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Princeton men’s basketball (11–14 overall, 3–7 Ivy) extended its losing streak to six games this weekend, losing road matchups to Cornell (10–13 overall, 4–6 Ivy) 107–101 (3OT) and Columbia (7–16 overall, 4–6 Ivy) 85–60 on Friday and Saturday nights, respectively. Here are some themes that emerged over the course of the weekend.
Around the Ivies: Men’s Basketball
In a matchup between two teams tied atop the Ivy League standings, the women’s basketball team made a strong statement Tuesday night with a 60–40 win against Penn in front of a home crowd at Jadwin Gymnasium. The Tigers dominated on both ends of the court throughout, taking an early lead and never allowing Penn back into the game. With the win, Princeton moves into sole control of first place in the Ivy League.
Halfway through its Ivy League conference schedule, Princeton men’s basketball has found itself in a rut. The Tigers lost games against Harvard and Dartmouth this weekend, dropping to a three-way tie for No. 5 in the Ivy League standings.
Over the weekend, Princeton wrestling traveled to New England for meets against Harvard and Brown. The Tigers split the doubleheader, defeating Harvard 21-17 but falling 17-15 to Brown.
Playing its final home game of the semester, Princeton men’s basketball (3–6) earned a much-needed non-conference win over Monmouth (3–8) on Tuesday night. Princeton scored the final nine points of the game to cap off a 69–58 victory.
Continuing its tough non-conference schedule, Princeton traveled to the nation’s capital Wednesday night to face George Washington University. The Tigers kept the game competitive throughout, but ultimately fell 71-60, a story that has become a theme of the early season.
Eight months after winning the inaugural Ivy League championship in Philadelphia, the Princeton men’s basketball team returned to the City of Brotherly Love to face St. Joseph in its third non-conference game of the season. On Nov. 18, however, the Tigers, failed to come away with a win, falling 71–58.
Though the Ivy League title is now officially out of reach, Princeton will have one more chance to reverse its fortunes this season, in its finale next Saturday at Dartmouth. “We just can’t find that one play, that one call, whatever that is, to get that feeling again,” said Surace. “And we’re going to fight like hell to get it next week.”
Over Fall Break, Princeton Football played a pair of thrilling games against Ivy League foes Cornell and Penn. Unfortunately for the Tigers, they were on the losing end of each game, falling 29-28 and 38-35 to Cornell and Penn, respectively.
In a nationally televised Friday night game, Princeton football showed a larger audience why it deserves to be taken seriously by routing Harvard 52–17 on the road. Senior quarterback Chad Kanoff was highly efficient, not throwing an incompletion until the third quarter, and the defense kept Harvard off the scoreboard for much of the game.
A week after enduring a disappointing defeat to Columbia, Princeton Football returned to its winning ways Saturday with a convincing victory over Georgetown. Scoring 50 unanswered points, Princeton dominated on both sides of the ball and finished its nonconference schedule with a 50-30 win.
The game was tightly contested throughout, beginning in the first half, in which the teams traded touchdowns in each quarter to enter halftime tied at 14-14. Both of Princeton’s first half touchdowns came through passes from senior quarterback Chad Kanoff to junior receiver Jesper Horsted, a combination that has been lucrative for Princeton throughout the season.
This Saturday, Princeton football posted another strong performance, defeating Lafayette on the road, 38-17. After falling behind 7-3 early in the game, Princeton’s offense began to produce at a dominant pace, and its defense bared down en route to a blowout victory. With the win, the team improved its record to 2-0 and appears poised for another strong run in Ivy League conference play.
When the Princeton football team took the field at Princeton Stadium for the final time last fall, the Tigers defeated Dartmouth and left as Ivy League Champions for the 11th time in school history.
As the rest of the student body returned to campus this past week, the Princeton men’s soccer team commenced its season with a series of non-conference games. The team failed to pick up a win, but its performance leaves much room for optimism for the coming season.
Following a successful season and victory in the Ivy League Championship, the Princeton Men’s and Women’s Track teams performed admirably in this past weekend’s NCAA East Regional Meet in Lexington, Kentucky.
For the second consecutive year, the Princeton women’s softball team has won the Ivy League Championship and earned a coveted spot in the NCAA tournament.
At the beginning of the season, the Princeton women’s softball team identified its major goal as defending the Ivy League title and winning at least once in the NCAA tournament. Princeton will have the chance to secure one of those objectives this weekend, as they face Harvard in the Ivy League Championship Series for the second consecutive year with the conference title and an NCAA tournament bid on the line.