Princeton’s Cinderella run is just not coming to an finish simply but. If something, it appears to be getting stronger.
The No. 15 seed Tigers continued their inconceivable run on Saturday by completely dismantling the No. 7 seed Missouri Tigers, 78-63, to advance to the Candy 16.
That win comes simply someday after they pulled off probably the most gorgeous upsets of the event to date after they beat No. 2 seed Arizona. Not less than that recreation was shut and got here all the way down to the top, with Princeton narrowly pulling off the upset.
This recreation shortly changed into a rout with Princeton virtually main the sport wire-to-wire. Missouri’s solely lead got here with 17:57 to play within the first half and was solely a 3-2 edge. From that time on it was all Princeton.
The driving for Princeton on Saturday was an excellent exhibiting from three-point vary, going 12-of-33 from behind the arc. Ryan Langborg and Blake Peters had been particularly dominant from that vary, combining to go 9-for-20 on these photographs.
Princeton will now await the winner of Sunday’s Baylor-Creighton recreation within the Candy 16 subsequent week.
For Princeton, this will probably be its first journey to the Candy 16 since 1967.
Previous to this season Princeton had solely gained two NCAA event video games since 1982. It has already matched that whole on this event with an opportunity to construct on it subsequent week.