1924–25 Princeton Tigers men's basketball team

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1924–25 Princeton Tigers men's basketball
EIBL Champions
Helms Foundation National Champions
Premo-Porretta National Champions
Conference Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League
1924–25 record 21–2 (9–1 EIBL)
Head coach Albert Wittmer
Captain Stephen Cleaves
Home arena University Gymnasium
« 1923–24 1925–26 »

The 1924–25 Princeton Tigers men's basketball team represented Princeton University in intercollegiate college basketball during the 1924–25 NCAA men's basketball season. The head coach was Albert Wittmer and the team captain was Stephen Cleaves.[1] The team played its home games in the University Gymnasium on the university campus in Princeton, New Jersey.[2] The team was the winner of the Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League (EIBL) and is considered the retroactive national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.[1][3][4]

The team posted a 21–2 overall record and a 9–1 conference record. Its only two losses came in road games against Westminster College by a 25–23 margin in the third game of the season on December 27, 1924 and against the Penn Quakers in the final game of the season on March 14, 1925 by a 29–28 score.[1]

Two-time All-American Arthur Loeb set numerous records, including the school record for career free throws made (342) that would stand until Harold Haabestad, Jr. totaled 376 during his career that ended with the 1954–55 season.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Men's Basketball Record Book • All-Time Results". GoPrincetonTigers.com. Princeton Athletic Communications. 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  2. ^ Princeton Athletic Communications (2009-06-12). "Men's Basketball Record Book • Coaching Record & Program Facts". GoPrincetonTigers.com. Princeton University. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  3. ^ "Division I Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 84. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  4. ^ ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 537. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2. 
  5. ^ Princeton Athletic Communications (2009-06-12). "Men's Basketball Record Book • Individual & Team Records". GoPrincetonTigers.com. Princeton University. Retrieved 2010-09-28.