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Princeton Downs Arizona as Tournament Brings Upsets Quickly

SACRAMENTO — Nearly three decades after one of the most stunning upsets in N.C.A.A. history, the Princeton Tigers delivered another with a shocking 59-55 victory over second-seeded Arizona on Thursday.

After trailing most of the game, No. 15 seed Princeton’s tight defense and crisp passing allowed the Tigers to go on several runs in the second half, including a 9-0 run to close the game. With about two minutes left, Ryan Langborg drove the lane to give the Tigers the lead for good.

To that point, the Tigers had gone to the free throw line just once for the entire game.