Hoops: Princeton or Harvard

NCAA Harvard and Princeton Ivy League Men's BasketballI went across the street to the local gypos to find answers and guidance towards a few perplexing questions I had on my mind “Was ‘Inception’ really that good?”,  “Do you know why I thought it was just ok?”, “Am I pretty?”, “How pretty?” “What’s up with women who date guys named Chad and Austin in succession?”  and “Who the hell is going to win the Ivy championship this season?”

While most, if not all of those questions were vain ignorant attempts to mock their fortune-telling culture two very clear images came up as the vaguely ethnic woman put a hex on my sex life. The Princeton Tigers (1-0, 0-0) and the Harvard Crimson (1-1, 0-0) are the two schools most likely to end up as co-champions or out right champions of the Ivy League this year. While the Columbia Lions are rebuilding and most undeniable gave both schools a run for their money last year in separate match ups; and they will be a bit of an odd ball team this year as well, the Tigers have great coaching, height and the ability to create defensive stops that will likely pester their opponents into taking bad shots and committing turnovers but why Harvard?

Although Harvard lost their two starting seniors Brandyn Curry and Kyle Casey to academic fraud coach Tommy Amaker has everything it takes including highly intelligent top recruits to fill their void. Sure they just took a loss to UMASS (1-0, 0-0) in the final seconds of the game but they weren’t even favored to win in the first place. That being said I don’t think we are going to see any team in the Ivy break the top 25 the Harvard did last year but come holiday tournament time these teams have the ability to pull off a few upsets against teams that have the national spotlight on them like CAL and Saint Mary’s.


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