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AROUND THE IVIES: Men's Basketball Faces Challenging Home Slate

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On our way in and out of Ithaca, the police department had the fortune of stopping our noble steed—a Dodge Grand Caravan—not once, but twice for what may or may not have been speeding. After some casual conversation and an “I’d rather not know” in reference to a “Do you know how fast you were going?”, neither stop resulted in a ticket.

Incredible.

For its part, Brown is referred to in the Columbia Marching Band constitution as “a bunch of ice skating hippies, but at least Sue made out with one of them on a snow penis.”

We don’t know who Sue is nor do we know why the Ithaca Police Department passed up on two tickets. What we do know is that Brown might be one of the best young teams in the conference.

Pick: Brown

PRINCETON AT HARVARD

“I don’t know how you draw it up any worse than that.”

Those were Harvard coach Tommy Amaker’s words following this game last year.

You can hardly blame him—the Crimson lost this one despite being up three with the ball with 34 seconds to go. We won’t delve into the details, but needless to say, mistakes were made.

Harvard then lost to the Tigers on the road courtesy of a last second buzzer-beater.

Even though it plays an undefeated Penn squad on Saturday, this might be a bigger matchup for the Crimson and rightfully so.

Pick: Harvard

PENN AT DARTMOUTH

Fun fact: Dartmouth has lost all but one of its conference games by 10 or fewer points. It also lost its best player, who rightfully decided to transfer after the Big Green got an atrocious new logo.

Nonetheless, a winless conference record doesn’t buy you much in this league.

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