The Princeton men’s and women’s basketball teams have had a lot in common over the last four years:
- Both Tiger teams welcomed new coaches in the spring of 2007 (Sydney Johnson ’97 for the men, Courtney Banghart for the women).
- Both programs struggled in 2007-08, improved in 2008-09, and reached the postseason in 2009-10 (the women went to their first NCAA Tournament, while the men accepted a bid to the College Basketball Invitational).
- And this week, both teams will represent the Ivy League in the NCAA Tournament. The Princeton men drew Kentucky in an opening-round game that will be played in Tampa, Fla., March 17 (approx. 2:45 p.m. on CBS). The Princeton women face Georgetown in College Park, Md., March 20 (2:30 p.m. on ESPN2).
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