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.
Continue reading “Unlucky And Winless, Columbia Stumbles In Big Spot At Dartmouth”
Inside this week: A cross-town rivalry heats up; two senior scorers reappear off the bench; and although three-pointers are getting old, #omgivydunx never will. Continue reading “Ivy League Weekly Roundup: Bears Scare, Dunks Galore”
Outlook: Evan Boudreaux will keep padding his resume as one of the program’s all-time greats, but Dartmouth needs a huge defensive leap to avoid another season near the Ivy League basement.
(Update: Actually, he won’t. Dartmouth’s defense might improve enough to avoid the basement, but losing Boudreaux severely limits its upside.) Continue reading “34 Teams in 34 Days: Dartmouth”
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?”