ON CAMPUS A look at the area college sports scene

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Quinnipiac’s Alex Jackson, a sophomore forward, has decided to transfer after a season with the team.
Jackson spent a year at Frederick C.C. before enrolling at Quinnipac last year. He averaged 19.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game while shooting 32 percent from long range as a freshman at Frederick Community College. While at Quinnipiac he played in 24 games, starting six times, averaging 1.5 ppg and 2 rebounds. Jackson’s decision gives the Bobcats a third scholarship for the upcoming season. Quinnipiac has already received a commitment from Kendrick Ray for next season. Here is a complete list of the college transfers.

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After a week of deliberating, I'm going to stay with my initial picks from last weekend. I went 8-1 over the past three days of the NCAA Tournament.
Here are the picks for the Final Four.

Today at New Orleans
Kentucky (36-2) vs. Louisville (30-9),
Early line: Kentucky -8.5
At New Orleans, 6:09

Ohio State (31-7) vs. Kansas (31-6)
Early line: Ohio State -2.5
At New Orleans, 8:49 p.m.

I’ve ridden Kentucky for a while and that’s the case again. The drama over Pitino against the Wildcats is real but these ‘Cats are too tough. Kentucky beat Louisville by seven points earlier in the season but they led by 13 late before the Cardinals hit two 3-pointers in the last minute to make it look closer than it was. Don't think about the backdoor cover here.

In the second game I’m sticking with the Buckeyes and I think they’ll flex their muscles here. Look for Buford to bounce back with a solid performance and Ohio State to coast over the worst of the Final Four teams.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Yale-bound Justin Sears falls in N.J. state finals

Yale-bound forward Justin Sears lost in his high school finale. Sears, a lanky 6-8 senior from Plainfield, N.J., scored just two points and grabbed only three rebounds as Plainfield dropped a 66-62 decision powerhouse St. Anthony’s at the Izon Center in East Rutherford. Sears, who is also a solid defender and working on his shooting, averaged 13 points and 12 rebounds for Plainfield which went 30-4 and won Group 3 for the second straight year. But in the final, he twisted his ankle limiting his playing time and then fouled out. He played just nine minutes. Sears, who carries a 3.5 GPA, chose Yale over Princeton, Stanford and Boston University.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Final Four picks; It's Ohio State vs. Kentucky in the NCAA title game

Well I swept the weekend card and am 8-1 over the past three days in the NCAA Tournament.
I’d like to say that I’m going to win the office pool but in the two brackets I filled out I went with North Carolina in one and Ohio State in the other. The UNC sheet was dead as soon as Kendall Marshall went down. I loaded up the one with the Buckeyes on it with upsets so that one is still in trouble, even with an OSU win.
Anyways, here are the picks for the Final Four.

Saturday at New Orleans
Kentucky (36-2) vs. Louisville (30-9),
Early line: Kentucky -8.5
At New Orleans, 6:09

Ohio State (31-7) vs. Kansas (31-6)
Early line: Ohio State -2.5
At New Orleans, 8:49 p.m.

I’ve ridden Kentucky for a while and that’s the case again. The drama over Pitino against the Wildcats is real but these ‘Cats are too tough.

In the second game I’m sticking with the Buckeyes and I think they’ll flex their muscles here. Look for Buford to bounce back with a solid performance and Ohio State to coast over the worst of the Final Four teams.

As for the final, if you’ve followed by blog you know what I’ve been saying for awhile and it’s quite upsetting: OSU

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Kentucky and Kansas are today's NCAA basketball picks

After going 5-1 over the past two days I’m sorry to say there are just five games left in the NCAA Tournament. But let’s make the most of them.
Here are today’s matchups:

Baylor vs. Kentucky (-8)
At Atlanta, 2:20 p.m.

Kansas (-2) vs. North Carolina
At St. Louis, 5:05 p.m.

