Hot Shooting Lifts Princeton Over Yale

Austin Morgan (photo by Don Clark,Yale Sports Publicity)
Austin Morgan (photo by Don Clark,Yale Sports Publicity)

Tigers Make 13 Three-Pointers En Route To Win

PRINCETON, N.J. - If there is one thing you can't do against Princeton, it's allow the Tigers multiple offensive opportunities. That's what Yale did on Friday night, and the Bulldogs paid dearly for it. Princeton had 16 offensive rebounds in an 82-58 victory over Yale before a crowd of 2,820 at Jadwin Gym.

The Tigers outrebounded the Bulldogs 39-25 overall.

Dan Mavraides led Princeton with 20 points. Patrick Saunders added 14, while Douglas Davis chipped in with 12. Pawel Buczak had six points, six rebounds and seven assists in 19 minutes. The Tigers had assists on 25 of their 31 field goals.

Greg Mangano paced the Bulldogs with 11 points and five rebounds. Alex Zampier scored nine points, and Porter Braswell had seven points and three assists. Michael Sands, Paul Nelson, Austin Morgan and Reggie Willhite all finished with six points.

Princeton (16-6, 7-1 Ivy) remained a half-game behind first-place Cornell with the victory.

The Tigers swept the season series from Yale for the first time since 2005-06.

In the first meeting, the Bulldogs limited Princeton to three three-pointers but still suffered a 58-45 loss. It was a different story on Friday as the Tigers made 13-of-18 (68.4 percent) three-pointers.

"In the first game, they beat us in the post. Tonight they did it from beyond the arc," said James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men's Basketball.

Yale (10-16, 4-5 Ivy) scored the first basket of the game, but Princeton led 6-2 after two minutes. The lead grew to nine, 16-7, but the Bulldogs pulled to within three, 25-22, on Morgan's three-pointer with 6:13 left. The Tigers, though, closed the first half with a 17-4 run to take a 42-26 lead at the intermission.

Princeton made 8-of-12 three-pointers in the first half.

It was more the same in the second half as the Tigers shot 55.2 percent from the field. Yale never got closer than 14 points.

NOTES: Jordan Gibson and Josh Davis both missed the game with injuries... Braswell, who played his high school basketball at the nearby Lawrenceville School, had several family and friends in attendance... The game was televised by ESPNU. It was the Bulldogs third appearance on the ESPN family of networks... Yale plays at Penn on Saturday at 7 p.m. That game will be televised in the Philadelphia area on the Comcast Network... The Quakers fell to Brown 80-73 on Friday.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity