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Tosan Evbuomwan has led Princeton to one of the biggest upsets of the NCAA tournament so far with a 59-55 win over No. 2 Arizona on Thursday night.
Evbuomwan finished with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists as the Tigers stunned Arizona, closing the game on a 9-0 run and holding them scoreless over the game’s final 4:43.
PRINCETON KNOCKS OFF 2-SEED ARIZONA 🤯#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/U9XHuN41ON
— NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessMBB) March 16, 2023
The win knocked out 93% of the remaining perfect brackets in ESPN’s Tournament Challenge, as Evbuomwan also broke the 1000 career points mark in the game.
Princeton won despite shooting just 4 for 25 from 3-point range and going to the free-throw line just five times.
Princeton's Tosan Evbuomwan didn't start playing organized basketball in the United Kingdom until he was 15.
His father sent Tosan's highlight tape to all the Ivy League schools and only Princeton reached out. Today, he led the 15-seed Tigers to a win over 2-seed Arizona. pic.twitter.com/tsuSvvScpv
— B/R Hoops (@brhoops) March 16, 2023
The game will no doubt help Evbuomwan’s status in the eyes of NBA scouts, many of which have been following his progress this season, having been named unanimous Ivy League Player of the Year last season.
The Tigers went 21-8 and won both the Ivy League regular-season title and the conference tournament this year.
They will now face Missouri in the second round; who knocked out Brit duo RJ Eytle-Rock and Dan Akin with Utah State in their opener.
Elsewhere, James Okonkwo and West Virginia were beaten by 67-65 by Maryland, Josh Ogundele and Iowa were defeated by Auburn 83-75, and Yves Nkomba and Kennesaw State fell to Xavier.
Find all the Brits in March Madness, here.