I’m going with Kentucky, the clear class of the tournament to roll in the opener. In the second game, I picked North Carolina to win the tournament before it started but I’m not dumb enough to stick with them.
Kansas is the favorite in this game, as the second seed, and that’s because of Kendall Marshall’s absence. I’d go with Kansas, just a small pick here because I don’t have much faith in them.
Overall, like I said on Friday, the only team that can beat Kentucky in this tournament is still alive: Jared Sullinger and the Buckeyes.

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Ohio State only team that can beat Kentucky; Saturday's NCAA picks

I went 3-1 on the blog yesterday. All 4 games weren't decided by the spread until the last minute but the only one that covered by the back door was Xavier.

You need some luck in the biz, dont ya?

Here's today's matchups and the spread.

Florida (-1) vs. Louisville at Phoenix
4:30 p.m.

Ohio State (-2.5) vs. Syracuse at Boston
7:05 p.m.

In a twist, both of the lower seeds are the faves today. In that case I'm going with Louisville in a classic coach-mentor battle and Ohio State which has looked solid thus far in the tournament and a I feel, the last team in the field that can beat Kentucky.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Xavier the best bet of the night in the NCAA

After going 2-2 against the spread last night, here are my picks for tonight.
Here are the matchups for Friday night's NCAA action.

Xavier vs. Baylor (-6) -- 7:15 p.m.

Ohio vs. North Carolina (-10.5) -- 7:47 p.m.

Indiana vs. Kentucky (-9.5) -- 9:45 p.m.

NC State vs. Kansas (-8.5) -- 10:17 p.m.

Best bet: Xavier -- This should be close throughout. Baylor's not the best defensive team so Xavier should be able to cover the spread even if they lose this one.

Ohio -- should be in this game for a while and could put a scare into the Tar Heels withouth Francis.
Kentucky -- don't like giving this many points but the Wildcats are running wild and the faves to win it all.
Kansas -- The Jayhawks survived last game without playing well. They'll play much better tonight and should cover late.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Good-bye to Heejun Idol fans

After chatting with American Idol hopeful Gabi Carrubba the other day, I've found myself getting into the show.
Most of the time it's ben like watching a train wreck. It's hard to imagine that out of the thousands of people that audition for the show, this is the best 10 they could come up with.
The judging continues to be nonsensical, giving standing ovations to subpar performances.
Here's my call on Wednesday's performance and still hoping that Simon can come back one day to make some sense to it all.

The best of the night:
• Colton Dixon: Did "Piano Man" and was fantastic. Don't know if a grunger can win this.

• Jessica Sanchez: Still don't like her but she looked good and was solid last night.

Going home:
• Heejun Han: I've heard better singing in the shower -- from my 11 year old than this guy.

Don't rush for tickets for the tour this time. Bring back Gabi.

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Sweet 16 and never been dissed

Tonight the NCAA moves into the round of 16. It's basically a Big East - Big 10 Challenge.

Here are the matchups and the lines.

Wisconsin @Syracuse (-3) 7:20 p.m at Boston

Louisville @Michigan St (-5) 7:47 p.m. at Phoenix

Cincinnati @Ohio St. (-7.5) 9:45 p.m. at Boston

Florida @ Marquette (-2) 10:17 p.m. at Phoenix

My picks:

Syracuse, Louisvile, Cincinnati and Marquette.

Best bet is Cincinnati. This should be a war and I'll take 7.5 points every time in a tight contest.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wagner's Danny Hurley headed to Rhode Island

The word is that Wagner coach Dan Hurley will take over as the new men’s basketball coach at Rhode Island.
According to The Associated Press, Hurley will sign a six-year deal on Wednesday.
The Rams went 7-24 this season.
Hurley is the son of Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Hurley — also coached nine seasons at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, N.J. Bob Hurley coaches at powerhouse St. Anthony's and his string of stars could vault URI back into prominence quickly.

