Princeton women send another statement by routing Yale, 74-36

Princeton sophomore guard Kaitlyn Chen contributed 14 points, five rebounds and three steals, picking up the scoring slack after Abby Meyers got into foul trouble. (Photo by Erica Denhoff)

Carla Berube’s minions continue to amaze.

The Yale Bulldogs arrived at Jadwin Gym Saturday hoping to stop what has become a runaway freight train of a basketball team.

No dice.

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Princeton women and men riding high going into stretch runs after downing Dartmouth

Senior guard Abby Meyers recorded 19 points and eight rebounds in just 27 minutes in Princeton’s 70-48 win at Dartmouth Saturday. (Photo by Erica Denhoff)

The weekend’s basketball produced no interesting storylines for either the women or men’s teams at Princeton.

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Princeton women shut down Columbia, claim supremacy in battle of Ivy unbeatens

Princeton junior guard Julia Cunningham led the defense-minded Tigers with 19 points in their win over Columbia Saturday, allowing them to stand alone as the Ivy League’s lone unbeaten team. (Photo by Erica Denhoff)

The much anticipated collision between the last Ivy unbeatens, Princeton and Columbia, was far from the expected titanic struggle.

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Princeton women roll over Cornell, 75-37

Junior guard Grace Stone notched 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists in 24 minutes in Princeton’s 75-37 romp over Cornell at Jadwin Gym Friday. (Photo by Erica Denhoff)

The second meeting between the Tigers and the Big Red was a bigger blowout than the first. On Jan. 8, the Berube Brigade rolled over the Big Red in Ithaca, 65-41. This evening’s rematch at Jadwin Gym was a defensive tour de force for the Tigers as they held Cornell to 9.25 points per quarter while scoring 18.75 themselves.

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Princeton men need to tighten up defense after falling short versus Yale

Preseason Ivy favorite Yale returned to one of its comfortable road venues, Jadwin Gym, to upset the Tigers, 80-74. The Tigers have shown a propensity to dig themselves into early holes. This time the hole was too deep, the Eli sharpshooters too deadly. Yale’s 17-point lead at the half, boosted by the Tigers’ surrendering an inexcusable 1-on-2 layup after holding for the last shot, proved to be insurmountable.

In the second half, the Tigers played much closer to their preferred game, making nine of 12 from deep to get back into contention, at one point closing within two. Even when Azar Swain and Jalen Gabbidon were rested in the middle of the second half, the Tigers failed to take advantage. Yale actually added to its lead.

Jaelin Llewellyn dismissed injury concerns to fuel the Tigers’ comeback effort, canning six of 12 shots from deep and scoring 23 points. Ethan Wright and Drew Friberg went a combined 3-for-14 from beyond the arc, with most of those misses coming in the first half.

The second half shows that Princeton can certainly play with Yale but must defend better. This game demonstrates why Yale was favored to win the Ivy crown this season. Since the Tigers will spend much of February on the road, they need to find three wins to ensure their berth in Ivy Madness.


Yale men “locked in” to hand Princeton its first Ivy defeat

Matt Knowling tied a collegiate career scoring high with 17 points on 8-for-9 shooting in Yale’s win at Princeton Saturday. (Photo by Erica Denhoff)

Remember the name Matt Knowling.

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Princeton men hang on to best Brown, 76-74

Love that home cooking! The Princeton Tigers, whose opening game on the road against Harvard was postponed, played its third straight Ivy League game in Jadwin Gym’s friendly confines on Saturday afternoon against the Brown Bears.

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Princeton women win tussle of Tigers versus Towson, 68-54

Consistent with her strategic plan to challenge her team, Carla Berube squeezed in a very difficult matchup for the Tigers’ final out-of-conference game of the season. She invited to Jadwin Gym another group of Tigers, the Towson Tigers of the Colonial Athletic Association – a top 50 club nationally.

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Matt Allocco beats Big Red with birthday buzzer-beater for Princeton men

Princeton’s stirring comeback win over Columbia Friday night, when the Tigers unleashed a 51-point second half avalanche, thrilled the announced crowd of 35 fans. Word quickly spread that something special was unfolding in Jadwin Gym. Another seven of the Tiger faithful showed up for Saturday night’s welcome home party for favorite son and Cornell coach Brian Earl.

They saw something special.

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