Princeton men’s and women’s basketball have been among the most successful programs in Ivy League history, but entering this weekend’s Ivy Madness tournament at Jadwin Gym, the two teams had only earned bids to the NCAA Tournament in the same year once, in 2011.

Make it twice: The women came back against Harvard Saturday to clinch their fourth straight championship, and the men joined the party Sunday afternoon, defeating top-seeded Yale.

“The women have been unbelievable for five years, we’ve been trying to catch up to them,” men’s coach Mitch Henderson ’98 said. “We root really hard for one another. And we support one another, and that’s the way it should be.”

Hosting the event for the first time, Princeton became the first Ivy school to win both men’s and women’s tournament titles in the same year (the league added the postseason tournament in 2017). In NCAA Tournament play, the men, seeded 15th in the South Region, will face No. 2 seed Arizona on Thursday in Sacramento, California, while the women, seeded 10th in the Greenville 2 Region, open against No. 7 seed North Carolina State on Friday in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Read more about Ivy Madness in PAW’s game-by-game coverage below, and follow NCAA Tournament coverage at

Princeton Men’s Basketball Beats Yale, Earns NCAA Bid

Yale beat the Princeton men twice in the regular season, but the Tigers prevailed in a tightly contested Ivy final. Read more

Comeback Win Clinches NCAA Bid for Princeton Women’s Basketball

Princeton erased an 11-point deficit against Harvard in the title game, and Ellie Mitchell ’23 made her offense count. Read more

Evbuomwan Shines as Princeton Men’s Basketball Advances

Versatile Tigers forward Tosan Evbuomwan ’23 secured Princeton’s win in the closing minutes of a tight game against Penn. Read more

Princeton Women’s Basketball Holds Off Penn, Advances to Ivy Final

In the semifinal round, Ivy Player of the Year Kaitlyn Chen ’24 scored 24 points to lead the Tigers to a 60-47 win. Read more