from start to finish on Saturday, cruising to an 80-57 win in the Ivy League Tournament semifinal. The Quakers are now 40 minutes from their first NCAA tournament bid in 11 years, and everything is lined up in their favor heading into tomorrow’s championship game — the culmination of three years of improvement under Steve Donahue. Continue reading “#2 Penn 80, #3 Yale 57: Quakers Roll Into Ivy Final”

#1 Harvard 74, #4 Cornell 55: Juzang, Crimson Outshoot Big Red

When he was a freshman, Christian Juzang watched all of Harvard’s first-ever Ivy League Tournament game from the bench. As the team’s fourth-string point guard (and the least-heralded of seven rookies in the Crimson’s nationally ranked recruiting class), Juzang didn’t play a meaningful minute in league play, and he could only watch as his team’s NCAA tournament hopes were dashed in an upset loss to Yale. Continue reading “#1 Harvard 74, #4 Cornell 55: Juzang, Crimson Outshoot Big Red”

Baker Dunleavy’s First Year At Quinnipiac A Success

Even from his first day on the job, Baker Dunleavy set conservative goals for his Quinnipiac Bobcats. The former Villanova Associate Head Coach smartly declined to set a strict win-loss goal for his first year at the helm of his own program, instead opting for a more abstract yet attainable goal. Continue reading “Baker Dunleavy’s First Year At Quinnipiac A Success”

St. John’s Falls to Xavier, Turns Attention Toward 2018-19

National Player of the Year candidate Trevon Bluiett would hear nothing of a first round scare. The Musketeers’ star scored 18 of his game-high 27 points after the break as top-seeded Xavier ousted St. John’s 88-60 in the quarterfinal round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Continue reading “St. John’s Falls to Xavier, Turns Attention Toward 2018-19”