Penn surprised pretty much everyone by keeping things very respectable last night in Durham. The Quakers got the subpar effort from Duke they needed to have a chance at the upset, but the Ivy Leaguers weren’t able to bring their best game either. It sounds strange to say, but if Penn hadn’t committed 26 turnovers — many of which were careless mistakes — it would have have been right there with the top-ranked Blue Devils.
Hoopmasters.com is reporting that John Pietkiewicz, previously listed as a Cornell and Yale prospect by Rivals.com, is now also involved with Columbia and Dartmouth in the Ivy League, as well as Wofford, Furman, Lipscomb, and Division II schools.
Game of the Week: Temple (3-2) at Princeton (1-3)
Tuesday, December 6 – 7:30 pm
Things look very bleak in Princeton right now after a 23-point loss to a Colgate team that Cornell handled easily back on November 22. This on the heels of the Tigers’ second straight double-digit home loss earlier in the week at the hands of a Lafayette squad picked next to last in the Patriot League preseason poll. The Temple game presents an opportunity for Joe Scott’s program to right its ship, as a win would bury a great deal of the ugliness to this point in the season.