Providence, R.I. - Princeton's Spencer Weisz scored 14 of his game high 16 points in the first half to lead the Tigers to a start-to-finish win over Brown, 83-59, in an Ivy League game Friday evening at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
Princeton improves to 12-4 overall, 2-0 in the Ivy League, while Brown falls to 5-12 overall, 0-3 in league play.
The Tigers out-rebounded the Bears by a 41-33 margin and shot a dazzling 20-of-22 from the free throw line. Brown turned it over 20 times, leading to 19 Princeton points.
"We need to be more confident and secure with our decisions," said Brown head coach Mike Martin. "Our inefficiency on offense led to turnovers, transition opportunities and some easy baskets by Princeton."
The lone bright spot for the Bears was junior forward Steven Spieth (Dallas, TX), who scored a career high 24 points on perfect 7-of-7 shooting from the field, while converting 9-of-10 free throws.
Senior Cedric Kuakumensah (Worcester, MA), the Ivy League's all-time leader in blocked shots, swatted away seven shots, tying his own single game school record, while grabbing eight rebounds.
Weisz' 16 points came on 5-of-9 shooting from the field, including 4-of-7 from beyond the three-point arc. Henry Caruso scored 13 points by connecting on 4-of-8 field goals and 5-of 6 free throws. Devin Caddady chipped in with 12 points for the Tigers.
The cold-shooting Bears hit just four of their first 16 shots to fall behind, 31-15, with 4:29 left in the first half following a trey by Tigers' guard Devin Cannady.
The Tigers settled on a 37-21 lead at the half behind 14 points by Weisz, while Spieth paced the Bears with 11 points.
Brown cut the Tigers' lead to 12 points, 39-27, on a trey by junior JR Hobbie (Spring Lake, NJ) in the opening two minutes, but a 12-2 Princeton spurt quickly put the game out of reach.
The Bears are back in action again Saturday evening, hosting Penn at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Tip-off is 8:00 p.m.