no. 15 Princeton advances to the Sweet 16 with another upset over Missouri
It’s not midnight yet Princeton Tigers.
no. The 15 seed moved to the Sweet 16 after being taken down no. 7 Missouri In the second round Saturday 78-63.
Princeton dominated the first half, holding a 14-point lead. But Missouri got back-to-back buckets to cut the deficit to seven points. But the 15th-ranked Tigers got off to a hot start in the second half, and they never looked back, leading as many as 21 points.
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Ryan Langborg led with 22 points, while Blake Peters scored 17 with Princeton.
Caden Pierce added 16 rebounds.
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They are now the fourth of the 15 seeds to advance to the Sweet 16, and they joined last year street. Peacock Boutros (also from New Jersey), Oral Roberts of the Florida Gulf Coast team in 2021 and 2013.
“This is great for our school. sweat 16 It means a lot to our crew here. “This is really special,” Princeton coach Mitch Henderson said on the post-win broadcast.
“These guys come here to win. It’s the best school in the country… We’re very happy to be here but not surprised.”
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Princeton is now waiting for the winner of the No. 3 Baylor Un. 6 Creighton. A win would make the Tigers the second 15 seed to be made Elite 8to join Peacocks last year.