CREIGHTON 86 – PRINCETON 75
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.