Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Contenders Emerge

Last Week in the Ivy League: Milestones and milestones. Harvard and Yale are on the rise, while Dartmouth is still winless. Princeton lost another big game, and will be without a starter, but at least Mitch Henderson got into the Hawaiian spirit. Continue reading “Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Contenders Emerge”

Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Viral Moments and Marquee Games

Last Week in the Ivy League: Brown went 3-0, and Mike Martin is self-aware. Penn played a big game, but not as big as Patrick Steeves’ homecoming. Yale fell off its hot pace. Columbia lost a close game, but what else is new? Continue reading “Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Viral Moments and Marquee Games”

Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Non-Conference Struggles

Last Week in the Ivy League: After losing several close games Saturday, the Ancient Eight are a combined 11-24 in D-I action. Though Nate Hickman had lots of heroics, Columbia got 88-83’d again. Harvard is reeling, Penn and Columbia took bad losses, and even Yale went winless. Continue reading “Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Non-Conference Struggles”

Ivy League Weekly Roundup: The Injury Monster Strikes Again

What Happened Last Week: Games started, but not before a season-changing injury. Yale upset another pack of Huskies despite missing two top players. Princeton fell short at BYU, and Harvard lost to Stanford on the other side of the world. Penn and Columbia looked like playoff contenders. Continue reading “Ivy League Weekly Roundup: The Injury Monster Strikes Again”

McLaughlin Has Centerpiece At Dartmouth, But What Else?

New Dartmouth coach Dave McLaughlin will not have to worry about the hardest part of building a college basketball team — finding a star. Evan Boudreaux can be penned into that role for the next three seasons, having earned Rookie of the Year honors by averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds in Ivy play this spring. But the rest of the Big Green’s roster is more enigmatic, leaving lots of room for McLaughlin to shape the rotation to his liking. Continue reading “McLaughlin Has Centerpiece At Dartmouth, But What Else?”

Princeton’s Title Hopes Dashed Despite Victory

Twenty minutes after Saturday’s game ended, as Princeton’s players were wandering out of locker room to mingle with friends and family, the lights briefly went out at Leede Arena. It was an apt metaphor for their Ivy League championship hopes: At that very moment, Yale was making free throws in the final minute at Columbia, securing the solo Ivy League title and the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Continue reading “Princeton’s Title Hopes Dashed Despite Victory”