No. 2 Princeton
The Conference they are in: Ivy League
This season’s best victories came against: Rutgers (68-61), at Monmouth (82-57), and at Duquesne (70-67)
This season, there have been victories over a Power Five conference team: One
Notable Losses for this season: None
Overall Season Record for 2023–2024: 4-0
RPI Standing as of November 18: 8
KenPom Ranking as of November 18: 68
College Basketball Power Index Ranking as of November 18: 79
The Princeton Tigers men’s basketball team is off to a strong start to the 2023-24 season, with a perfect 4-0 record. They are averaging 73.5 points per game, which is approximately in the top 275 in the country, and they are shooting 42.8% from the field. They are also averaging 33.0 rebounds per game.
The Tigers have been led by a balanced scoring attack, with four players averaging in double figures. Senior guard Matt Allocco is leading the team in scoring with 19.0 points per game, and he is also averaging 4.8 rebounds per game. Sophomore guard Xaivian Lee is averaging 16 points and 3.3 assists per game, and sophomore forward Caden Pierce is averaging 15 points and 12 rebounds per game.
The Tigers have a tough schedule ahead of them, but they are well-positioned to make a run at the Ivy League championship. The Tigers are currently undefeated in non-conference, and they are one of the favorites to win the league.
Here are some of the key reasons for the Tigers’ success this season:
Balanced scoring attack: The Tigers have four players averaging in double figures, and they have five players averaging at least 7.8 points per game. This balanced scoring attack has made it difficult for opposing teams to defend the Tigers.
Strong rebounding: The Tigers are averaging 33.0 rebounds per game, which is tied 340th in the country as of 11/17. This strong rebounding has given the Tigers second-chance opportunities and has helped them to control the tempo of the game.
Efficient shooting: The Tigers are shooting 42.8% from the field, which is tied-270th in the country as of 11/17. This efficient shooting has helped the Tigers to score at a high rate.