Tiger Tip-Off Preview: Princeton

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Mizzou ended a 13-year-long drought on Thursday by winning its first-round NCAA Tournament game over Utah State. Now, the team has the chance to end another decade-plus-long streak for the program.

The No. 7 seed Tigers haven’t been to the Sweet 16 since 2009. They’re currently just one win away from reaching the second weekend of the Big Dance and relocating to Louisville, Ky.

No. 15 seed Princeton is the team that currently stands in their way. The Ivy League Tigers upset No. 2 seed Arizona on Thursday, 59-55, which counted as the most surprising win of the tournament until No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson beat No. 1 seed Purdue on Friday, 63-58.

The win over the Wildcats was Princeton’s first against any high-major school this season. Head coach Mitch Henderson, who was a member of the last Tigers team to earn an NCAA tournament win in 1998, said that there are a few programs they’ve played against this year who are styli...

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