“Announce the Princeton score,” fans yelled excitedly.
“Donahue doesn’t want it announced,” came the reply from press row.
But with less than two minutes left, men’s basketball head coach Steve Donahue’s wife decided it was time for him and his team to know what everyone else already did — the Red was mere minutes away from its second straight Ivy title.
“I guess everyone else knew [that Princeton was losing],” Donahue said, laughing. “My wife yelled something at me, and I find out I’m the only guy that didn’t know. I was thinking since I didn’t hear anything, that Princeton had won.”
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Dartmouth: 5, Men’s Hockey: 4
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The men’s hockey team got off to a hot start on Friday night with two goals in the first 8:00 of action at Dartmouth, only to see its lead eaten away by a series of bad bounces and mental errors. When the dust had settled, Dartmouth won the game in overtime, 5-4, on a controversial goal by Joe Gaudet.
Junior All-Ivy forward Ryan Wittman had more than students and local fans in attendance supporting him during this past weekend’s games at Newman Arena; his Dad joined the cheering fans in the stands. The elder Wittman, a former coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves and standout at Indiana University during his college years, shared his thoughts on his son and Cornell Basketball following Saturday night’s 64-36 win over Yale. Harrison Sanford: How does it feel to get to watch your son in person?
Junior Ryan Wittman is arguably the most acclaimed Cornell basketball player in recent memory. He was Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 2006-07, the same season that he collected six Ivy League Rookie of the Week awards, while setting a school freshman scoring record and reaching double digits in 25 of the team’s 28 games. Last season, Wittman was the team’s leading scorer. A unanimous pick for first team All-Ivy, he contributed in all aspects of the game — his 4.4 rebounds per game are especially impressive considering how often he plays from the outside.
“I have great confidence that he’s going to get better,” said head coach Steve Donahue. “People don’t realize, but he’s a great defensive rebounder and he’s a terrific defender right now.”