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Archive: February, 2009

Game 19: Penn 62, Princeton 55 (OT)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 6:55 PM
UPDATE: Here's the box score, here's the expanded box score and here's the early Inquirer recap. Both papers had staff writers in attendance so there will be a lot more coverage in the morning. Zack Rosen's Line of the Game and audio of the postgame press conferences are below the live blog transcript... Read more

Schuylkill 16 Poll Week 14: More ballot-box stuffing

Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 1:54 AM
The headline of the post isn't actually about this week's rankings but about another poll relating to local college basketball. The Washington Post's college basketball blog, Press Break, is running a knockout tournament in which fans vote on who they think is the best non-BCS coach in college hoops... Read more

Game 18: Penn 68, Yale 63

Sunday, February 15, 2009, 7:56 PM
Not so long ago, Penn's annual visit to New Haven was one of the must-see games of the Ivy League season. For any number of reasons, the Bulldogs have given the Quakers fits at John J. Lee Amphitheater for much of this decade. Even Fran Dunphy's best senior-laden squads got their biggest challenges... Read more

Game 17: Penn 73, Brown 52

Saturday, February 14, 2009, 1:28 AM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Was this the night it finally came together for Penn? Thanks to a strong defensive effort and big offensive games from sophomore guards Tyler Bernardini and Harrison Gaines, the Quakers blew out Brown, 73-52, in front of an announced and late-arriving crowd of 1,139 at the Pizzitola... Read more

Temple-St. Joe's aftermath

Friday, February 13, 2009, 2:23 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - One of my main rules when watching college basketball is that if a team is up by 10 points with a minute to play, the game is not necessarily over. I have believed that since the night of January 27, 2001, and those of you who follow the ACC know exactly why. You probably remember... Read more

Temple 61, St. Joseph's 59

Thursday, February 12, 2009, 6:45 PM
Uh... whoa. Some finish that was. Read the whole thing, but especially read the end... First off, congratulations to the Kentucky fans at for swamping the polls and giving Jodie Meeks an overwhelming victory in the Fantasy HORSE Invitational. You all are welcome to stick around... Read more

Dos a cero

Thursday, February 12, 2009, 12:53 AM
Lots of results flying around tonight: La Salle over GW at Tom Gola, Drexel upsetting Northeastern in Boston, Dayton routing Xavier at home, Connecticut blowing out Syracuse in Storrs, and North Carolina exploding past Duke in the second half for a 101-87 triumph. It was the first time in 457 games... Read more

Revenge is served

Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 1:15 AM
That was pretty impressive, wasn't it? Marquette made things interesting with a barrage of early three-pointers, but Villanova closed the first half on a 22-8 run and hit 15 of their first 19 shots in the second half en route to a 102-84 blowout of the Golden Eagles at the Pavilion. While it wasn't... Read more

Bringing back the Best Player poll

Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 5:58 PM
I got an email from the Inquirer sports editors this morning saying that they wanted to do a poll asking who the player of the year in the city is. As it turned out, their poll included the same candidates as the one that was here on the blog a few weeks ago. So the poll is back, and yes, the question... Read more

Schuylkill 16 Poll Week 13: Earning stripes

Monday, February 9, 2009, 11:35 PM
Before we get to the rankings, we've arrived at the Fantasy HORSE Invitational championship game. It pits Kentucky's Jodie Meeks against Temple's Dionte Christmas. Voting will be open until tipoff of the Temple-St. Joe's game on Thursday. Also, it looks like comments are back. Thanks for bearing with... Read more
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