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1991–92 Princeton Tigers men's basketball team

The 1991–92 Princeton Tigers men's basketball team represented Princeton University in intercollegiate college basketball during the 1991–92 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The head coach was Pete Carril and the team co-captains were Matt Eastwick, Sean Jackson and George Leftwich.[2] The team played its home games in the Jadwin Gymnasium on the University campus in Princeton, New Jersey. The team was the champion of the Ivy League, which earned them an invitation to the 64-team 1992 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where they were seeded eleventh in the East Region.[3] This was the team's fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Basketball Tournament after having lost in the first round by a total of seven points in the prior three years.[4]

1991–92 Princeton Tigers men's basketball
Ivy League Champion
1992 NCAA Men's Division I Tournament, Eleven Seed, Round of 64
ConferenceIvy League
1991–92 record22–6 (12–2, 1st Ivy)
Head coachPete Carril
CaptainMatt Eastwick
CaptainSean Jackson
CaptainGeorge Leftwich
Home stadiumJadwin Gymnasium
1991–92 Ivy League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Princeton 12 2   .857     22 6   .786
Penn 9 5   .643     16 10   .615
Columbia 8 6   .571     10 16   .385
Yale 7 7   .500     17 9   .654
Brown 5 9   .357     11 15   .423
Dartmouth 5 9   .357     10 16   .385
Cornell 5 9   .357     7 19   .269
Harvard 5 9   .357     6 20   .231
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

Using the Princeton offense, the team posted a 22–6 overall record, which included a fifteen-game winning streak, and a 12–2 conference record.[2] In a March 19, 1992 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament East Regional first round game at the Centrum Centre in Worcester, Massachusetts against the Syracuse Orange, they lost by a 51–43 margin.[2][3][5] A streak of fourteen consecutive Syracuse points by Lawrence Moten sealed Princeton's fate in the second half.[4]

The team was led by first team All-Ivy League selections Sean Jackson, who gave Princeton its fourth consecutive Ivy League Men's Basketball Player of the Year awardee. Rick Hielscher earned Ivy League Men's Basketball Rookie of the Year honors.[3] The team won the fourth of twelve consecutive national statistical championships in scoring defense with a 48.9 points allowed average.[6]


  1. ^ 1991-92 Ivy Group Season Summary
  2. ^ a b c "Men's Basketball Record Book • All-Time Results". Princeton Athletic Communications. June 12, 2009. Retrieved September 27, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c 2009–10 Ivy League Basketball Media Guide. p. 38.
  4. ^ a b Moran, Malcolm (March 21, 1992). "N.C.A.A. Tournament: East; UMass Flies Past Rams; Orange Not Ripe for an Upset". The New York Times. Retrieved October 2, 2010.
  5. ^ Princeton Athletic Communications (June 22, 2009). "Men's Basketball Record Book • Men's Basketball in the Postseason". Princeton University. Retrieved September 30, 2010.
  6. ^ "Division I Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 48. Retrieved October 2, 2010.