Princeton Downs Arizona in Quick Upset
Princeton defeated Arizona, a No. 2 seed and one of the favorites, and Furman defeated No. 4 Virginia.
In a stunning upset over second-seeded Arizona, the Princeton Tigers delivered another nearly three decades after one of the most stunning upsets in N.C.A.A. history.
Princeton's tight defense and crisp passing allowed the Tigers to go on several runs in the second half, including a 9-0 run to close the game.
Langborg drove the lane with two minutes left to give the Tigers the lead. In the entire game, the Tigers had only attempted one free throw.
With 21 seconds left, Arizona fouled Caden Pierce, who calmly sank both shots to make it 58-55.
As Arizona's Courtney Ramey and Kerr Kriisa missed 3-point attempts in the final seconds, Tosan Evbuomwan grabbed the rebound and fouled.
Evbuomwan made the first free throw, missed the second and the Tigers mobbed each other. It was their biggest win since defeating U.C.L.A. in 1996.
The loss was the second for Arizona as a No. 2 seed; the Wildcats also lost to Santa Clara in 1993. No. 15 seeds are now 11-138 all time against No. 2 seeds.