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PRINCETON, N.J. -- The gauntlet known in Ivy League men's basketball circles as the "14-Game Tournament" gets underway in earnest this Saturday on the NBC Sports Network with the first of seven conference contests -- Princeton at Penn -- on the network. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.
These two archrivals are meeting for the 229th time with Penn leading the all-time series 123-105. Princeton has dominated the series as of late, winning the last three matchups and eight of the last nine meetings. The Tigers swept the season series in 2012-13, defeating the Quakers 65-53 at Jadwin Gymnasium and then 71-58 to end the regular season at The Palestra.
Steve Schlanger (play-by-play) and Stan Van Gundy (analyst) are set to be on the call.
New this season for Ivy League men's basketball on NBCSN, NBC Sports Live Extra -- NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets -- will stream the 10 games featuring League teams this season.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
NBC Sports Live Extra online features a simulcast of the broadcast feed in full HD quality plus one additional online-only bonus camera. The video player includes picture-in-picture capability and full DVR functionality, allowing the user to pause the live video and even review plays in slow motion.
In other action on Saturday, five games are on tap on The Ivy League® Digital Network, highlighted by Harvard hosting Dartmouth at 2 p.m. to open their Ivy slates. The Big Green holds a 94-82 all-time series lead but the Crimson has won the last eight matchups. Other games scheduled on the Digital Network include Daniel Webster at Brown (1 p.m.), Oberlin at Cornell (2 p.m.), Baruch at Yale (2 p.m.) and Central Pennsylvania at Columbia (4 p.m.).