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Senior Night Saturday Highlights Women's Basketball Weekend Homestand

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 03/06/2014
Courtesy: Beverly Schaefer
The Class of 2014: Nicole Hung and Kristen Helmstetter
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 Game No. 26: Princeton (18-7, 9-2 Ivy) vs. Cornell (14-12, 6-6 Ivy)
Game Info: Friday, Mar. 7 • 7 p.m.
Location: Princeton, N.J. • Jadwin Gym • Directions • Parking • Tickets
All-Time Series: Princeton leads 43-16
Last Meeting: Princeton won 71-56 on Feb. 8, 2014 in Ithaca, N.Y.
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About Princeton: Roster Schedule Stats
About Cornell: Roster Schedule Stats
Game Notes:  Princeton Game NotesCornell Game Notes 
Game No. 27: Princeton (18-7, 9-2 Ivy) vs. Columbia (6-20, 3-9 Ivy)
Game Info: Saturday, Mar. 8 • 6 p.m. 
Location: Princeton, N.J. • Jadwin Gym • Directions • Parking • Tickets
All-Time Series: Princeton leads 47-20
Last Meeting: Princeton won 70-41 on Feb. 7, 2014 in New York, N.Y.
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About Princeton: Roster Schedule Stats
About Columbia: Roster Schedule Stats
Game Notes:  Princeton Game Notes Columbia Game Notes

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. 

On Deck:
• 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. 

Get Connected:
• Are you following Princeton on social media? Follow the athletics department at Facebook.com/PrincetonAthletics, Twitter.com/PUTIGERS, Vine.co/PUTIGERS and Instagram.com/PrincetonAthletics.
• 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. 

Scouting Cornell:
• 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.

Scouting Columbia:
• 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.

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