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Friday, February 28, 2014


Who: Princeton Tigers (15-8, 3-6) vs. Yale Bulldogs (14-10, 8-2)
When/Where: 7 p.m. Friday, Jadwin Gym.
Who: Princeton vs. Brown Bears (14-10, 6-4)
When/Where: 6 p.m. Saturday, Jadwin Gym.
Coverage: 103.3 WPRB, Ivy League Digital Network

Probable Starters
Princeton: F Hans Brase (6-8, sophomore, 11.2 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 2.2 APG). F Spencer Weisz (6-4, freshman, 9.4 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 2.2 APG). F Will Barrett (6-10, senior, 10.7 PPG, 3.6 RPG). G Steven Cook (6-5, freshman, 3.5 PPG, 2 RPG). G T.J. Bray (6-5, senior, 17.6 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 5.3 APG).
Yale: F Justin Sears (6-8, sophomore, 15.8 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 1.5 APG). F Matt Townsend (6-7, junior, 4.8 PPG, 3 RPG). G Nick Victor (6-5, sophomore, 5.6 PPG, 3.7 RPG). G Isaiah Salafia (2 PPG). G Armani Cotton (6-7, junior, 9.5 PPG, 5.6 RPG).
Brown: C Cedric Kuakumensah (6-8, sophomore, 8.3 PPG, 6.5 RPG). F Steven Spieth (6-6, freshman, 7.5 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 2.3 APG). G Tavon Blackmon (6-0, freshman, 7.4 PPG, 1.4 RPG, 3.4 APG). G Leland King (6-7, freshman, 8.2 PPG, 4.9 RPG). G Sean McGonagill (6-1, senior, 17.5 PPG, 4 RPG, 3.4 APG).
On Yale: The Bulldogs hit a bit of a road bump Sunday with a loss to Columbia in Manhattan, but they are still the only other Ivy League team besides Harvard to control its own destiny. If they win out — including a win over the Crimson March 7 in New Haven, Conn. — they will at worst be looking at a one-game playoff scenario. The Tigers only lost to Yale by one point on a last-second Justin Sears layup earlier in the season, so they certainly have enough talent to return the favor, especially considering that the Bulldogs standout guard Javier Duren is still sidelined with an injury. Considering what Yale is playing for, however, it figures to be good test of how much the beat-up Princeton squad has left in its emotional tank.
On Brown: Like Yale, the Bears figure to be without a key piece, as 6-foot-9 Brazilian center Rafael Maia sat out both games last weekend against Columbia and Cornell. The status of Maia is no minor concern, considering that he leading the league in rebounds per game for his second straight season and is an efficient scorer underneath, shooting 51.6 percent this season on two-point field goals. Senior guard Sean McGonagill’s 17.5 points per game is second to only T.J. Bray’s 17.6 among Ivy players this season.


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