Princeton’s 3-Point Shooting Too Much For Brown, Bears Fall To Tigers, 63-46
Princeton, New Jersey - Led by senior forward Ian Hummer's 15 points, first place Princeton shot 62-percent from behind the three-point arc in a 63-46 Ivy League win over Brown at Jadwin Gymnasium. The win lifts the Tigers to 5-0 in the Ivy League, 11-7 overall, while Brown falls to 8-11, 2-3 in Ivy play.
The Bears were led by sophomore forward Rafael Maia, who scored a game high 19 points and grabbed six rebounds.
Brown junior Sean McGonagill was looking to score his 1,000th career point, but came up a little short, scoring eight points against the Tigers. He now has 994 career points.
Bears' freshman center Cedric Kuakumensah scored just three points, but pulled down a game high nine rebounds as Brown out-rebounded the Tigers by a 31-28 margin.
The two-time All-Ivy Hummer connected on 6-of-10 field goals, grabbed four rebounds and handed out three assists to lead the Tigers. Junior guard T.J. Bray shot a sizzling 6-of-7 from the field, while sophomore forward Denton Koon was also impressive with 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting.
The difference in the game came behind the three-point arc where Princeton connected on a dazzling 8-of 13 treys, while Brown was held to 1-of-12 shooting, with its only trey coming when junior Tucker Halpern nailed a trifecta in the game's final minute. The Bears came into the game as the Ivy League's leader in treys with 8.1 per game.
Overall, the Tigers shot 55-percent from the field (23-of-42), while the Bears were held to 38-percent shooting (19-of-50).
Princeton opened up a 29-16 lead late in the first half before Bears' junior Sean McGonagill scored on a lay-up at the buzzer to cut Princeton's halftime lead to 29-17. Hummer's 11 first half points on an array of lay-ups, hook shots and treys paced the Tigers.
Princeton opened up a 36-19 lead in the opening two minutes of the second half following a layup by Bray. A three-point barrage by the Tigers extended their lead to 20 points, 49-29, with 11 minutes left in the game.
The Bears head south to Philadelphia after tonight's game to take on the Penn Quakers on Saturday evening, February 9. Game time at the Palestra is 7 pm.