Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Preseason Rankings

Last Week in the Ivy League: Scrimmage season: Yale trounced a Big Ten team (just don’t ask which one). Penn got a transitive victory over Drexel. League play is two months away, but Princeton is already going after Columbia.

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Brian Earl Likely To Change Cornell’s Style

After a month-long search, Cornell hired former Princeton assistant Brian Earl this week to be its next head coach. Earl takes over a difficult situation; the Big Red has a spotty basketball history and spent the last six seasons below .500. But as one of the Ivy League’s most respected and longest-tenured assistants, he should bring much-needed change in a few areas. Continue reading “Brian Earl Likely To Change Cornell’s Style”

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”

Harvard 73, Princeton 71: Steeves Wounds Tigers’ Title Hopes

The clock at Lavietes Pavilion showed seven seconds, with Princeton inbounding under its own basket down by two points. Yet it felt like the Tigers were exactly where they wanted to be. After trailing by as many as 10 points in the second half, they had quickly stormed back. On the last possession, they needed just one more bit of devil magic — just as they’d done at Penn and Columbia — to extend or win the game. Continue reading “Harvard 73, Princeton 71: Steeves Wounds Tigers’ Title Hopes”

Ivy League Weekly Roundup: A Two-Team Race

What Happened Last Week: Makai Mason and Yale avoided Dartmouth déjà vu, finishing a perfect home regular season. Princeton did the same, essentially ending Columbia’s title hopes. The Bulldogs and Tigers now prepare for long road trips with their seasons on the line. Continue reading “Ivy League Weekly Roundup: A Two-Team Race”