NCAA (NCAA) men’s basketball tournament in the top 32. 15th-seeded Princeton defeated second-seeded Arizona, 59-55, in the first round of the Southern Division today.
The Associated Press reported that Princeton University upset the defending champions in the 1996 NCAA first round.UCLAAt that time, the player became a classic in history with his arms raised for Henderson’s “jumping” victory. The picture was also hung in the school’s practice room, encouraging young players to “do nothing impossible”.
The American sports world is currently entering “March Madness”, that is, the NCAA has entered the final 32 sports. The Princeton Tigers kicked a field goal 2 minutes and 3 seconds before the end of the game from Ryan Langborg to help the team reverse the lead for the first time, and finally clinch the team’s first NCAA first round victory in nearly 25 years.
Mitch Henderson, who represented Princeton in 1996, is now the team’s coach, and his players can now relive their classic moments.
Princeton guard Matt Elok said it was unrealistic to beat a great team like Arizona on the NCAA stage, but he couldn’t say he was surprised. Nervous, but we trust each other and think we’re a really good team. When we are at our best, we can beat everyone in the country.”
Princeton, 22–9, entered the tournament as the 15th seed and scored the last nine points to hold the Pac-12 champion Bobcats scoreless in the final 4:43. Tosan Iwbumwan’s 15 points put Princeton in the second round of the NCAA tournament, their first since defeating UNLV in 1998, when Henderson was also in the lineup.
Henderson Princeton ’96 upsetUniversity of CaliforniaPete Carril, a member and coach of UCLA, coached the last NCAA 32 game. Caryl left and moved to the NBA’s Sacramento Kings as an assistant coach. He passed away in August last year. Princeton’s victory in Sacramento was no coincidence.
Princeton will face seventh-seeded Missouri in the second round in the South Division.
Princeton’s win was the 15th seed’s third consecutive round win and 11th in history, including two losses to Arizona, including a 1993 loss under then-owner Steve Nash. Santa Clara University (Santa Clara).