Tigers Shoot Down Bears 63-46
Friday, February 08, 2013
When one team is making shots and the other isn't, things can tend to get ugly. That was the case Friday night in Princeton, New Jersey where the host Tigers shot the ball very well and the Brown Bears did not. It all added up to a 63-46 win for the Tigers.
Brown actually got off to a good start jumping out to a 10-4 lead on a Tyler Ponticelli lay-up 6 minutes into the game. But the Tigers responded with a 25-7 run to close out the half for a 29-17 lead at the break.
Princeton extended its lead to 18-points early in the second half before the Bears chipped away at that lead. Brown managed to get it down to a 12-point deficit twice at 39-27 and 41-29, but the Tigers wouldn't allow Brown to get any closer.
Princeton was led by Denton Koon's 17 points. Ian Hummer had 15 whjile TJ Bray finished with 14. The Tigers shot 55% (23-42) from the field, 62% (8-13) from three and 69% (9-13) from the free throw line.
Brown was led by sophomore Rafael Maia's 19 points and 9 rebounds. The Bears shot 38% (19-50) from the field, just 8% (1-12) from three and 47% (7-15) from the free throw line.
The win was Princeton's 6th straight and upped their record to (11-7) on the season and (4-0) in the Ivy League.
Brown falls to (8-11, 2-3).
The Bears visit Penn in Philadelphia Saturday night at 7pm.