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In the final stretch of its Ivy League opener at home against Penn (10–5 overall, 0–1 Ivy), Princeton men’s basketball (8–5, 1–0) couldn’t seem to get out of its own way. First, the Tigers stalled offensively and blew a 59–51 lead in the game’s final minutes as Penn forced overtime. In the overtime period, Princeton missed the front end of a one-and-one twice, allowing Penn to grab a crucial rebound off its own missed free throw and throw the ball out of bounds on an inbounds play.
Depending on how you feel about the transitive property, Princeton (7–5 overall, 0–0 Ivy) may have a claim to be the best team in the country. Saturday, the Tigers pulled off a stunning 67–66 upset against No. 17 Arizona State (9–3), who defeated No. 1 Kansas (11–1) in its previous game.
With a game last week against undefeated St. John’s (9–0) and games over winter break against national powerhouse Duke (9–1) and No. 20 Arizona State (7–1), men’s basketball (4–4, 0–0 Ivy) has lined up a tough non-conference schedule. The team should consider itself lucky. Given the caliber of this year’s Ivy League, it will need all the experience it can get against really strong teams.
Men’s basketball (4–4 overall, 0–0 Ivy) was defeated 89–74 by St. John’s University (9–0) on Sunday, Dec. 9 afternoon. The match took place at Madison Square Garden (MSG), in New York City, as part of the MSG Holiday Festival.
Men’s basketball (4–3 overall, 0–0 Ivy) was defeated by St. Joseph’s University (5–4) on Wednesday night, with a final score of 92–82. The Tigers, despite staying competitive for most of the first half and tying the score twice, never took the lead during the entire game.
Senior Devin Cannady had a team leading 23 points in the Tigers’ loss to St. Joes.
Men’s basketball (4–2, 0–0 Ivy) defeated George Washington University (1–7) on Saturday evening 73–52. The Tigers led for most of the game, including the entire second half.
Three-and-a-half games into the Princeton men’s basketball season, things were already looking grim. Trailing 27–20 at halftime against Monmouth (0–7 overall), Princeton (2–2, 0–0 Ivy League) was continuing an abysmal shooting stretch, going 4 of 17 behind the arc, and was at risk of giving the 0–6 Hawks their first win. Then, senior guard Devin Cannady demonstrated why everything might turn out alright. The senior guard knocked down four three-pointers in the last five minutes of the game to lead the Tigers to a 60–57 win.
The NCAA’s most equally matched league is set for another tightly contested year as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and even Penn get set to compete for the top spot in the Ivy League.
With the season on the line, the men’s basketball team fell just short of qualifying for the Ivy League Tournament in a heartbreaking overtime loss to Yale. To qualify, the Tigers needed to win both games this weekend and for Harvard to defeat Columbia. While Princeton handily defeated Brown 78–63, the Orange and Black were narrowly outscored in OT with Yale, falling to the Bulldogs 90–94. Penn is the top seed followed by Harvard, Yale, and Cornell.
Heading into the final weekend of Ivy League hoops, four teams are still in the running for the all-important fourth and final spot in the Ivy League Tournament. This weekend proves to be one of the most exciting finishes in recent Ivy memory, and Princeton is caught in the middle of it. Having trouble wrapping your head around all the possible playoff scenarios in play for the Tigers? The Daily Prince’s very own Owen Tedford ’20 breaks it down case by case and shows us how the Tigers can earn that fourth spot and have a chance to repeat as Ivy League Tournament Champs.
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Men’s basketball (12–15 overall, 4–8 Ivy) split a pair of games at home this weekend, losing to Harvard (15–12, 10–2), 72–66, in overtime on Saturday before defeating Dartmouth (6–19, 2–10), 64-47.
In front of a raucous Jadwin crowd, with its season on the line, men’s basketball came up short once again.
Princeton men’s basketball (11–14 overall, 3–7 Ivy) extended its losing streak to six games this weekend, losing road matchups to Cornell (10–13 overall, 4–6 Ivy) 107–101 (3OT) and Columbia (7–16 overall, 4–6 Ivy) 85–60 on Friday and Saturday nights, respectively. Here are some themes that emerged over the course of the weekend.
This weekend, Princeton basketball will be racking up miles, with the men’s and women’s teams going on the road together. The men’s team (11–12, 3–5 Ivy) will be going to Cornell (9–12, 3–5) and Columbia (6–15, 3–5) on Friday and Saturday night, respectively. The women (17–4, 7–1 Ivy) will also be playing against the Big Red (6–15, 2–6) and the Lions (7–16, 1–7) on Friday and Saturday night respectively. This weekend will be pivotal for both teams as they make their final pushes for the Ivy League standings. Each team has four only games left after this weekend.
Halfway through its Ivy League conference schedule, Princeton men’s basketball has found itself in a rut.
This weekend will be a busy one for Princeton basketball. The men’s team (11–10, 3–3 Ivy) will be going on the road to Harvard (10–11, 5–1) and Dartmouth (4–15, 0–6) on Friday and Saturday night respectively. The women (14–4, 4–1 Ivy) are at home playing against the Crimson (13–6, 5–1) and the Big Green (12–7, 4–2) on Friday and Saturday night, respectively. Both teams are getting into the heart of their season and will reach or pass the halfway point of their seasons by the end of this weekend.
The men’s basketball team conceded its second game to the University of Pennsylvania this season after a tough 82–65 defeat. Penn’s victory puts them at the top of the Ivy League with a perfect 6–0 record. Princeton is now tied with Columbia with a 3–3 record. The top four teams in the Ivy League will qualify for the Ivy League tournament.