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No postseason for Princeton.

Brendan Connolly, Mack Darrow and Ian Hummer have played their final games wearing orange and black.

I had begun to suspect as such when I noticed multiple Princeton players saying via social networking that they were going home for Spring Break but it was still somewhat surprising to receive confirmation earlier today that the Tigers' season is officially over and they will not be participating in a postseason tournament.

This ends a run of three straight seasons with a game in either the NCAA or CBI for the Tigers.

Princeton concludes 2012-13 with a 17-11 record, 10-4 in the Ivy League.

Coco said,

March 15, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

Any word that would indicate this was a team decision?

Jon Solomon said,

March 15, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

No word either way but listen back to the Penn postgame audio and tell me there wasn't a certain finality to it all around. That combined with a couple assistant coach posts on Twitter had me pretty sure there would be no postseason.

At least they went out with a win. Not that many +.500 teams in DI can say that.

TigerHeel said,

March 15, 2013 @ 9:33 pm

If it was a team decision, it was the right one for this team. Unlike last year when extra games were building to this season, next year's squad will have an entirely new look, so no need to keep playing. While this season wasn't as great as we all had hoped, it was still a good one of which the Tigers should be proud.

George Clark said,

March 16, 2013 @ 6:45 am

I agree with TigerHeel's conclusion. The team must have polled its members on the issue. After the disappointing road trip last week the CBI, especially with the inevitable traveling, was probably considered a huge letdown. Nevertheless, to take yourself off the field is somewhat disconcerting. I don't see how the returnees are hurt by getting more game experience, especially a Garbade and a Wilson who need chances to show what they can do. If Hummer needed a game to move up I'd feel very disappointed, but that race is over. If the team says "we're done" that's that. Thanks for helping to restore the program to the place we want it to be!

Steven Postrel said,

March 16, 2013 @ 8:12 pm

I concur that if the players and coaches said they would prefer to wrap things up now, fine. But if this is some administrative or budget issue, I'd be ticked. These guys didn't achieve all their goals this year, but they represented the university well and gave us all some great moments.

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