PRINCETON — The Princeton women’s basketball team is boarding a plane for the first time this season that will travel to Austin, Texas to compete with the No. 16/No. 19 Texas Longhorns.
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how did we get here
•Princeton are 3-1 this season, having last defeated the Fordham Rams 70-67 at Jadwin Gym on November 14.
•Against the rams, grace stone tied her career high with 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting Kaitlyn Chen also fell off the floor in 19 on 8-of-9. Ellie Mitchell filled the stat sheet again with a double-double (10 points, 14 rebounds) and five steals. Julia Cunningham had 13 points in the win.
• Five behind, Fordham made another run and scored 8 points from 10 to take a one-point lead, 58-57 when the clock showed six minutes. The two teams traded buckets before a huge three-pointer from Stone with three minutes remaining gave the home side the ultimate advantage, 62-61. Chen extended the lead while Mitchell hit back-to-back offensive rebounds that squandered almost a minute of action. The Tigers then hit five from the charity strip in the final 24 seconds to seal the win.
•Princeton shot 53.8 percent from the floor against Fordham, their best mark since an 83-48 win over Brown in February 2020 (54.0).
•Princeton’s Buffalo game was canceled due to the snowstorm in the Buffalo area.
2022-23 stats and things…
Statistics up to November 21st.
•Head Coach Carla Berube‘s team is 32nd in the country in blocks per game at 5.5. The Tigers have 22 overall and at least four in every game.
•Princeton is 74th in the NCAA in rebound margin (+8.0). The Tigers have recorded at least 30 rebounds in every competition.
•After shooting 1-of-13 from Deep vs. Temple, Princeton has since been 19-of-50 from Beyond the Arc (38.0 percent).
•Ellie Mitchell is the nation’s first in rebounds per game (16.2). She is second in defensive rebounds per contest (10.8), third in total rebounds (65), and seventh in offensive rebounds (5.5).
•Against Seton Hall, she became only the third person since 2009-10 to have at least 23 rebounds and six steals in a game (Javonna Layfield (Dayton), 12/31/17), Kylie Kuhns (Sacramento St., 12/17). 1/10).
•Mitchell has had at least 10 rebounds in 13 of her last 14 games since last season.
•The junior is 16th nationally in minutes per game (38.3) and 55th in steals (12).
•Kaitlyn Chen leads the team with 14.5 points per game and field goal percentage (54.3). She made 15 of her last 23 shots with just three attempts outside the three-point line.
•After scoring 31 points in 20 games last year, Paige Morton registered 29 this season.
•Cunningham currently has 178 points less than 1,000 for her career. With her 14.0 points/pace, she would reach that milestone on December 11 against Delaware.
•The Tigers have at least 10 assists in every game this season and 11 steals in each of the last two competitions.
•grace stone has played 92 games in their career. If Princeton plays in the same number of games as last year, barring injuries, the senior would finish with 118 games, putting him third all-time.
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•Prior to last year, the Tigers had a program win against a top 25 team.
• The Tigers collected two during the 2021-22 campaign.
•Princeton dropped No. 15 Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA tournament. In December 2021, the Tigers defeated No. 22 at the Florida Gulf Coast 58-55.
•The Tigers’ decision over the Florida Gulf Coast was the program’s first Top 25 win in 43 years.
•Princeton’s last top 25 win was against No. 18 Rutgers on January 5, 1978 (70-57). Princeton head coach Carla Berube was two years old. It was also the team’s first game against a top-25 program.
•The Tigers did not face another top 25 opponent for 24 years until November 29, 2002, when they fought No. 7 Stanford. Princeton subsequently faced 24 other top-25 squads and went 0-25.
•Some top teams the Tigers have faced are No. 1 Tennessee (Dec. 20, 2005), no. 2 Rutgers (Nov. 18, 2008) and no. 4 Stanford (18 Dec 2011).