LISTEN: Princeton men’s basketball press conference following 73-62 win over Yale

Listen to the postgame press conference held by Tigers coach Mitch Henderson, senior forward Zach Martini and a newly stitched up sophomore forward Caden Pierce following a 73-62 win for Princeton (19-3, 7-2 Ivy) over Yale (17-7, 8-1):

Princeton men’s basketball putting it all together heading into Ivy League play

Matt Allocco.
Senior guard Matt Allocco’s intangibles have keyed Princeton’s 12-1 start to the 2023-24 season. (Princeton Athletics)
Princeton men’s basketball is poised to enter what promises to be an eventful Ivy League campaign beginning Saturday against the Harvard Crimson at Jadwin Gym.
Skipper Mitch Henderson has compiled an enviable record of 208 wins against 116 losses, a winning percentage of 63%. Since he took the helm in 2011, he has won four Ivy titles and two Ivy tournament crowns. His record playing Ivy teams is a glittering 111-48. He joins Pete Carril, who recruited him as a player, as the only two Tiger coaches to have amassed more than 100 league wins. In 2017, after a 16-0 run through the league and the inaugural Ivy tourney, he was named Ivy League Coach of the Year.

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Thoughts on Princeton men’s basketball falling to 9-1 with loss at St. Joseph’s

The Princeton men’s basketball team had a chance to make history on Sunday afternoon in a matinee matchup with St. Joseph’s at Hagan Arena.  A win and the 9-0 Tigers would have started the season 10-0 for the first time in the illustrious history of Princeton basketball. 

It didn’t happen. The Hawks defended their home court, 74-70, in front of a raucous crowd and halted Princeton’s nine-game winning streak, the second longest in the nation.   

Here are three takeaways from Princeton’s first setback of the season:

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LISTEN: Postgame press conferences from Princeton men’s basketball’s 74-70 loss at St. Joseph’s

Princeton men’s basketball suffered its first loss of the season Sunday in a 74-70 defeat at St. Joseph’s. Ivy Hoops Online contributor George “Toothless Tiger” Clark brings us the audio of the press conferences that followed and a recap of the action between Princeton (9-1) and St. Joseph’s (8-2):

St. Joseph’s coach Billy Lange comments on the future of the series with Princeton, why his program scheduled the Tigers and more —


Princeton coach Mitch Henderson, Xaivian Lee and Dalen Davis reflect on the Tigers’ first loss of the season —


Our George Clark recaps the action and puts it in context —

Caden Pierce explosion sparks Princeton men’s basketball in 74-67 win at Hofstra

Ivy Hoops Online writers George “Toothless Tiger” Clark and Rob Browne deliver their respective audio and written reports on Princeton men’a basketball’s 74-67 victory at Hofstra Friday night:

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — No Mitch Henderson, no problem.

Princeton men’s basketball’s leader was ejected eight minutes into Friday night’s contest, but a career-high 26 points and 15 rebounds from Caden Pierce propelled Princeton to a convincing 74-67 victory over Hofstra at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex Friday night.

Following a Pierce travel, Henderson yelled at the lead official and was quickly called for two technical fouls. As the coach headed towards the locker room or the nearby Jersey Mike’s on Hempstead Turnpike, associated head coach Brett MacConnell took over the reins for fourth time in his career.

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Four observations on Princeton men’s season-opening win over Rutgers

The Princeton Tigers men’s basketball team opened the 2023-24 season with a statement win over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 68-61, in front of more than 6,000 fans at CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton in what was dubbed the “Jersey Jam.”  Here are four observations about the Tigers’ triumph over their in-state rival:

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2023-24 Ivy men’s media day recap and season preview

With the season a few weeks away, the Ivy League hosted its Men’s Basketball Media Day on Thursday. the second of two hoops-themed media availabilities. The event was hosted over Zoom for media members and is available on the conference’s YouTube channel.

The preseason media poll was released on Tuesday with Yale, last year’s regular season co-champions, securing the top spot. Princeton, which used its Ivy League Tournament title victory as a springboard to a Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament run, was picked second.

The Bulldogs received 14 of 16 first-place votes, while the Tigers earned the other two top votes.

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Observations from Princeton men’s 91-54 thrashing of Monmouth

Princeton coach Mitch Henderson had to like what he saw in the Tigers’ 91-54 rout of Monmouth at Jadwin Gym Saturday night. (Photo by Erica Denhoff)

Our George “Toothless Tiger” Clark offers takeaways from the Princeton men’s 91-54 romp over a green Monmouth squad at Jadwin Gym Saturday night, including the impressive athleticism of rookie guard Xaivian Lee:

Ivy hoops roundup – New opportunities

As Ivy League basketball emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, new opportunities abound for new and returning Ivy players, coaches and even windows:

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