Princeton 88, Columbia 83: A Sad Case Of Score Deja Vu

Kyle Smith looked down at the ground and shook his head as he walked alone back to the Columbia locker room. It was a game that the Lions head coach wouldn’t admit was a must win, even as his blank stare in the post game press conference told a different story. Continue reading “Princeton 88, Columbia 83: A Sad Case Of Score Deja Vu”

Ivy League Weekly Roundup: A 3-Team Race Emerges

What Happened Last Week: The top three contenders looked the part: Columbia stayed perfect, thanks to an Alex Rosenberg buzzer-beater. Yale did the same, but not without a scare from Princeton. Cornell got a surprising road sweep, while Harvard crashed and burned. Continue reading “Ivy League Weekly Roundup: A 3-Team Race Emerges”

Not Vintage, But Much Needed Win For Harvard Over Princeton

We all know that you don’t get any points from expectations because we’ve heard that from favorites forever, we rarely hear about the flip side of that theorem. You can’t lose any points for your perceived status either.

So while Harvard’s 75-72 win at Jadwin Gym over Princeton Friday night won’t silence many of the detractors who have seen the Crimson appear much more vulnerable than at any point in the last three seasons, and it certainly won’t get them back to a national ranking any time soon, it is indeed a victory and pushes the Crimson to 2-1 in the Ivy League, a game behind Yale with 11 still to go in the 14 game Ivy tournament (and two head-to-head meetings with the Bulldogs still left).

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Rivalry Not Quite The Same, But Princeton 1-0 In Ivy League

Newer fans to the Ivy League may not realize this, but sticking the Penn-Princeton (and Harvard-Dartmouth) games in a slot before the rest of the league starts in a new phenomenon. In fact, its only two years old, Princeton beat Penn on Jan. 12, 2013 to open their Ivy campaign. As early as the 2008-09 season, none of the Ivy teams began their conference campaigns before February.

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