The Princeton Tigers have been to the NCAA Tournament 24 times in their long and illustrious history. Their most recent rip was in 2011 when they nearly upset the Kentucky Wildcats in the Round of 64, losing 59-57. Some of the Round of 64 upsets the Tigers have pulled off include a win over UNLV in 1998 by a score of 69-57 and a 1996 upset of UCLA 43-41. From 1989 to 1992, Princeton lost in the Round of 64 to Georgetown 50-49, Arkansas 68-64, Villanova 50-48 and Syracuse 51-43. Those are basketball elite and they were all nearly derailed by the Tigers before their tournament runs could begin. The Tigers have been to the Sweet Sixteen six times, the most recent in 1967.
The Tigers have been to the NIT five times including 1975 when they won the championship. Two other times they made it to the quarterfinals. In recent years they have been to the CNI twice (2010 and 2014). The Tigers advanced to the quarterfinals in both CBI appearances and made it to the semifinals in 2010.
Princeton plays their home games at the Jadwin Gymnasium, which opened in 1969, and seats nearly 7000 fans. You will want to peruse the campus both pregame and postgame, as there are many great places to hang out and shop, eat or drink. Wineberie’s Bar and Restaurant is a place you will want to check out for a good meal.
Princeton is part of the Ivy League, which includes Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn and Yale. The winner of the Ivy League regular season advances to the Big Dance because there is no conference tournament, so the action is that much more intense at the Jadwin Gym.
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