PRINCETON 78 – MISSOURI 63
Friday it was FDU. Saturday it was Princeton’s turn once again. And the Tigers delivered with a dominating 78-63 win over Missouri to send Princeton to its first Sweet 16 in 56 years.
Princeton might be ranked as a 15 seed, but they don’t feel like one. Their physical play and aggression on the glass was too much to handle for Mizzou. Princeton out rebounded Missouri 44-30, and shot a crisp 36 percent from downtown.
Ryan Langborg led the way with 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting, while Blake Peters contributed 17 off the bench.
After taking a seven point lead into the half, Princeton blew Mizzou out of the building in the second half. A three-pointer by Matt Allocco and back-to-back lay ups Keeshawn Kellman helped Princeton build a 12-point lead at 40-28.
Over the next 13 minutes Princeton poured it on both ends of the floor, outscoring Missouri 26-17 to build a game-high 21-point lead with 4:18 to go.
With their ticket punched to the Sweet 16, Princeton awaits the winner of Baylyor vs. NC State on Sunday to find out whom they’ll face in Louisville.