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Check out UConn news as JRC TV launches

Jim Fuller will catch you up on all the latest as the UConn women basketball team takes aim at another national championship.
Dave Borges will talk about the UConn men's plans for next season and look back at its difficult 2011-12 season.
Catch it all as JRC TV debuts Wednesday night at 8 p.m.
Just go to our site

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Kendrick Ray to take over James Johnson's role at Quinnipiac

James Johnson is gone so who will fill the void?
Looks like Middletown N.Y.’s Kendrick Ray is next in line. Kendrick is the younger brother of former Villanova star Allan Ray, who signed with the Boston Celtics after playing for seasons with the Wildcats.
His lineage also includes sister Brittany, who played at Rutgers.
Kendrick Ray looks to be cut in the same mode as James Johnson who started with the Bobcats from the first day he stepped on the campus. Ray is a 6-footer who plays both point guard and shooting guard. Check out this video and you’ll see the resemblance.

Ray led Middletown in the final eight of the New York State championships where they were walloped by Mount Vernon.
James Johnson is gone so who will fill the void?
Looks like Middletown N.Y.’s Kendrick Ray is next in line. Kendrick is the younger brother of former Villanova star Allan Ray, who signed with the Boston Celtics after playing for seasons with the Wildcats.
His lineage also includes sister Brittany, who played at Rutgers.
Kendrick Ray looks to be cut in the same mode as James Johnson who started with the Bobcats from the first day he stepped on the campus. Ray is a 6-footer who plays both point guard and shooting guard. Check out this video and you’ll see the resemblance.
Ray led Middletown in the final eight of the New York State championships where they were walloped by Mount Vernon.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Delle Donne worth rooting for

Got time for a great read ?
Check out this story on Delaware's Elene Delle Donne.
There are a lot of differing views on her departure from UConn four years ago.
It left some fans dismayed with her. She spent 48 hours on the campus and then took off.
Some say she couldn't have hacked it at UConn. Others feel she thought she was too good and didn't want to put up with what UConn's staff and veteran players had in store for the incoming frosh phenom.
Was she homesick or did she just want to be with her sister?
Whatever the truth I don't know. I just find it really hard to root against her.

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Quinnipiac women jobbed in the WNIT

Some observations from the Quinnipiac women's game in the WNIT.
First of the all, there were very few fans in attendance but still, Temple officials seemed more interested in hosting the second-round game than what was happening on the court.
Quinnipiac jumped out to a quick lead and seemed ready to give the Owls a battle in the opening minutes.
That's when the offficiating crew of Bonita Spence, Kevin Sparrock and Hillary Harwell took over. They called six phantom travelling calls on the Bobcats in the first half alone.
Quinnipiac coach Tricia Fabbri was vehement about the calls and said that her assistant wanted her to get a technical to complain. Fabbri, however, said she didn't want to put her team in a bigger hole. She knew this was going to be an uphill battle for the Bobcats to begin with and the fact they had to play without super sub Jasmine Martin (concussion) didn't make things any easier against Temple, which is regarded as the best team in the WNIT field.
Shey Peddy scored the 1,000th point of her two-year career at Temple in the game and the Owls' inside game was strong.
But Quinnipiac's turnovers in the first were costly and to this reporter, every single one of them looked to be the wrong call.
As the game continued, all the Temple personnel on the sidelines seemed to care about was whether Harvard would win against Hofstra, giving the Owls another home game.
Harvard won that game, Temple got to host the second round and beat the Crimson by five on Saturday to move into the third round.
I wonder how many travelling calls were called on the Crimson?

