The No. 11 Princeton women’s basketball team fell to No. 6 West Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Columbus, Ohio Friday, surrendering an eight-point first-half lead in the Tigers’ sixth tournament appearance.
The Mountaineers shot north of 50 percent in the second half, led by Bria Holmes’ 26 points. Annie Tarakchian and Alex Wheatley scored 20 and 18 points for the Tigers respectively.
Princeton had returned three starters from last year’s squad that went undefeated during the regular season, nabbing the first at-large bid in Ivy history with its 22-6 regular season overall record, including a 12-2 mark in league play.