With their respective teams preparing for the NCAA Championships this weekend, women's basketball head coach Courtney Banghart and junior EIWA champion Brett Harner took a few minutes to share some thoughts on both the journey and the upcoming weekend on the latest edition of TigerCast.
Banghart will be making her sixth trip to the NCAA Championships over the last eight years, but she will do it for the first time as an at-large team. The strength of Princeton's schedule impressed the committee, which listed the Tigers as an 11th seed for Friday's first-round matchup with West Virginia. Banghart talks about the waiting game before Selection Monday, her thoughts on the recently announced Ivy League tournament and what she expects from both her team and West Virginia Friday at noon.
Harner won Princeton's first EIWA championship two weeks ago in Jadwin Gym, and he became only the program's second league champion over the last 30 years. The junior captain, now 33-3 on the season, enters the NCAA Championships (held Thursday-Saturday at Madison Square Garden) as the seventh seed at 197 pounds. He talks about a wild 2015-16 season and his hopes for the NCAA tournament.
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To listen to specific interviews, please use this guide: Courtney Banghart (women's basketball) 3:45; Brett Harner (wrestling) 15:00.
Sept. 17: DiAndre Atwater (football) 7:10; John Hill (football) 18:50.
Sept. 24: Sean Driscoll (women's soccer) 6:45; Mason Darrow (football) 21:15.
Oct. 1: Maddie Copeland (field hockey) 6:50; Khamal Brown (football) 17:55.
Oct. 8: Sabrina King (volleyball) 4:15; Kedric Bostic (football) 15:20.
Oct. 15: Thomas Sanner (men's soccer) 6:50; Anthony Gaffney (football) 17:40.
Oct. 22: Tyler Lussi (women's soccer) 5:00; Chad Kanoff (football) 17:30.
Oct. 29: Lizzie Bird (women's cross country) 4:45; Michael Sublette (men's cross country) 14:40; RJ Paige (football) 22:30.
Nov. 5: Cristin Shanahan (women's hockey) 7:35; John Lovett (football) 19:05.
Nov. 12: Annie Tarakchian (women's basketball) 6:05; Ryan McCarthy (field hockey) 18:10; Emily Sura (women's soccer) 26:45; Chad Cowden (sprint football) 36:15.
Nov. 19: Kendall Peterkin (women's volleyball) 5:15; Luis Nicolao (men's water polo) 17:20; Mitch Henderson (men's basketball) 27:15.
Nov. 26: Bob Surace (football) 4:15.
Dec. 3: Thomas Nelson (men's water polo) 5:15; Chris Ayres (wrestling) 14:15.
Dec. 10: Ryan Siiro (men's hockey) 5:15; Michelle Miller (women's basketball) 16:35.
Dec. 17: Henry Caruso (men's basketball) 2:20.
Jan. 7: Courtney Banghart (women's basketball) 6:50; Sean Wilkinson (men's squash) 21:25.
Jan. 21: Jeff Kampersal (women's ice hockey) 4:00; Sam Shweisky (men's volleyball) 18:20.
Jan. 28: Marco Bove (men's swimming) 5:20; Jonathan Schleifer (wrestling) 13:25; Claire McIlmail (women's swimming) 21:25.
Feb. 4: Gracie Stone (women's fencing) 7:15; Jack Hudson (men's fencing) 19:35.
Feb. 11: Judd Ziegler (wrestling); Jaimie McDonell (women's hockey) 17:15.
Feb. 18: Beverly Nguyen (women's swimming) 6:05; Devin Cannady (men's basketball) 17:45.
Feb: 25: Teo D'Alessandro (men's swimming) 6:05; Rachel Leizman (women's squash) 18:05; Taylor Morgan (women's indoor track & field) 25:40; Jake Scinto (men's indoor track & field) 35:15.
Mar. 3: Alex Wheatley (women's basketball) 7:55; Adam Krop (wrestling) 18:20.
Mar. 10: Kimberly Newell (women's ice hockey) 4:40; Ryan Ambler (men's lacrosse) 18:30.