‘Anything is possible’: Princeton’s dance in the Sweet 16 captures the internet

In 2021, we had Oral Roberts. In 2022, we had Saint-Pierre. And in 2023, we have (at least) Princeton.

The Tigers dismantled Missouri on Saturday to become the third straight No. 15 seed to reach the Sweet 16 — and the second straight such team to come from New Jersey.

Even more emotionally, Princeton did it in the first NCAA men’s basketball tournament to be held following the death of legendary former head coach Pete Carril in August 2022. Current Princeton head coach Mitch Henderson , was a Carril player when the Tigers upset No. 2 UCLA as the No. 15 seed in 1997.

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But now Henderson has taken the Tigers even further in the modern edition of March Madness than even the legendary Carril, and guard Blake Peters summed it up best after the game, channeling his inside Kevin Garnett.

Social media, meanwhile, had a lot of fun celebrating another Cinderella team from New Jersey. They could soon be joined by 16th seed Fairleigh Dickinson if the Knights can beat Florida Atlantic on Sunday after shocking No. 1 Purdue on Friday.

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