The thrilling 1996 Tournament upset is etched in your memory, sure - the game in which Princeton used the backdoor to topple UCLA. But do you recall the setup - the neutral-site playoff win against Penn
? The teams met halfway at Lehigh, and battled into overtime. Afterwards, Pete Carrill wrote "I am retiring" on the Stabler Arena blackboard.
Ten years later, Princeton returns to Bethlehem for a game of wild-cards in school-first conferences. Lehigh made the Big Bracket two years ago, and is reorganizing under big center Jason Mgebroff
, and the 2005-06 Tigers are still head-scratching material after a bad loss to Drexel
last week. If Lehigh can pull this out, it would be their first win against PU since 1930 (they didn't even have an NCAA Tournament back then.)
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