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Quinnipiac women to face Temple in WNIT

The Quinnipiac women's basketball team will play Temple in the first round of the WNIT at McGonigle Hall in Philadelphia on Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Bobcats (22-9, 13-5 NEC) make their second appearance in the tournament against the Owls (21-9, 13-1 A-10).
Live stats, video, and audio will be available by clicking on the appropriate links on the Quinnipiac women’s basketball schedule at the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, Fans can listen to the game live on AM-1220 WQUN with Bill Schweizer and Bill Mecca.
Prior to this season’s WNIT berth, the Owls had competed in the NCAA Tournament for eight consecutive years. Temple enters Thursday’s WNIT first-round game at 21-9 on the year, its ninth straight year with at least 20 wins. The Owls advanced to the Atlantic 10 semifinals, where they fell to Dayton, who went on to win the A-10 Tournament. Prior to the loss, Temple had won 14 contests in a row. The Owls are currently led by A-10 Player and Defensive Player of the Year, senior Shey Peddy. Peddy paces the team with 17.2 points per game, which also led the A-10 conference. Fellow classmate Kristen McCarthy was selected to the A-10 second team as she’s averaged 12.9 ppg and 6.3 rebounds per contest. Peddy and McCarthy have both surpassed the 1,000-point mark in their four seasons at Temple. Together, the Owls average 65.4 points and 37.6 boards per game, with a + 9.5 scoring margin.
Thursday’s match-up marks the first meeting in school history between Quinnipiac and Temple.

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Mariano Rivera's son does not return to Quinnipiac

Mariano Rivera Jr. did not return to Quinnipiac University after last semester.
Rivera, the son of New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, said in a text message to the Quinnipiac school newspaper that his parents wanted him closer to home.
”They just don’t like the whole idea with dorming,” Rivera said. “I’m not a bad kid I just did what everyone else did and I guess they don’t want me to be that way.”
Rumors had Rivera hoping to enroll at Fordham and try to walk-on to the baseball team but he is not listed on the roster.
Rivera committed to Quinnipiac last April and entered the baseball program as a pitcher but was viewed as a borderline college prospect and most believe that Rivera was only going to earn a spot on the team because of who his father was.
The school does not comment on private student matters.

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Quinnipiac to visit Penn in CBI

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team (18-13, 10-8 NEC) will make its third straight national postseason tournament appearance on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. The Bobcats have accepted a bid to the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) and will play Pennsylvania in the first round of the invite. The time has yet to be determined and will take place at historic Palestra in Philadelphia, Pa.

"I am thrilled to be playing in the 2012 CBI Tournament," said Head Coach Tom Moore. "This invitation marks the third straight year that Quinnipiac University will be participating in a national post-season tournament. This season may have posed our greatest challenge, considering we added nine newcomers to our program. I am very proud of how much we improved and matured during our 9-3 stretch to put us in position to receive a bid from the CBI."

QU attended its first national postseason tournament back in 2010 with a first round game against ACC member Virginia Tech. Last year, the Bobcats hosted Buffalo in the first round of the CIT, serving as the first national postseason game of the season.

The fifth annual CBI, presented by Zebra Pen, will consist of 16 teams vying for a national championship. Two of the eight First Round games will commence on Tuesday, March 13 with the remaining First Round games scheduled for Wednesday, March 14. The Quarterfinal Round will take place on Monday, March 19 with the Semifinal Round games taking place on Wednesday, March 21.

The CBI presents a unique feature with its best-of-three Championship Series, which begins on Monday, March 26. The second game will be on Wednesday, March 28, with a third game, if necessary, to be played on Friday, March 30.

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Yale meets Fairfield in the CIT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men’s basketball team learned on Friday it would be playing Fairfield in the postseason Tournament. Now the Bulldogs know the rest of the field. The 32-team field has been officially released.

