Basketball quiz: Winners and answers

Congratulations to our four prizewinners for The Weekly Blog’s basketball trivia quiz: Stuart Schulman ’84, David Taylor ’02, and Robert Comfort, who each scored a perfect 10-for-10; and Al Kaemmerlen ’62, who had nine correct responses.

Kaemmerlen, a former Tiger basketball captain, had a distinct advantage on the first question: He played in Princeton’s 1961 NCAA tournament win over George Washington, scoring 16 points as the Tigers topped the Colonials 84-67 at Madison Square Garden.

Answers to the quiz are included below.

1. Princeton has won 13 NCAA tournament games, most recently in 1998. In what year did the Tigers pick up their first postseason victory? 1961, vs. George Washington

2. Princeton and Penn have tied for the Ivy League title four times (including once in a three-way tie with Yale). Which team has the upper hand in head-to-head Ivy playoff games? Princeton, 2-1

3. Which quotable coach explained his switch to zone defense by telling reporters, “It seems that as the cost of attending Princeton increases, so does the slowness of our team”? Pete Carril

4. Fill in the blank: Bill Bradley ’65 made headlines at Princeton before he even played a varsity game, sinking 57 consecutive free throws for the Tiger freshman team.

5. Douglas Davis ’12 was the first freshman to lead Princeton in scoring, but his 333 points fell short of the freshman high, 387. Who holds the freshman scoring record? Chris Young ’02

i-b8409c3b456e3e573ae177f377f175e0-012804.jpg6. and 7. Davis hit seven 3-pointers against Lafayette in December. Name the only two Princeton players who have made more threes in one game. Spencer Gloger ’05 (10) and Matt Lapin ’90 (8)

8. With 281 3-pointers made, this player is Princeton’s all-time leader by a wide margin. He’s also pictured on the PAW cover at right. Brian Earl ’99

9. This Princeton forward remains the only Ivy League basketball player to start NCAA tournament games in four consecutive seasons. Matt Eastwick ’92

10. Dan White ’65 wrote two books about Pete Carril: The Smart Take From the Strong, a book of basketball philosophy published in 1997; and a 1978 profile of the coach. What is the title of the earlier book? Play to Win

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