Princeton turned a nine-point first-half lead into a 14-point deficit at the end of last night’s clunker in Jersey City. Desi Washington, the Peacocks’ leading scorer, returned after missing eight games due to a wrist injury. Washington dominated this one, scoring 18 to lead both teams in the 60-46 St. Peter’s victory. Although tied at the half at 25, the Peacocks (4-6) seized control early in the second stanza in what must have been an eerie reminder to the Tigers (3-7) of their second half meltdown last week at FDU. The Tigers now face their second West Coast trip in less two weeks as they head to Berkeley to face California this weekend. Probably won’t be a happy flight … in either direction.
This season is beginning to get an “is what it is” feel to it. Henderson probably doesn’t have too many chances to hold on to this bunch. Princeton is the most notable and surprising underperformer in an Ivy League that continues to impress. Even with the Tigers and Big Green accounting for 11 losses, the League as a whole has a winning record against the rest of the world. Ken Pomeroy ranks the conference 14th in the nation, matching the League’s all-time high.
P.S.: Incarnate Word knocked off Nebraska last night. The Tigers’ worst loss might not be THAT bad!