2012–13 Princeton Tigers men's basketball team

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2012–13 Princeton Tigers men's basketball
Conference Ivy League
2012–13 record 17–11 (10–4 Ivy)
Head coach Mitch Henderson (2nd year)
Assistant coach Brian Earl
Assistant coach Dan Geriot
Assistant coach Marcus Jenkins
Captain Ian Hummer
Captain Brendan Connolly
Captain Mack Darrow
Captain T. J. Bray
Home arena Jadwin Gymnasium
Seasons
« 2011–12 2013–14 »
2012–13 Ivy League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
x-Harvard 11 3   .786     20 10   .667
Princeton 10 4   .714     17 11   .607
Yale 8 6   .571     14 17   .452
Brown 7 7   .500     13 15   .464
Penn 6 8   .429     9 22   .290
Cornell 5 9   .357     13 18   .419
Dartmouth 5 9   .357     9 19   .321
Columbia 4 10   .286     12 16   .429
As of March 23, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

x-Ivy League champion

The 2012–13 Princeton Tigers men's basketball team represented Princeton University during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Tigers, led by second year head coach Mitch Henderson, played their home games at Jadwin Gymnasium and were members of the Ivy League. The Tigers entered the season as the favorites to win the Ivy League regular season title. For the first time in school history, the team was served by a quartet of captains. They finished the season 17–11, 10–4 in Ivy League play to finish in second place. They chose not to participate in a postseason tournament.[1] Following the season Hummer earned Ivy League Men's Basketball Player of the Year.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
3 Clay Wilson Guard 6–3 170 Sophomore Tulsa, Oklahoma
4 Denton Koon Forward 6–8 205 Sophomore Liberty, Missouri
5 T.J. Bray Guard 6–5 207 Junior New Berlin, Wisconsin
11 Brian Fabrizius Forward 6–11 203 Sophomore Arlington Heights, Illinois
13 Mike Washington, Jr. Guard 6–3 169 Freshman Oak Harbor, Washington
21 Mack Darrow Forward 6–9 248 Senior Lake Barrington, Illinois
22 Chris Clement Guard 6–2 190 Junior Round Rock, Texas
24 Will Barrett Forward 6–10 197 Junior Hartsville, Pennsylvania
30 Hans Brase Forward 6–8 231 Freshman Clover, South Carolina
32 Daniel Edwards Forward 6–8 230 Junior Dallas, Texas
33 Ebo Lawrence Center 7–1 220 Freshman London, England
34 Ian Hummer Forward 6–7 225 Senior Vienna, Virginia
40 Bobby Garbade Center 6–11 234 Sophomore Binghamton, New York
44 Brendan Connolly Center 6–11 255 Senior Brentwood, Tennessee


Preseason[edit]

The Ivy League media selected Princeton as the preseason favorite when 16 of 17 voting members (one voter selected Harvard) named Princeton first in the preseason poll.[2] Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports also selected Princeton as his preseason choice with Harvard second, noting that Harvard had been his preseason favorite until the September 2012 Harvard cheating scandal that involved about 125 athletes and students ensnared Kyle Casey and Brandyn Curry, leading to their withdrawal.[3] Casey and Curry had been first-team and second-team All-Ivy selections for the 2011–12 Ivy League men's basketball season, respectively.[4]

Princeton returned three of its five starters from the 2011–12 team: first-team All-Ivy senior forward Ian Hummer, senior center Brendan Connolly and junior guard T.J. Bray. Bray had been the team leader in assists, while Hummer's 515 points was the most by a Tiger in a single season since Bill Bradley.[2] Princeton announced a quartet of captains for the first time in school history. Its trio of seniors, Hummer, Connolly, and Mack Darrow were joined by Bray as team quad-captains for the season.[5] Princeton's most significant loss from the prior year was the graduation of shooting guard Doug Davis.[3] Davis had finished as the second leading scorer in Princeton history.[6] CBS' Goodman selected Hummer as his Preseason Ivy League Player of the Year.[3]

Jimmy Sherburne took the entire school year off from the team and Princeton as he recuperated from a shoulder injury.[5] Three freshmen: Hans Brase, Edward "Edo" Lawrence and Mike Washington, Jr. joined the team. 7-foot-1-inch (2.16 m) Lawrence is believed to be the tallest Princeton Tiger basketball player of all-time.[5]

Princeton entered the season with 9 of the team's 14 players measuring 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) or taller.[2] The team is scheduled to appear on NBC Sports Network three times, including the January 12 rivalry game against Penn. In addition, Princeton's March 1 contest with Harvard will be broadcast on ESPNU.[7]

Schedule[edit]

