On This Date 3/17/1989
Georgetown, the top seed, survives a scare in the first round beating #16 Princeton 50-49 in Providence. The Tigers started strong and led most of the way, building a 29-21 lead at the half. The Hoyas had five future NBA players on their team and were a tournament favorite. Coach Pete Carri kept Georgetown off-balanced with a slowdown 2-2-1 zone. Princeton had their chance to win at the buzzer, but a pair of blocks by Alonzo Mourning saved the game.