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Princeton University

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School Name: Princeton University
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
Arena: Jadwin Gymnasium
Capacity: 6,854
Conference: Ivy League
Head coach: Mitch Henderson

Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. It is one of the eight Ivy League universities.

Originally founded at Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1746 as “the College of New Jersey”, it relocated to Princeton in 1756 and was renamed “Princeton University” in 1896. Princeton was the fourth institution of higher education in the U.S. to conduct classes, and Princeton says it was "the fourth college to be established in British North America."

Men's Basketball

Princeton's basketball team is perhaps the best-known team within the Ivy League, nicknamed the "perennial giant killer" which it acquired during Pete Carril's coaching career from 1967-1996. Its most notable upset was the defeat of defending NCAA basketball champion, UCLA, in its opening round and Carril's final collegiate victory in that season's collegiate basketball playoffs. During that 29 year span, Pete Carril won 13 Ivy League championships and received 11 NCAA berths and 2 NIT bids. Princeton won the NIT championship in 1975. A legacy of his coaching career is the deliberate "Princeton offense" employed by a number of other collegiate basketball teams, including Georgetown in their Final Four appearance.

From 1992-2001, a nine year span, Princeton's men's basketball team had entered the NCAA tournament 6 times—from a conference that has never had an at-large entry in the NCAA tournament. For the last half-century, Princeton and Penn have traditionally battled for men's basketball dominance in the Ivy League; Princeton had its first losing season in 50 years of Ivy League basketball in 2005. Princeton tied the record for fewest points in a Division I game since the 3-point line started in 1986-87 when they scored 21 points in a loss against Monmouth University on December 14, 2005.

2008-09 schedule and results (men)

Date Opponent Result Score Record Conf.
11/14/2008 Central Michigan L 55-53 0-1
11/19/2008 Maine L 58-55 0-2
11/23/2008 Army W 55-43 1-2
11/26/2008 Fordham W 73-61 2-2
12/2/2008 South Carolina L 84-58 2-3
12/6/2008 St. Bonaventure L 60-53 2-4
12/10/2008 Rutgers L 49-44 2-5
12/14/2008 Manhattan L 70-60 2-6
12/20/2008 Central Conneticut State L 67-56 2-7
12/30/2008 Layfette L 54-53 2-8
1/3/2009 North Carolina-Greensburo W 65-55 3-8
1/7/2009 Lehigh W 73-54 4-8
1/25/2009 Concordia (NY) W 64-44 5-8
1/30/2009 Dartmouth W 59-54 6-8 1-0
1/31/2009 Harvard W 77-71 7-8 2-0
2/6/2009 Cornell W 61-41 8-8 3-0
2/7/2009 Columbia W 63-35 9-8 4-0
2/13/2009 Yale L 60-48 9-9 4-1
2/14/2009 Brown L 61-43 9-10 4-2
2/17/2009 Pennsylvania L 62-55 9-11 4-3
2/20/2009 Harvard W 58-55 10-11 5-3
2/21/2009 Dartmouth L 66-63 10-12 5-4
2/27/2009 Brown W 56-48 11-12 6-4
2/28/2009 Yale W 62-54 12-12 7-4
3/6/2009 Columbia L 58-44 12-13 7-5
3/7/2009 Cornell L 60-51 12-14 7-6
3/10/2009 Pennsylvania W 59-56 13-14 8-6
3/11/2006 vs. Texas A&M


2005-06 schedule and results (women)

Date Opponent Result Score Record Conf.
11/18/2005 New Mexico L 68-76 0-1
11/21/2005 Sam Houston State W 83-33 1-1
Junkaroo Jam (@ Freeport, Bahamas)
11/25/2005 vs. South Carolina W 59-55 2-1
11/26/2005 vs. George Washington W 59-54 3-1
12/1/2005 @ Tennessee L 61-102 3-2
12/4/2005 Duke L 70-84 3-3
12/8/2005 Stephen F. Austin W 77-56 4-3
12/18/2005 North Texas W 69-49 5-3
12/21/2005 Texas A&M - Corpus Christi W 77-65 6-3
12/30/2005 @ Rutgers L 49-63 6-4
1/3/2006 @ Kansas L 61-70 6-5 0-1
1/7/2006 @ Baylor L 48-61 6-6 0-2
1/11/2006 Iowa State W 80-50 7-6 1-2
1/14/2006 Missouri W 63-54 8-6 2-2
1/18/2006 @ Nebraska W 70-62 9-6 3-2
1/22/2006 Kansas State (OT) W 71-70 10-6 4-2
1/25/2006 @ Oklahoma L 57-75 10-7 4-3
1/28/2006 Oklahoma State W 60-46 11-7 5-3
2/1/2006 @ Texas Tech L 63-84 11-8 5-4
2/4/2006 @ Colorado W 69-64 12-8 6-4
2/8/2006 Texas A&M L 53-73 12-9 6-5
2/12/2006 Connecticut L 58-71 12-10
2/15/2006 Oklahoma L 58-61 12-11 6-6
2/18/2005 @ Oklahoma State W 61-56 13-11 7-6
2/22/2006 @ Texas A&M L 67-79 13-12 7-7
2/26/2006 Texas Tech L 46-58 13-13 7-8
3/1/2006 Baylor L 64-72 13-14 7-9
Big 12 Tournament (@ Dallas, TX)
3/7/2006 vs. Iowa State L 68-72 13-15


Conference membership history

  • Ivy Leauge (1901-present)

All-time records

Men

  • All-time overall record: 1552-986 (0.612)


Women

  • All-time overall record: 790-233 (0.772)
  • SWC record: 187-19 (0.908)
  • Big 12 record: 98-46 (0.681)

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