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Sea of "Slappers."

Daily Princetonian back cover, March 5, 1990

A picture of the stands from Matt Lapin's final game at Jadwin Gym - the debut of the first ever Senior on a Stick.

Lapin hit six three pointers on Friday night versus Cornell and five against Columbia the next evening to sew up Princeton's second straight Ivy title.

The Tigers closed 20-6, 11-3 in conference play, hitting 20 wins for the first time since 1982-83.

Lapin finished 1989-90 with 71 treys, breaking a mark set one season prior by Bob Scrabis '89. Sean Jackson would obliterate this total the following year, canning 95 triples, still the school record.

The last home game of the season saw the 1965 Final Four team honored at halftime and Kit Mueller putting up a stat line that included 14 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists as Princeton blew out the Lions by 27.

On the front of the paper is a cropped version of one of my favorite Princeton basketball photos, which I've discussed previously here.

The caption for that shot reads:

Coach Pete Carril, in a rare display of giddy joy, lifts the arm of senior captain Matt Lapin to signify the Tigers' Ivy championship.

Click either photo to enlarge.

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