Fifteenth-seeded Princeton will proceed its Cinderella run within the Candy 16 on the 2023 NCAA males’s basketball match after a 78-63 victory over No. 7 seed Missouri on Saturday.

The Princeton Tigers are solely the fourth 15-seed to achieve the Candy 16 in males’s March Insanity historical past.

Making their twenty sixth NCAA match look, the Tigers led many of the sport on the Golden 1 Heart in Sacramento, California, solely trailing 3-2 within the opening minutes of the primary half then by no means trying again.

Senior guard Ryan Langborg tallied 22 factors and 6 rebounds within the victory, whereas sophomore guard Blake Peters added 17 factors, together with 5-of-8 photographs from the three-point line. The 15-point win was the biggest margin victory in match historical past for a 15 seed.

“I’ve no phrases for you. We now have such an unbelievable part (of followers) right here,” Peters instructed the TNT broadcast after the sport. “I’ve the very best teammates on the planet, after we exit and imagine in one another. Something is feasible, I do know it’s cliché however something is feasible.”

On Thursday, the Tigers turned the eleventh No. 15 seed in match historical past to win within the Spherical of 64, with a 59-55 victory over No. 2 seed Arizona. The win on Thursday was the primary for the lads’s workforce on the match in 25 years, after they defeated UNLV in 1998.

The Tigers are set to subsequent play the winner between No. 6 seed Creighton and No. 3 seed Baylor on March 24, as they appear to advance to their first Elite Eight since 1965.

In the meantime, the No. 10 seed Princeton girls’s basketball workforce will return to the courtroom Sunday, after pulling off an upset victory in opposition to No. 7 NC State on Friday. They’ll play in opposition to No. 2 seed Utah.

The Tigers’ males’s and ladies’s groups turned the primary Ivy League duo to each advance to the second spherical within the NCAA Match.

Princeton Tigers players celebrate in the locker room after a win against Missouri during the second round of the 2023 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament held at Golden 1 Center on March 18, 2023 in Sacramento, California.

Following Friday night time’s historic upset that noticed No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson defeat No. 1 Purdue, the insanity continued Saturday with one other No. 1 seed despatched packing early.

No. 1 Kansas was upset by No. 8 Arkansas, 72-71, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Down 35-27 on the half, the Razorbacks got here racing again and took the lead on a Kamani Johnson layup with just below a minute to play. Arkansas would maintain on to the lead and advance to the varsity’s third consecutive Candy 16 look.

After the buzzer, Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman celebrated the win by eradicating his shirt whereas pumping up the Razorback followers in attendance on the Wells Fargo Area.

“That’s such an unbelievable win for our program,” Musselman instructed the CBS broadcast. “I preserve telling those who we’re getting higher. Not many groups can get higher this time of yr. I’ve by no means been prouder of a workforce like tonight.”

The Razorbacks will play the winner of Connecticut and St. Mary’s on March 23 in Las Vegas.

There are two No. 1 seeds remaining – Houston and Alabama.

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