Blake Peters made 5 three-pointers within the second half and Princeton shocked one other energy convention workforce to achieve the NCAA match regional semi-finals for the primary time in 56 years by beating Missouri 78-63 on Saturday.
The No 15 seeded Tigers (23-8) adopted up a first-round win over Pac-12 match champions Arizona by dominating tenth seeded Missouri (25-10) of the SEC from the beginning.
The Ivy League faculty identified for giving powerhouses scares and infrequently pulling off upsets a technology in the past has reached the spherical of 16 for the primary time since 1967 when solely 23 groups even made the match.
Princeton will play the winner of Sunday’s recreation between Baylor and Creighton within the Candy 16 in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday evening.
The Tigers would be the second Ivy League faculty to make the Candy 16 previously 43 tournaments, becoming a member of Cornell in 2010. No workforce from the academically prestigious convention that doesn’t give athletic scholarships has gone additional since Penn made the Last 4 in 1979.
The followers who made the cross-country journey to California began chanting “Candy 16! Candy 16!” within the closing minute.
This marks the third straight yr a workforce seeded fifteenth made it to the Candy 16, following Oral Roberts in 2021 and fellow New Jersey faculty Saint Peter’s final yr. The one different time a 15 seed made it this far got here in 2012 when Florida Gulf Coast did it.
Ryan Langborg led Princeton with 22 factors and Peters added 17.
DeAndre Gholston scored 19 factors and Noah Carter added 14 for Missouri, which was in search of its first berth within the Candy 16 since 2009.
Princeton confirmed no indicators of being outclassed in opposition to one other energy convention workforce, controlling the play from the beginning. Keeshawn Kellman had two dunks and a blocked shot in a span of 16 seconds halfway by way of the half.
Princeton constructed the result in 10 factors on a nook three by Zach Martini and went up 33-19 on a drive by Evbuomwan.
Missouri responded by scoring the ultimate seven factors of the half to enter the break down seven.
Each time Missouri threatened early within the second half, Princeton had a solution with Peters hitting 5 three-pointers. The fourth gave Princeton a 62-43 lead and Missouri by no means threatened after that.
Princeton will search for their first Elite Eight look since 1965 when Invoice Bradley was the star.