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DATE & TIME: Saturday, February 9, 6 p.m. (et)
FACTS & STATS: Site: Jadwin Gym (6,854) -- Princeton, New Jersey. Television: None. Home Record: Yale 4-2, Princeton 7-3. Away Record: Yale 3-10, Princeton 4-3. Neutral Record: Yale 1-2, Princeton 0-1. Conference Record: Yale 2-3, Princeton 4-0. Series Record: Princeton leads, 144-82.
GAME NOTES: Winners of 21 straight home games in Ivy League play, the Princeton Tigers try to keep the good times rolling on Saturday evening as they host the Yale Bulldogs at Jadwin Gym.
Princeton, which has produced a total of five win streaks of at least 20 games in league play at home in the 44-year history of the facility, are enjoying their best run since putting together 26 consecutive triumphs at home versus the rest of the Ancient Eight between 1996-99. On Friday night, the team delivered a 63-46 triumph over Brown to remain undefeated in league action overall this season through four decisions.
However, even with the strong start in league play, the Tigers still find themselves in second place in the standings behind Harvard which has a 5-0 mark.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs were in the City of Brotherly Love last night where they took down the struggling Penn Quakers, 68-59. The victory was the second in five tries in Ivy action for the squad, and snapped a brief two-game slide as well.
In terms of the all-time series between these two teams, the Tigers own a 144-82 advantage over the Bulldogs, having won four in a row at home en route to an 85-26 advantage in Princeton over the years.
Armani Cotton scored 15 points, leading four players in double figures, as the Yale Bulldogs registered the nine-point win over the Penn Quakers in Ivy League play at The Palestra on Friday night. Matt Townsend accounted for 12 points for the Bulldogs, followed by Justin Sears and Javier Duren with 11 points apiece, the duo combining for 15 rebounds as well for the visitors. Yale turned the ball over 18 times on the night, but managed to overcome those miscues by holding a 45-34 rebounding edge and outscoring Penn at the charity stripe, 24-12. As the only player to have started all 22 games for the Bulldogs this season, it only makes sense that Austin Morgan is also the top scorer for the group with his 11.6 ppg, although his mere 34.5 percent accuracy from the field is sorely lacking. Sears checks in with another 10.6 ppg as the program generates 66.1 ppg and gives up 66.7 ppg.
Denton Koon scored a team-best 17 points as the Princeton Tigers posted a 17- point win over the Brown Bears in Ivy League play at Jadwin Gym. Ian Hummer accounted for 15 points and T.J. Bray 14 for the Tigers as they ran their win streak to six in a row and won for the eighth time in the last nine outings. Princeton registered just two offensive rebounds in the outing, but at the same time played tight defense at the other end of the floor by holding the visitors to just 1-of-12 shooting beyond the arc. Hummer stands as the only double-digit scorer for the team through 18 games with his 15.8 ppg, stemming from 51.4 percent accuracy from the floor. Hummer is also first on the unit with 6.6 rpg as well as having a team-best 79 assists, making him indispensable for a program that is scoring 63.4 ppg and permitting a mere 56.9 ppg at the moment.
The Tigers, who have yet to play a conference game on the road this season, not only have that going in their favor this evening, the fact that they didn't have to travel through a winter storm last night is also a huge bonus and will have to be taken into consideration when speaking of their expected win on Saturday.
Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Princeton 68, Yale 60
02/09 11:02:40 ET
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