1272 should be good to go after an overnight crash, at least in my experience. If I find myself in your situation I generally just store the wort cold overnight and pitch the next morning.
Unfortunately, he won't be putting in to cold crashing by night since he just made the starter at noon. But it may be a good idea as stated above to cold crash it in the morning, then pitch later that night (or next morning) if you can.
The way I read it, he was brewing the day after the starter prep, so pitching the day after brewing would be a full day on the stir plate (or whatever) plus an overnight cold crash.