The Princeton women’s basketball team beat Brown 79-67 tonight, staying undefeated on the season. The team, ranked no. 14 in the AP poll coming into the game, improved to 27-0.
That is the most wins the team has ever had in a single season, according to Princeton athletic communications.
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Michelle Miller led the team with twenty points, and Annie Tarakchian, the team-leader in rebounds on the season, tied for the game high rebound total with nine.
Princeton pulled off the win despite a poor showing from three-point-range, typically one of their strengths. They shot 31% from behind the arc, just under ten percentage points below their season average, but significantly better than Brown’s 12%. They also had 18 turnovers, four more than their season average.
2097 people attended the game, nearly double the season average for the team at Jadwin. There were enticements for the crowd – the Class of 2016 even gave one Princeton student the chance to take a halfcourt shot for a chance to win $10,000. The student, a 2016-er himself, hit the backboard but missed.
The Tigers have three games remaining. They play at Cornell on Friday, and finish the season with Columbia on Saturday and Penn next Tuesday. Only a train ride away…
Correction: A previous version of this post stated that the team’s next game is at Columbia on Saturday. They also play on Friday, at Cornell.