After another weekend in the parity-filled Ivy League, two teams are still left atop the Ancient Eight men’s basketball standings.
Traditional powerhouses Princeton and Pennsylvania swept their opponents — Harvard and Dartmouth — this weekend. The sweep gave them a one-game advantage on Yale and Brown, who are both tied for third place.
Pennsylvania (11-15, 8-3 Ivy) rode the hot shooting of senior guard Lamar Plummer to a pair of victories. He tied his career-high with 23 points in the Quakers’ 70-47 rout of Harvard (12-12, 5-7) Saturday, hitting seven three-pointers. Plummer matched his performance from the previous night when he nailed seven threes in Penn’s 54-46 victory over Dartmouth (7-18, 2-10).
Princeton (13-10, 8-3) bounced back from a pair of losses to Columbia and Cornell last weekend to post a pair of home victories against the Crimson and the Big Green.
Friday night, with Harvard and Princeton tied at 35 in the second half, the Tigers pulled away with a 20-4 run, leading to their 62-48 win. The next night, the Princeton jumped out to an early 31-18 lead against Dartmouth — a lead that they would never relinquish. Tiger Nate Walton had 18 points, leading his team to a 68-52 win.
Brown (13-11, 7-4) extended its Ivy League winning streak to six games this weekend with wins at Cornell (7-18, 3-9) and Columbia (11-14, 6-6). The Bears became the first team this season to sweep the Empire State roadtrip. They also became the first Ivy team this season to defeat the Lions in the Levien Gymnasium.