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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.
On Feb. 6, ESPN broadcaster Rece Davis made one of his first trips to Princeton as a commentator, getting the chance to cover the Tigers and Penn Quakers' face-off on the basketball court. Later on this year, Rece will add to the many trips he has taken as a parent to watch the Tigers square off in their baseball home opener against the Harvard Crimson and to cheer on his son, sophomore outfielder Chris Davis.
The men’s tennis team (4–3) headed into last weekend’s three matches looking for redemption after two consecutive losses against Portland and Washington. Next on the schedule for the Tigers were Mississippi (8–2) on Friday and the University at Buffalo (3–4) and Army (2–6) on Sunday. Though the team lost against Mississippi on Friday, they clinched two wins against Buffalo and Army to wrap up the weekend.
Halfway through its Ivy League conference schedule, Princeton men’s basketball has found itself in a rut.
Men’s basketball @ Dartmouth: L 56–72
The women’s basketball team took care of business this weekend, protecting Jadwin Gymnasium from conference foes looking to steal a win and move closer to first place in the Ivy League. Following back-to-back wins over Harvard and Dartmouth, the Tigers now find themselves tied for first place with Penn, hoping to sweep the season series when the Quakers visit on Tuesday.
Men’s hockey faces Brown (6–13–4 overall, 5–10–1 ECAC) and Yale (11–11–1, 6–9–1) this weekend, with six games of ECAC play remaining. The team is coming in on a four-game win streak, with solid wins over Clarkson (19–6–3, 11–3–2), Quinnipiac (11–13–4, 6–8–2), St. Lawrence (6–20–2, 2–13–1), and Dartmouth (9–12–2, 7–8–1).
This weekend will be a busy one for Princeton basketball. The men’s team (11–10, 3–3 Ivy) will be going on the road to Harvard (10–11, 5–1) and Dartmouth (4–15, 0–6) on Friday and Saturday night respectively. The women (14–4, 4–1 Ivy) are at home playing against the Crimson (13–6, 5–1) and the Big Green (12–7, 4–2) on Friday and Saturday night, respectively. Both teams are getting into the heart of their season and will reach or pass the halfway point of their seasons by the end of this weekend.
The men’s basketball team conceded its second game to the University of Pennsylvania this season after a tough 82–65 defeat. Penn’s victory puts them at the top of the Ivy League with a perfect 6–0 record. Princeton is now tied with Columbia with a 3–3 record. The top four teams in the Ivy League will qualify for the Ivy League tournament.
After sweeping Temple University 7–0, the women’s tennis team entered the weekend slated to face off against the University of Delaware and No. 12 Auburn University. The doubleheader began on an auspicious note as the Tigers swept Delaware 7–0, taking two of three in the doubles point and sweeping the singles. However, Princeton awaited nationally ranked Auburn fresh off a sweep of Cornell University. The Tigers would knock of Auburn 4–2 improving their dual-meet record to 3–0.
After a thrilling victory against Penn on Wednesday, Jan. 31, the men’s squash team looked to defeat Harvard and Dartmouth to continue the same momentum during their weekend road trip through New England. The Tigers, however, faced tough losses on Saturday and Sunday, finishing 9-0 against the Crimson and 5-4 against the Big Green.
Princeton wrestling traveled to New England this weekend to kick off their Ivy League conference schedule with matches against Harvard and Brown. The team split the decisions, earning a 21-16 win against Harvard but falling 17-15 to Brown.
Brandon Anderson went to the free throw line 13 times for the Brown Bears, but his only miss of the night from the charity stripe was the one that mattered most, and the one that will be burned into the Tigers’ memories for the rest of this season.
It’s that time of the year again for Tiger fans. Time to get pumped for basketball season and time to flock en masse to Jadwin to watch the Tigers take on the team that looks ready to grab hold of the Ivy League. Bring out your trash talking Facebook posts, your crying Jordan memes, and anything else needed to send the other team packing. This year, it’s time to throw your energy at none other than… UPenn.
Well, well, well, how the turn tables.
This past weekend was a great one for Princeton men’s (9–8, 2–1 Ivy League) and women’s (13–3, 0–3) basketball. Both teams went undefeated in their opening Ivy League weekend at home in Jadwin Gymnasium against Columbia on Friday and Cornell on Saturday. The women’s team won 69–47 over Columbia (6–11, 0–2) and 75–54 over Cornell (4–11, 0–2), while the men won 72–56 and 91–54 over the Lions (3–12, 0–2) and the Big Red (6–9, 0–2), respectively.
In a spectacular blowout of a first half, the Tigers roared up to the basket at Jadwin Gymnasium. By halftime, the team held a 34 point lead over Ivy League No. 5 Cornell.
The men’s volleyball team began the new year with a challenge. Traveling to Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, the Tigers faced four nationally ranked teams to open the season. Despite the daunting opposition, the Princeton team showed their perseverance with several strong performances including a historic win against No. 8 Stanford, showing the strength and potential of their young squad.
Just when you thought Princeton couldn’t win anymore national accolades, they went out and won three more.
The Princeton football team has declared themselves 2017 National Champions. Despite finishing with a 5-5 record and not playing in the Football Bowl Subdivision, college football’s highest tier, the team believes it has a legitimate claim to the title. “Alabama may have technically won the College Football playoff,” said a representative from the Princeton athletic department in a memo released Tuesday. “But Princeton beat Lafayette, who beat Holy Cross, who beat New Hampshire, who beat Georgia Southern, who beat South Alabama, who beat Troy, who beat LSU, who beat Auburn, who beat Alabama. We think that this clearly establishes Princeton as the best team.”