LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MARCH 24: Ryan Langborg #3 of the Princeton Tigers reacts after losing to the Creighton Bluejays during the second half in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 24, 2023 in Louisville, Kentucky. The Creighton Bluejays won, 86-75. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)


Princeton’s dream of making it all the way to the Elite for the first time in program history came to a halt on Friday night as the Tigers proved to be little match for the Creighton Blue Jays who romped to an 86-75 victory, sending Creighton its first ever Elite Eight match-up against San Diego State.

Tell me, who had San Diego State and Creighton in a regional final on their bingo card? Nobody. Welcome to March Madness.

A back-and-froth first half saw Princeton grab its largest lead of the game at 37-33 when Ryan Langborg nailed a three-pointer. Unfortunately for the Tigers, it was all Creighton after that moment. Creighton outscored Princeton 14-6 for the remainder of the first half to take a 47-43 lead into the braek.

In the second half, Creighton dominated grabbing a 16-point lead with 12:33 to go in the game.

Despite a 26-point effort from Langborg and a 24-point effort by Tosan Evbuomwan, Princeton shot only 46 percent from the field against the nearly 60 percent shooting of Creighton.

The Blue Jays had four players in double-figures led by Ryan Kalkbrenner’s 22 points.

Let’s check out the reaction post Princeton defeat, on a season that was truly one of the most memorable in program history.

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