It’s not but midnight for the Princeton Tigers.
The No. 15 seed moved on to the Sweet 16 after taking down No. 7 Missouri within the second spherical Saturday, 78-63.
Princeton dominated the primary half, constructing a 14-point lead. But Missouri obtained back-to-back buckets to chop it to a seven-point deficit. But the Fifteenth-seeded Tigers obtained off to a sizzling begin within the second half, they usually by no means regarded again, main by as many as 21 factors.
Ryan Langborg led the best way with 22 factors, whereas Blake Peters netted 17 for Princeton.
Caden Pierce added 16 rebounds.
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They at the moment are the fourth 15 seed to advance to the Sweet 16, becoming a member of final yr’s St. Peter’s Peacocks (additionally from New Jersey), Oral Roberts from 2021 and 2013’s Florida Gulf Coast squad.
“This is superior for our faculty. Sweet 16 means rather a lot to our crew right here. This is actually particular,” Princeton head coach Mitch Henderson stated on the published after the win.
“These guys come right here to win. It’s one of the best faculty within the nation. … We’re so thrilled to be right here however not stunned.”
Princeton now awaits the winner of No. 3 Baylor and No. 6 Creighton. A win will make the Tigers the second 15 seed to make the Elite 8, becoming a member of final yr’s Peacocks.
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