Here are the first round games:

Robert Morris @ Indiana State 7:00
Tennessee State @ Mercer 7:00
Coastal Carolina @ Old Dominion 7:00
Tennessee Tech @ Georgia State 7:00
McNeese State @ Toledo 7:00
Utah Valley @ Weber State 9:00

Manhattan @ Albany 7:00
Yale @ Fairfield 7:00
Bowling Green @ Oakland 7:00
Buffalo @ American 7:30
North Dakota @ Drake 8:00
Rice @ UL-Lafayette 8:00
UC Santa Barbara @ Idaho 9:00
Cal State Bakersfield @ Utah State 10:00
Cal State Fullerton @ Loyola Marymount 10:00

Kent State @ USC Upstate 7:00

Note: The fourth annual CIT will once again use the old NIT model in which matchups in future rounds are determined by the results of the previous round.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Yale among tournament field -- CIT

Here is an unofficial list of teams who have accepted bids to the tournament. There are 22 teams listed.
Still no Wagner or Quinnipiac amongst the field. They'll perhaps get a CBI bid or might get shut out.
I'm guessing Penn is going to the CBI right now but I still wouldn't rule out the NIT. I think they deserve the NIT and the Palestra is hosting a game on Wednesday but there is talk that it is a CBI game.

•Indiana State
•Old Dominion
•Louisiana Lafayette
•Tennessee Tech
•Tennessee State
•Coastal Carolina
•Robert Morris
•Kent State
•North Dakota
•USC Upstate
•Georgia State
•Bowling Green
•Cal State Bakersfield

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Yale to meet Fairfield in tourney

By Bill Cloutier
Assistant Sports Editor
Get ready for a postseason edition of the Connecticut Classic as Yale will play Fairfield in the first round of the men’s basketball tournament on Wednesday night.
The matchup, comfirmed by Yale coach James Jones, is contingent on whether Fairfield receives a berth into the NIT. The Stags (19-14) lost in the finals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament.
Yale finished fourth in the Ivy League after carrying its Ivy League hopes into the final weekend of league play. The Bulldogs were swept at Princeton and Pennsylvania, ending their NCAA hopes. Penn is expected to get the league’s NIT berth for finishing in second place.
The complete 24-team field for the CIT will not be announced until Sunday night, after the NCAA pairings are announced. Yale (19-9) last appeared in the postseason in 2002 when it won at Rutgers in the first round of the NIT. The Bulldogs lost in the second round against Tennessee Tech.
The game is slated for the Webster Bank Arena on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
Fairfield finished fourth in the MAAC (12-6) regular season standings. The Stags and Elis last met in the 2007-08 season with Yale winning 70-66 in overtime at the Arena at Harbor Yard.
The CIT schedules geographical matchups. First round games are scheduled for March 13-15, second round games, March 16-18, Quarterfinals, March 20-21, semifinals, March 23-24 and the Championship game is set for March 28.

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Will Quinnipiac try to go to the Atlantic 10?

Temple has officially left the Atlantic 10 filling one of the vacancies in the Big East due to the departure of West Virginia and Syracuse.
That certainly leaves an attractive void in the A-10 conference.
Would Quinnipiac try to leave the Northeast Conference to fill the void?
The answer is, in a heartbeat.
Quinnipiac is an attractive school academically for its A-10 resume but athletically it could fall a little short.
The A-10 doesn't care about hockey which is Quinnipiac's strength right now. The Bobcats are solid in both men's and women's basketball but haven't been able to grasp that elusive NCAA berth in either.
Quinnipiac's biggest bargaining chip is the TD Bank Sports Center but then again it is as small as it is beautiful. The building could be to small to host an A-10 postseason game.
Bobcats' coach Tom Moore has scheduled games with A-10 teams over the past three seasons and fared well.
It is no suprise that Quinnipiac would want to join a more prestigious conference but it may a bit unprepared right now.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Gabi Carrubba out to prove American Idol judges made a mistake

HAMDEN — At 17 years old, North Haven’s Gabi Carrubba doesn’t consider herself a star.

“I don’t look at myself as a celebrity,” she said. “I’m still a 17-year-old girl from North Haven, Connecticut.”
But Carrubba became an overnight sensation during her prolonged stay on the Fox television hit “American Idol.” The North Haven High School senior was one of the last competitors eliminated as the judges selected the final 25 performers.

Carrubba, who sang the national anthem at Saturday’s Quinnipiac women’s basketball game, never expected to become such a prominent part of the show. She competed several times with the cameras rolling, but was surprised to see how much she actually appeared in the telecast.
Her tearful and unexpected elimination sent shock waves on Twitter and the blogosphere. It also left her a bit confused.
“I was surprised how much I was on, but I was also shocked to be eliminated, because they gave us such good feedback,” Carrubba said. “When they eliminated me, it was just like, ‘Gabi, you’re going home.’ No criticism. Nothing.”
And that was it.
Carrubba’s journey was over in a flash. But she doesn’t have any regrets.
“Everything happens for a reason,” she said. “It was sad, but maybe I wasn’t ready. Maybe they saw that. I’m a senior in high school, and maybe I’d miss my prom or graduation if I went on. That’s something you can’t replace.”
Carrubba said she remains good friends with several of her former competitors, including Jeremy Rosado, who reached the final 13 on Thursday and was part of Carrubba’s team in the group competition.
“I watch the show because I’m still such good friends with many of the people left,” she said. “My close friend, Jeremy Rosado, is going to be the next American Idol.”
Carrubba, who drew crowds of young fans on Saturday, sang a Maroon 5 song and a classic “Sunday Morning” on the show to display her versatility.
She said that she may audition again next year in hopes of going even further in the competition.
“‘American Idol’ definitely opened up doors, but it also helped me realize who I am as a performer,” she said. “It helped me realize that I love to write my own music.
“I love to be on stage no matter what I’m doing. I just love to be singing. I’m definitely a theater geek. I’d love to go back on American Idol and hopefully I can wow the judges and make them realize it was a mistake to eliminate me. I have a drive that I can’t get rid of.”
Carrubba said that after high school she wants to attend college in New York and study theater.
“Performing is my future,” she said. “It may not be ‘American Idol,’ but who knows, I might be on Broadway one day.”
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Monday, March 5, 2012

Quinnipiac women need 2 wins for NCAA berth

♦When: Today, 7 p.m.
♦Where: TD Bank Sports Center, Hamden
♦Records: No.3 Monmouth (18-12, 12-6 NEC); No. 2 Quinnipiac (22-8, 14-5)
♦Radio: WQUN 1220-AM
♦Scouting Quinnipiac: The Bobcats need two more wins to secure their first NCAA tournament berth. Quinnipiac got 17 rebounds from Brittany McQuain to edge Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday 65-61. Guard Felicia Barron scored her 1,000th career point in the game. Quinnipiac last reached the NEC final in 2006. Earlier in the regular season, Quinnipiac defeated Monmouth at the Hawks’ home court, 75-63, as Barron registered a game-high 23 points, while three additional Bobcats posted points in double digits, including McQuain (13), Samantha Guastella 11), and Camryn Warner (10).
♦Scouting Monmouth: The Hawks knocked Quinnipiac out of the tourney last year 55-36 and hold a 7-6 series edge at Quinnipiac. They are 3-1 against the Bobcats in NEC tournament play. Monmouth enters defeated No. 6 LIU Brooklyn, 68-56, on Saturday. Junior Alysha Womack scored a game-high 23 points and Abby Martin had her fourth double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Martin’s 48.3 field-goal percentage ranks sixth amongst conference opponents. Together, Monmouth averages 61.4 ppg and 38.4 rpg.
♦The Final: The winner of tonight’s game will meet the winner of Sacred Heart vs. Robert Morris in the finals on Sunday at 3 p.m. on ESPNU. If Quinnipiac faces Robert Morris, the Bobcats will host the game. If Sacred Heart wins, the Pioneers will host the final.
 Bill Cloutier

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Yale eliminated from Ivy League title chase

