League: Division I (NCAA)
Head Coach: Mitch Henderson
Team Mascot: The Tiger
Year Opened: 1969
City / State: Princeton / New Jersey
Rivalries & Top Games to Attend
Princeton Tigers vs Penn Quakers
Rival Team: Penn Quakers
Princeton and Penn are the two most successful basketball programs in the Ivy League and as a result, have developed a fierce rivalry over the years. The rivalry is particularly intense since the Ivy League typically only receives one NCAA Tournament bid each year giving each and every matchup extra importance. There is always a lot at stake when the Tigers and Quakers square-off, so make sure to be in attendance when Penn comes to Jadwin Gymnasium.
Princeton Tigers vs Harvard Crimson
Rival Team: Harvard Crimson
The hatred between Princeton and Harvard may not be as strong as it is between Princeton and Penn, but the Crimson’s recent success on the court has made Princeton-Harvard one of the best matchups in the league. If you want to see a hard-fought contest at Jadwin Gymnasium, then a Princeton-Harvard game is a must-see.
Princeton Tigers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rival Team: Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Princeton has played in-state rivals Rutgers, more than any other non-conference opponent making a Princeton-Rutgers game a great time to see the Tigers play. The two New Jersey-based schools have played 120 times, and there is plenty of animosity between the two programs, so don’t miss it when Princeton and Rutgers meet on the hardwood.