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1976 Penn/Princeton program.

For just $0.74 more than it would have set me back walking in to Jadwin Gym 34 years ago, I picked up a copy of the above Penn/Princeton program on eBay this week.

Highlights are scanned after the jump. Click on any image to enlarge.

The Tigers had a 5-3 non-conference record entering their first meeting of the 1975-96 season against Coach Chuck Daly and the Penn Quakers, upsetting previously undefeated Alabama 61-59 at the Maryland Tournament when the Crimson Tide was ranked eighth in the nation.

Princeton's leading scorer after these eight games, senior Barnes Hauptfuhrer (14.1 ppg), is pictured on the program's cover.

Profiled inside, head coach Pete Carril says of Hauptfuhrer: "Barnes is a real plugger, a real worker, who has made excellent strides as a basketball player since he arrived...he gives 100 percent of himself all the time. He should have his best season this winter."

The lean 6'7" Hauptfuhrer, who was nicknamed "Stretch" by his teammates, is quoted as follows: "I have a very high metabolism and when I play hard, I burn weight very easily because of a lot of nervous energy as well as physical exertion...Coach Carril told me to drink a lot of beer to build my weight up and so far that has worked pretty well."

Team captains Mickey Steuerer and Armond Hill.

A rare photo of Coach Carril wearing a suit and tie!

The Tigers crushed the Quakers 63-39 on January 3rd, the first of 14 Ivy victories to sweep their conference slate clean. Princeton would finish the season with a 22-5 record, ranked as high as 15th in the AP poll.

After ending Penn's run of six straight titles, Princeton fell by a single point to undefeated Rutgers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament - the Tigers' second loss versus the Scarlet Knights in as many months.

Hauptfuhrer earned First Team All-Ivy status that season, with Armond Hill taking home Player of the Year honors. Bob Slaughter made the Second Team All-Ivy.

Team photo.

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