In the end it was a rough night for the Yale men's basketball team.
The Bulldogs entered Friday night needing to sweep its weekend series with Princeton and Penn to have a chance at the Ivy League title.
It also needed Harvard to lose at Columbia and Penn to lose against Brown.
For a while, in the second half of all three games the scenario seemed possible. Yale was tied while Harvard and Penn were both losing.
But in the end it all fell apart. Yale's Greg Mangano had a tough shooting night and the Bulldogs fell at Princeton. Penn pulled away from a stubborn Brown team and Harvard won in overtime at Columbia.
While those results set up a frantic finish in the league, Yale won't be a part of the title race.
With four losses the Bulldogs were eliminated and on Saturday, Harvard will be rooting for Yale.
If Yale beats Penn and Harvard wins at Cornell, the Crimson will finally go back to the NCAA tournament. It's been over 50 years.
Here are some of the recaps. Harvard

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Albertus Magnus: NCAA Game 1

Albertus Magnus begins the NCAA road Friday night at Middlebury, Vt. The Falcons have won 22 straight games but this will be a major test.

The first night AMC has to face St. Joseph's (L.I.).
The Golden Eagles are a perennial DIII power and start a lineup featuring five seniors, all of whom average double figures.

Here's a quick look at matchup for Game One.

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Yale's final push for NCAA berth

Men’s basketball gamedays
Today at Jadwin Gymnasium, Princeton, N.J., 7 p.m.
Saturday at The Palestra, Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Records: Yale (19-7, 9-3 Ivy); Princeton (16-11, 7-4); Penn (17-11, 9-2)
Scouting Yale: The final weekend of the season is full of possibilities for the Bulldogs. Yale could actually win the title outright if all things go its way. Yale trails Harvard by a game in the Ivy League. If the Bulldogs sweep the weekend series and Harvard loses its last two games (at Columbia and Cornell) Yale would win the league and become the first school in the nation to earn an NCAA berth. While all four results will be considered upsets the fact that the Bulldogs are still alive is testament to how well they’ve played this season. Yale finished the season 11-1 at home and is currently 8-6 on the road. The Bulldogs are trying for their first 20-win season since 2002.
Scouting Princeton: The Tigers are 37-6 all-time against the Bulldogs at Jadwin. Princeton is still mathematically alive in the Ivy League race helped by their win over league-leading Harvard earlier in the season. Yale beat Princeton 58-54 at New Haven this season. Ian Hummer led the Tigers with 18 points in the game. Yale hasn’t swept the season series against the Tigers since 2008.
Scouting Penn: The Quakers ended Harvard’s 28-game home streak on Saturday to move to within a half-game of the Ivy League lead. Led by Zach Rosen, Penn has won fivestraight, four of which have come by three points or less. Rosen was named the Ivy League Player of the Week on Monday. He scored the Quakers' last 16 points in a win at Dartmouth and the last nine points in the victory over the Crimson.
Probable starters
Name, Ht, Year, Pos, PPg.
Jeremiah Kreisberg, 6-10, So., F, 7.7
Greg Mangano, 6-10, Sr, C, 18.5
Reggie Willhite, 6-4, Sr, F, 12.6
Austin Morgan, 5-10, Jr, G, 12.3
Michael Grace, 6-0, Jr.G, 5.5

Name, Ht, Year, Pos, PPg.

Patrick Saunders, 6-8, Sr., F, 6.3
Ian Hummer, 6-7, Jr., F, 16.2
Brendan Connolly , 6-11, Jr.C, 5.3
T.J. Bray, 6-5, So., G, 7.2
Doug Davis, 5-11, Sr., G, 13.2

Off the bench: Yale: Brandon Sherrod, 6-6, Fr., F, 4.1, Jesse Pritchard, 6-5, So., G, 2.2. Princeton: Denton Koon, 6-8, Fr., F, 5.2, . Mack Darrow, 6-9, Jr., F, 6.8.
 Bill Cloutier

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