Princeton, New Jersey – Princeton utilized a 24-2 first half run to take control of the game and cruise to a 78-60 Ivy League win over Brown at Jadwin Gymnasium. Senior Kareem Maddox lead four Tiger players in double figures with 15 points, and completed the double-double by grabbing 14 rebounds. Bears' sophomore guard Matt Sullivan led all scorers with a career high 22 points.
The win lifts the Tigers to 13-4 overall, 1-0 in the Ivy League, while Brown falls to 7-10, 0-3 in Ivy play.
On an evening where Brown struggled from the field (20 of 50), Sullivan's career high 22 points came on 7 of 11 shooting. Sophomore Tucker Halpern also scored in double figures for Brown with 12 points. Freshman Dockery Walker made his first collegiate start for the Bears and responded with eight points and seven rebounds.
Maddox converted 6 of 9 field goals in scoring his 15 points. His 14 boards helped teh Tigers out-rebound the Bears by a 42-28 margin. Doug Davis had 14 points, while Ian Hummer and Dan Mavraides each netted 13 points for the Tigers
Brown opened up an early eight point lead, 21-13, following two free throws by sophomore Andrew McCarthy with 10:03 remaining in the opening half.
Princeton answered immediately and broke the game open with a 24-2 run to pull ahead by a 37-23 margin with 3:41 left in the half. Maddox had nine points in the spurt, while junior Doug Davis added eight points.
The Tigers grabbed a 42-29 lead at intermission behind strong 55-percent shooting from the field, connecting on 17 of 31 field goals.
Princeton broke open the game by scoring the first nine points of the second half to take a commanding 51-29 advantage.
The Bears are back in action tomorrow, January 29, facing Penn at the Palestra in Philadelphia, PA. Game time is 7:00 p.m.