Originally posted on College Hoops Journal  |  Last updated 11/13/11
Princeton coach Pete Carril leaves the court after upsetting UCLA, 43-41, in the first round of the NCAA Southeast tournament in Indianapolis on Thursday, March 14, 1996. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman)   The legacy of the Pete Carril permeates Jadwin Gymnasium. A banner hangs in the rafters noting his accomplishments: 13 Ivy League titles, 1975 NIT Champions, 11 NCAA Tournaments, 1997 inductee into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. (Not to mention 514 wins at Princeton alone.) But what those numbers don’t capture is the system and the memories that his work inspired. A tree of coaches and a legacy that has lived on for years after his retirement. Mitch Henderson is the fifth coach to try to live up to the lofty standards of the man after whom the Princeton Tigers’ home court is named. Carril has shown many the way. He is the man who came closest to ever leading a 16 seed past a No. 1. The memory of Georgetown’s 50-49 escape  lives on. He defeated defending champion UCLA in his second...
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