When Yale defeated Princeton at Jadwin Gymnasium on February 9, it snapped a 21-game conference home winning streak, which was Princeton's longest since it won 26 consecutive home games from 1996-1999.[8] The 2012–13 Tigers finished with a 17–11 (10–4) record and did not qualify for the post season.[9][10] Princeton entered the final weekend of the season with three games remaining and a half game lead over Harvard.[11] The team got swept in its two weekend games while Harvard won both its games to clinch the 2012–13 Ivy League title.[12]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
11/10/2012* 12:00 PM at Buffalo Alumni ArenaAmherst, NY W 57–53  4,450 1–0
11/13/2012* 7:00 PM Northeastern Jadwin GymnasiumPrinceton, NJ L 66–67  1,481 1–1
11/16/2012* 7:00 PM Rutgers Jadwin Gymnasium • Princeton, NJ L 52–58  3,150 1–2
11/21/2012* 7:00 PM at #6 Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY L 53–73  17,881 1–3
11/24/2012* 2:00 PM at Lafayette Kirby Sports CenterEaston, PA W 72–53  1,544 2–3
11/28/2012* 7:00 PM at Wagner Spiro Sports CenterStaten Island, NY L 42–48 OT 1,432 2–4
12/01/2012* 7:00 PM at Kent State MAC CenterKent, OH W 62–50  2,715 3–4
12/08/2012* 2:00 PM Drexel Jadwin Gymnasium • Princeton, NJ L 57–64  1,970 3–5
12/15/2012* 2:30 PM vs. Fordham Barclays CenterBrooklyn, NY L 60–63  16,514 3–6
12/20/2012* 7:00 PM Rider Jadwin Gymnasium • Princeton, NJ W 62–45  1,570 4–6
12/22/2012* 7:00 PM Bucknell Jadwin Gymnasium • Princeton, NJ W 79–67  3,090 5–6
12/30/2012* 7:00 PM at Akron James A. Rhodes ArenaAkron, OH L 58–62  3,392 5–7
01/05/2013* 12:00 PM at Elon Alumni GymElon, NC W 74–64  1,607 6–7
01/12/2013 6:00 PM Penn Jadwin Gymnasium • Princeton, NJ
(Penn–Princeton basketball rivalry)
NBCSN W 65–53  3,577 7–7 (1–0)
01/27/2013* 2:00 PM New Jersey Jadwin Gymnasium • Princeton, NJ W 71–33  2,174 8–7
02/01/2013 7:00 PM Cornell Jadwin Gymnasium • Princeton, NJ W 76–59  2,087 9–7 (2–0)
02/02/2013 6:00 PM Columbia Jadwin Gymnasium • Princeton, NJ NBCSN W 72–66  3,180 10–7 (3–0)
02/08/2013 7:00 PM Brown Jadwin Gymnasium • Princeton, NJ W 63–46  1,833 11–7 (4–0)
02/09/2013 6:00 PM Yale Jadwin Gymnasium • Princeton, NJ L 65–69  2,975 11–8 (4–1)
02/15/2013 7:00 PM at Dartmouth Leede ArenaHanover, NH W 73–55  703 12–8 (5–1)
02/16/2013 7:00 PM at Harvard Lavietes PavilionBoston, MA NBCSN L 57–69  2,195 12–9 (5–2)
02/22/2013 7:00 PM at Columbia Levien GymnasiumNew York City, NY W 65–40  2,119 13–9 (6–2)
02/23/2013 7:00 PM at Cornell Newman ArenaIthaca, NY W 72–53  2,694 14–9 (7–2)
03/01/2013 7:00 PM Harvard Jadwin Gymnasium • Princeton, NJ ESPNU W 58–53  4,413 15–9 (8–2)
03/02/2013 6:00 PM Dartmouth Jadwin Gymnasium • Princeton, NJ W 68–63  3,167 16–9 (9–2)
03/08/2013 7:00 PM at Yale Payne Whitney GymnasiumNew Haven, CT L 66–71  1,519 16–10 (9–3)
03/09/2013 6:00 PM at Brown Pizzitola Sports CenterProvidence, RI L 67–80  1,376 16–11 (9–4)
03/12/2013 7:30 PM at Penn The PalestraPhiladelphia, PA
(Penn–Princeton basketball rivalry)
W 71–58  4,814 17–11 (10–4)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

In season[edit]

Each week the Ivy League selects a player of the week and a rookie of the week.[13]

Player of the Week Rookie of the Week
Name School Class Position Name School Position
November 12, 2012 Will Barrett Princeton Jr. F
December 10, 2012 Ian Hummer Princeton Sr. F
December 17, 2012 Ian Hummer Princeton Sr. F
December 24, 2012 Ian Hummer Princeton Sr. F Hans Brase Princeton F
January 7, 2013 Ian Hummer Princeton Sr. F
January 14, 2013 T.J. Bray Princeton Jr. G
February 4, 2013 Ian Hummer Princeton Sr. F
February 25, 2013 Ian Hummer Princeton Sr. F
March 3, 2013 Ian Hummer Princeton Sr. F

All-Ivy[edit]

Ian Hummer was named Ivy League Men's Basketball Player of the Year. The following players earned Ivy League postseason recognition:[14]

First Team All-Ivy
Second Team All-Ivy
  • T.J. Bray, Princeton (Jr., G, New Berlin, Wis.)
Honorable Mention All-Ivy
  • Denton Koon, Princeton (So., G, Liberty, Mo.)
^Unanimous Selection

On March 12, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association named Hummer to its 2012–13 Men's All-District II (NY, NJ, DE, DC, PA, WV) Team, based upon voting from its national membership.[15] The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced their Division I All‐District teams on March 26, recognizing the nation’s best men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, 240 student-athletes, from 24 districts were chosen. The selections on this list were then eligible for the State Farm Coaches’ Division I All-America teams. Hummer was among the District 13 first team selections.[16] Hummer also earned Associated Press honorable mention All-American recognition.[17]

References[edit]

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