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Tigers topple Wildcats in fairytale NCAA first round

Courtesy of Princeton Athletics

Princetonians may have been scattered around the world for spring break, but were united as the 15-seed Princeton Tigers toppled the two-seed University of Arizona Wildcats in Sacramento in the first round of NCAA March Madness Thursday, staging a last-minute surge to win 59–55.

Senior forward Tosan Evbuomwan led the team with 15 points, and first-year forward Caden Pierce picked up eight rebounds in the game against Arizona, who were ranked No. 8 in the country in the most recent Associated Press (AP) Top 25 Poll. Following the Tigers’ win, the NCAA reported that just 0.12% of March Madness brackets remained perfect, and the win notably spoiled President Joe Biden’s bracket.


The victory harkened back to Princeton’s last victorious NCAA tournament matchup in 1998, a game in which Tigers coach Mitch Henderson ’98 played.

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