NCAA Game Summary - Penn at Princeton
(Tuesday, March 6)
Final Score: Princeton 62, Penn 52
Princeton, NJ (Sports Network) - Ian Hummer registered a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds as Princeton took out Penn, 62-52, in the final Ivy League game of the season at Jadwin Gym.
Hummer also added four assists, four blocked shots and three steals in order to offset five turnovers for the Tigers (19-11, 10-4 Ivy) as they dashed the hopes of the Quakers (19-12, 11-3) possibly making it to the NCAA Tournament. Also scoring in double figures for the hosts were Douglas Davis and Patrick Saunders with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Penn, which needed to win tonight in order to force a one-game playoff against Harvard to determine the league champion and the school that would earn the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, was paced by Zack Rosen who tallied a game-high 19 points, but he shot just 8-of-24 from the floor and was guilty of seven turnovers. Miles Cartwright chipped in 11 points and four assists for the visitors.
Princeton led from the very beginning, shooting a stellar 64.7 percent from the floor in the first half, en route to a 27-17 edge at the break. The Quakers converted just 8-of-24 from the field in the opening frame, a mere 1- of-7 behind the three-point line and failed to make a single trip to the free- throw line.
In the second half the Tigers again shot the ball well at 52.6 percent, add that to a 14-of-18 showing at the free-throw line and the hosts were on their way to the double-digit win.
The Tigers hit on 16-of-20 at the charity stripe and 58.3 percent from the field in the final game of the regular season, efforts that helped the squad to overcome 20 turnovers.
03/06 21:59:59 ET