The Princeton Tigers will be in Louisville, KY on Thursday for a Sweet 16 matchup with the Creighton Blue Jays. Princeton comes into the Sweet 16 riding a 6 game win streak following a 15 point blowout of Missouri in the second round. Offensively Princeton was by far the better team scoring 78 points including 45 in the second half on 43.5% shooting and the Tigers knocked down 12 long balls and 12 free throws as well. Defensively Princeton shined allowing just 63 points on 41% shooting and forced seven turnovers, while reeling in 14 more rebounds in 40 minutes.
Ryan Langborg led the way for the Princeton offense against Missouri with 22 points and six rebounds on 8 of 17 shooting in 37 minutes on the floor. Matt Alloco chipped in 10 points and seven assists, while Caden Pierce and Tosan Evbuomwan each poured in nine points apiece. Blake Peters led the way off the Princeton beach with 17 points on eight shots in 15 minutes of action.
The Blue Jays roll into the Sweet 16 with 23 wins on the year following a nine point victory over Baylor on Sunday. Defensively Creighton shined allowing 76 points including just 29 in the first half on 46% shooting and the Blue Jays forced 10 turnovers in 40 minutes as well. Offensively Creighton was fantastic scoring 85 points on 47.3% shooting and 45.8% from beyond the arc. Creighton also knocked down all 22 free throws attempted as a team.
Ryan Nembhard led the way for the Blue Jays offense against Baylor with thirty points on 8 of 13 shooting in the game. Trey Alexander chipped in a second best 17 points and big man Ryan Kalkbrenner added ten points and seven rebounds on 10 shots. Francisco Farabello led the way off the Creighton bench with nine points on six shots in the game.