While yesterday's tussle at The Palestra did not go as hoped, there was one great thing that came out of a Monday night trip to Philadelphia. Through sheer happenstance, my mom found herself seated next to David Zeft, who used to shoot photographs at Princeton games.
Zeft was kind enough to send me some selections from his collection today and I'm delighted to present this first batch of images to you.
Above Craig Robinson is going in for a layup above with a young Jay Wright (#14) watching under the basket. This was likely in the 1982-83 season opener.
Six more photos follow after the jump.
A superb candid of Pete Carril from inside The Palestra.
Gordon Enderle versus Ohio State at Madison Square Garden in 1981, a 59-55 loss for the Tigers.
Another shot of Enderle from the same game. The shading makes this look closer to a painting than a photograph. The three Buckeyes are Tony Campbell, Granville Waiters and Clark Kellogg.
Craig Robinson dunking at Jadwin.
Carril with his arm around Kevin "Moon" Mullin after Princeton beat Penn at The Palestra in 1984. The Tigers won 45-41 in overtime, playing only five players the entire game.
Mullen cuts down the nets following an Ivy League title for Princeton.