Cold Shooting Bears Fall To Princeton, 56-48
Feb. 27, 2009
Princeton, New Jersey - Freshman Doug Davis scored 14 of his team high 16 points in the second half, including14 of Princeton's last 20 points, to lift the Tigers to a 56-48 come-from-behind win over Brown at Jadwin Gymnasium. The loss snaps a six game winning streak for the Bears over the Tigers.
With the setback, Brown falls to 7-18 overall record, 1-10 in the Ivy League, while Princeton goes to 11-12 overall, 6-4 in Ivy play.
Bears' sophomore Peter Sullivan led all scorers with 21 points while grabbing seven rebounds. Senior Chris Skrelja, who finished with seven points, pulled down 10 of his career high 16 rebounds in the first half for the Bears.
Davis' second half display took the "Princeton" out of the Princeton offense, known for its passing and back-door cuts. The talented freshman took over the game with one-on-one baskets throughout the second half. He connected on 7 of 11 field goals for the game.
Princeton connected on its first seven shots from the field to claim an early 17-10 lead over the Bears. Brown picked up its defensive effort and battled back to tie the game, 25-25, on a lay-up by Matt Mullery with 4:37 remaining in the half. The Bears held the Tigers to one of 16 shooting from the field over a span of 13 minutes.
The Bears grabbed their first lead of the game, 29-27, with 42 seconds left in the half on two free throws by Sullivan, who finished with 14 first half points.
Brown couldn't find the back of the net in the second half, connecting on just 2 of its first 16 shots from the field while falling behind by a 39-34 margin. The Tigers had taken the lead for good, 36-34 on a long trey by Davis with 13:12 left in the game.
The Bears connected on just 6 of 25 field goals in the second half, shooting 24 percent from the field. Brown especially struggled from behind the three-point arc, converting 3 of 22 treys (13 percent) for the game.
Brown junior Matt Mullery also scored in double figures, adding 11 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Adriam Williams chipped in nine points for the Bears.
Princeton sophomore Dan Mavraides also scored in double figures with 14 points, hitting 4 of 6 treys, while Pawel Buczak added 11 points for the Tigers.
Brown will travel to Philadelphia to face Penn and former coach Glen Miller tomorrow evening in its final road game of the season. Game time is 7:00 p.m. at the Palestra