Thoughts on Princeton men’s basketball’s comeback victory over Furman

The Princeton men’s basketball team continued its magical opening to the 2023-24 season as the Tigers rallied for the second game in a row to overcome a talented Furman team, 70-69, in a Saturday matinee matchup at Jadwin Gymnasium.  It was the first matchup ever between the two programs, both of which enjoyed Cinderella runs in last season’s NCAA Tournament.

The Tigers trailed for most of the game and appeared headed for defeat when junior guard Blake Peters missed an open three with 2:43 to go in the game and Furman leading by nine, 67-58.  The miss from distance punctuated Princeton’s and Peters’ futility to that point, as the Tigers had shot a woeful 2-for-27 from beyond the arc.  Yet somehow, the Tigers managed to claw their way back in the final minutes to win the game, and extend their unbeaten streak to eight.

Three reactions to Princeton’s astonishing comeback victory:

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LISTEN: Princeton men’s basketball claws to 8-0 with furious 70-69 comeback win over Furman

Princeton men’s basketball shook off an 11-point deficit with under four minutes to play to notch an unforgettable win over Furman at Jadwin Gym Saturday and improve to 8-0 on the season. Listen to Princeton coach Mitch Henderson, senior guard Matt Allocco and sophomore forward Caden Pierce reflect on the comeback win at their postgame press conference:


Listen to Ivy Hoops Online contributor George Clark break down the improbable victory:

Three thoughts about the 2023-24 schedule for Princeton men’s basketball

Coming off an appearance in the Sweet 16 in the 2023 NCAA Tournament, Princeton men’s basketball has announced its schedule for the upcoming season.  The Tigers will play a slate of 13 nonconference games against Rutgers, Hofstra, Duquesne, Monmouth, Old Dominion, Northeastern, Bucknell, Furman, Drexel, St. Joseph’s, Bryn Athyn, Delaware Valley and Delaware.  Princeton’s 14-game Ivy League schedule begins on Jan. 6, 2024, at home against Harvard.  

Here are three thoughts about the schedule and opponents awaiting the two-time defending Ivy League champions:  

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