Princeton Tigers - 15-1, 3-0 in Ivy League
It's almost February and there is just one team that has just one loss to their name. The only team on that list is the Ivy League leaders, the Princeton Tigers. Mitch Henderson's team is 15-1 and 3-0 in league play entering Saturday's road tilt with Cornell. They had a strong start to the year defeating Rutgers and Hofstra on their way to beginning the year 9-0. They suffered their only loss to date at Saint Joseph's 74-70, in a game that was tied with less than two minutes to play. They have since won six straight including their first three league games by an average of 19 points.
As of Thursday, the Tigers are 29 in the NET and have a 3-1 record in quad 2 with their wins over Duquesne, Hofstra, and Rutgers. After their last win, the Tigers have a results-based metric average of 27, including ranking 13th in strength of record. They have a chance to really set themselves apart in the Ivy with their next two games coming on the road against the other two undefeated teams in the conference Cornell and Yale.
If the Ivy League tournament comes around and the Tigers are still racking up wins, their case will have been made to be included in the field even if they don’t come away with the tournament title.