Princeton Tigers

Are part of the Ivy League, were established in 1903, and their home arena is Jadwin Gymnasium, Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.
Princeton Tigers

The Princeton Tigers’ journey in NCAA basketball is not just a story of athletic achievement; it’s a testament to the harmonious blend of intellectual rigor and sportsmanship. With their inception in the early 20th century, the Princeton Tigers have become a symbol of excellence both in academia and on the basketball court. This team’s unique attributes, rooted in a rich history and distinctive culture within NCAA basketball, exemplify the true spirit of collegiate sports – where the pursuit of knowledge goes hand-in-hand with athletic endeavor.

Intriguing Facts About the Princeton Tigers

The Princeton Tigers, with their establishment in 1901, have been a cornerstone in college basketball for over a century. A defining aspect of their gameplay is the “Princeton offense,” a strategy that has influenced basketball far beyond the university’s walls.

Notably, the team has an impressive record in defense, leading the nation in scoring defense 20 times since 1976. Their prowess is not limited to defense; they have made 25 appearances in the NCAA tournament, including a memorable Final Four appearance in 1965. Beyond their on-court achievements, the team’s academic excellence is personified in legends like Bill Bradley, a Rhodes Scholar and a basketball icon.

The Historical Tapestry of the Princeton Tigers

From its inception, the Princeton Tigers basketball program has been a narrative of growth and evolution, mirroring the broader changes in college basketball. The team’s development is steeped in a tradition of academic excellence, setting it apart in the NCAA landscape. Through the years, the Tigers have not only competed at the highest levels but have also maintained a standard of intellectual achievement, reflecting the university’s commitment to holistic education.

The Golden Era

The period under the stewardship of Coach Pete Carril, from 1967 to 1996, is often regarded as the golden era of Princeton Tigers basketball. Carril’s innovative “Princeton offense” revolutionized the game, emphasizing a methodical and cerebral approach to scoring. This era was epitomized by players like Bill Bradley, who brought significant victories and recognition to the team. Their gameplay was characterized by a strategic focus on defense and efficient scoring, setting a new standard in collegiate basketball.

 Legendary Figures in Princeton Tigers History

The history of the Princeton Tigers is adorned with legendary figures who have left an indelible mark on the program. Bill Bradley stands out for his extraordinary achievements both on and off the court. Alongside him are notable coaches like Pete Carril and Mitch Henderson, as well as players such as Geoff Petrie and Brian Taylor, each contributing to the rich legacy of the team.

A Game to Remember

Among the many memorable moments in the team’s history, the 1965 NCAA Final Four appearance remains a pinnacle. Led by the exceptional Bill Bradley, the team showcased their skill and determination in a remarkable performance. Bradley’s outstanding play during this tournament earned him the Most Outstanding Player award, cementing his status as a Princeton basketball legend.

Princeton Tigers [year] Schedule

Regular Season

Week Date Opponent Result
Week 1 Date: Mon 06/11/2023 Opponent: Rutgers Scarlet Knights Result: W 68-61
Week 1 Date: Fri 10/11/2023 Opponent: Hofstra Pride Result: W 74-67
Week 2 Date: Wed 15/11/2023 Opponent: Duquesne Dukes Result: W 70-67
Week 2 Date: Sat 18/11/2023 Opponent: Monmouth-NJ Hawks Result: W 82-57
Week 3 Date: Wed 22/11/2023 Opponent: Old Dominion Monarchs Result: W 76-56
Week 3 Date: Sat 25/11/2023 Opponent: Northeastern Huskies Result: W 80-66
Week 4 Date: Wed 29/11/2023 Opponent: Bucknell Bison Result: W 85-71
Week 4 Date: Sat 02/12/2023 Opponent: Furman Paladins Result: W 70-69
Week 5 Date: Tue 05/12/2023 Opponent: Drexel Dragons Result: W 81-70
Week 5 Date: Sun 10/12/2023 Opponent: Saint Joseph’s Hawks Result: L 70-74
Week 6 Date: Wed 13/12/2023 Opponent: Bryn Athyn Lions Result: W 92-40
Week 7 Date: Fri 22/12/2023 Opponent: Delaware Valley Aggies Result: W 84-53
Week 8 Date: Sat 30/12/2023 Opponent: Delaware Blue Hens Result: W 84-82
Week 9 Date: Sat 06/01/2024 Opponent: Harvard Crimson Result: W 89-58
Week 10 Date: BYE Opponent: BYE Result: BYE
Week 11 Date: Mon 15/01/2024 Opponent: Dartmouth Big Green Result: W 76-58
Week 11 Date: Sat 20/01/2024 Opponent: Columbia Lions Result: W 70-62
Week 12 Date: Sat 27/01/2024 Opponent: Cornell Big Red Result: L 68-83
Week 13 Date: Fri 02/02/2024 Opponent: Yale Bulldogs Result: L 64-70
Week 13 Date: Sat 03/02/2024 Opponent: Brown Bears Result: W 70-60
Week 14 Date: Sat 10/02/2024 Opponent: Pennsylvania Quakers Result: W 77-70
Week 15 Date: Fri 16/02/2024 Opponent: Brown Bears Result: W 72-63
Week 15 Date: Sat 17/02/2024 Opponent: Yale Bulldogs Result: W 73-62
Week 16 Date: Fri 23/02/2024 Opponent: Harvard Crimson Result: W 66-53
Week 16 Date: Sat 24/02/2024 Opponent: Dartmouth Big Green Result: W 68-56
Week 17 Date: Fri 01/03/2024 Opponent: Columbia Lions Result: W 84-70
Week 17 Date: Sat 02/03/2024 Opponent: Cornell Big Red Result: W 79-77
Week 18 Date: Sat 09/03/2024 Opponent: Pennsylvania Quakers Result: W 105-83

Post Season

Week Date Opponent Result
Conf. Tournament Date: Sat 16/03/2024 Opponent: Brown Bears Result: L 81-90
NIT Date: Wed 20/03/2024 Opponent: UNLV Rebels Result: L 77-84

Home of Princeton Tigers: Jadwin Gymnasium

Jadwin Gymnasium, the bastion of the Princeton Tigers, is more than just a sports venue; it’s a hub of history and tradition. Since 1969, it has served as the team’s home court, offering a capacity of 6,800 spectators. The gymnasium is renowned for its electrifying atmosphere, which becomes palpable during home games, making it a significant part of the team’s identity.

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