Stardom? They'd Rather Pass

A former Princeton scrub says the Tigers play the right way, but still want to win

I'm not a fan. I never root for one team over another because I generally don't care who wins. But I admit I do feel vindicated by the Princeton University basketball team's 26-and-1 record and its rank of No. 8 in the country. I confess I wouldn't be all that disappointed if the team wins a couple of games in the NCAA championships that start this week. But only because it might teach a lesson to the guys I play pickup basketball with on Tuesday nights.

I was a scrub, a sophomore backup guard, on the last great Princeton squad, the...

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