This Week for the Tigers:
• The Princeton women’s basketball team (18-7, 9-2 Ivy) returns home for its final trio of regular season contests at Jadwin Gym.
• The three-game slate begins this weekend with Cornell (14-12, 6-6 Ivy) on Friday, Mar. 7 at 7 p.m. and Columbia (6-20, 3-9 Ivy) on Saturday, Mar. 8 at 6 p.m.
• Prior to Saturday’s game the Tigers will host their annual Senior Night ceremony. The day also marks National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
Last Time Out:
• The Tigers opened their road trip with a sound 85-63 win over Yale on Feb. 28 to sweep the season series.
• Princeton shot 61.8 percent (33-for-54) from the field behind five in double figures, while holding advantages in rebounds (41-29), assists (15-7) and blocks (6-0).
• After winning their eighth straight, shooting woes plagued the Tigers the next day at Brown and ultimately resulted in a 61-58 stunning loss.
• Princeton had not lost to the Bears in the last 14 meetings and Brown was the only other Ivy team aside from Harvard to top the Tigers since 2010.
• Princeton’s home finale is set for Tuesday, Mar. 11 at 5:30 p.m. versus Penn at Jadwin Gym.
• Entering this weekend both Princeton and Penn are tied for first place in the Ivy League.
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• To connect with the women’s basketball program, follow the Tigers on Twitter via @CoachBanghart and @PrincetonWBB.
Ivy League Digital Network:
• Fans can tune into all Princeton’s Ivy League contests live on the Ivy League Digital Network. All home games will feature live play-by-play with the video stream.
• To sign up visit IvyLeagueDigitalNetwork.com.
National Girls and Women in Sports Day:
• Saturday Princeton will host its 15th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day at Jadwin Gym.
• The event will feature a sports clinic behind the main court on the indoor track beginning as soon as the doors open at 5 p.m., and continuing until the start of the basketball game.
• The clinic will offer participants the chance to learn the fundamentals of a variety of sports from Princeton student-athletes and coaches. There will also be a bounce house and face painting.
• Admission to the sports clinics is free with the purchase of a ticket to the basketball game. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children under age 14 and will be available at the door.
• Cornell heads to Princeton after splitting its last three Ivy League weekends and holds a 14-12, 6-6 Ivy record.
• The Big Red are averaging 64.6 points per game, a +1.8 scoring margin versus opponents.
• Cornell leads the league in steals with 9.0 per game.
• Allyson DiMagno headlines the Cornell offense with 13.8 points per game, and leads the Ivies in free throw percentage (84.8) and offensive rebounds (3.3/game). She is averaging 8.7 boards per game.
All-Time versus Cornell:
• Princeton owns the all-time series versus Cornell, 47-20, including winning the last 11 straight matchups.
• The series was established in 1974-75 and Friday’s meeting marks the 67th between the Ancient Eight programs.
• The Tigers handed the Big Red a 71-56 loss on Feb. 8 in Ithaca, N.Y. in the first meeting this season.
• Columbia enters this weekend riding a three-game losing skid and sits at 6-20, 3-9 Ivy.
• The Lions are averaging 60.9 points per game, an -11.6 scoring margin versus opponents.
• Tori Oliver and Miwa Tachibana guide the Columbia offense, averaging 10.8 and 10.2 points per game, respectively.
• Amara Mbionwu is the team’s rebounding leader with 5.9 per game, followed by Courtney Bradford’s 5.8.
All-Time versus Columbia:
• Princeton owns the all-time series versus Columbia, 43-16, including winning the last 11 consecutive meetings.
• The series was established in 1978-79 and Saturday’s contest marks the 59th between the Ivy foes.
• Princeton dropped the Lions, 70-41, in the first meeting this season on Feb. 7 in New York City.
Title on the Line:
• After losing to Brown last weekend, Princeton now shares first place in the Ivy League with Penn.
• To clinch their fifth straight league title the Tigers will need to win out their next three games.
The League’s Top Offense:
• Princeton maintains its stance as the top offense in the Ivy League, averaging 75.1 points per game (+11.2).
• The Tigers are guided by their league-leading 47.9 field goal percentage.
Off the Glass: Along with pacing the Ivies in scoring, the Tigers are averaging a conference-best 32.9 rebounds per game (+8.6).
May I Assist You?: The Tigers’ 16.2 assists per game serves as the league’s leader.
Wheatley Paces from Field: Princeton is paced by Alex Wheatley’s league-best 55.6 (105-189) field goal percentage.
CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top-25:
• Princeton slips two spots in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top-25 and is tabbed No. 17 with 266 points this week.
• The Tigers are 5-1 versus polling opponents.