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Clay Wilson posted a career-high 16 points at Cornell.
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Men's Basketball Rolls Past Cornell 91-51

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 03/07/2014
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Game 26: Princeton at Cornell

 91
(18-8, 6-6)

Friday, Mar. 7, 2014
Newman Arena • Ithaca, N.Y.

 51
(2-25, 1-12)

Box Score | Postgame video

The Tigers scored the game's first 25 points, made their first six tries from 3-point range and never looked back Friday night in Ithaca, completing the season sweep of Cornell 91-51.

Once Princeton compiled the 25-0 lead, Cornell got no closer than 14 points. In the second half, Princeton pulled away late to grow its lead to the final margin of 40, which was the largest gap of the night. All 15 Tigers in uniform saw game action.


  FGM-A 3FGM-A FTM-A Reb. O-D-T Ast. TO Blk. Stl.

17-51 (.333)
5-19 (.263)
12-15 (.800)
7-19-26
7
12 1 6
34-53 (.642)
14-23 (.609)
9-13 (.692)
4-29-33
23
11 3 5

  Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks 3FGs

 

 

Nolan Cressler (16)
Devin Cherry (7)
Devin Cherry (5)
Jake Matthews (4)
Jake Matthews (1)
Tarwater/Cressler (2)
Barrett/Bray (21) Spencer Weisz (12) Bray/Weisz (5) Weisz/Rayner (2) Will Barrett (2)
Will Barrett (5)


6-6: Princeton started perfect from long distance and put a dent into what the team will have to make up to get the program record for 3-pointers in a season. The Tigers finished with 14 3s, led by a 5-5 performance from Will Barrett, and now have 250 on the season. The program record is 265, set in 1997-98.


Spencer Weisz set the tone early, hitting a 3-pointer 20 seconds into the game. The Tigers went on to make five in the first five minutes while shutting Cornell out for more than eight minutes to start the game.
 


• Princeton's 40-point margin of victory was its largest over a Division I program since Dec. 9, 1999 when the Tigers beat Bucknell by 41, 68-27. Current assistant coach Brian Earl '99 had a game-high 20 points that night.

• The margin of victory was Princeton's largest in an Ivy League game since Feb. 8, 1991, when the Tigers won at Cornell 84-40.

• Princeton last scored as many as 91 points when the Tigers put up 95 in regulation at Evansville on March 13, 2012.

• The last time Princeton scored as many as 91 points in an Ivy League game was on Feb. 11, 1995 against Cornell in Jadwin, when the Tigers beat the Red 95-69.

• Columbia's Alex Rosenberg scored 22 points tonight at Penn and added one point to his lead over T.J. Bray (above, left) for the Ivy's scoring leader, which is determined only by conference play. Rosenberg is now 33 points ahead of Bray, but however the head-to-head battle goes tomorrow night in Manhattan, he'll have the chance to close the gap Tuesday night against Penn.

• T.J. Bray upped his career scoring total to 952 points, 48 away from becoming the 30th member of Princeton's 1,000-point club. Bray is four points away from becoming the 30th Tiger to score 400 points in a season.

• T.J. Bray added five assists tonight to give him 354 for his career. That's good for third on Princeton's all-time list for a stat that has been kept since the 1974-75 season. Kit Mueller '91 is second with 381 assists.

Clay Wilson's (above, right) 16 points tonight set a career high, surpassing the 15 he scored just up I-81 from Ithaca in Syracuse on Nov. 21, 2011.

• T.J. Bray's eight boards were his second-most of the season after getting nine at Bucknell on Nov. 30, 2011.

• Spencer Weisz's 12 rebounds were a career best, passing the 10 he had in two games this season, most recently against Dartmouth on Feb. 21.

• Will Barrett's 21 points were his most since getting a career-high 28 at Dartmouth on Feb. 1 earlier this season.

• Princeton's .642 (34-53) shooting clip was the team's best in a game since shooting .654 (34-52) at Dartmouth on Feb. 25, 2012. That was also the last time Princeton had as many as the 23 assists it did tonight, when it had 25 two years ago against the Big Green.

• Princeton shot .609 (14-23) from beyond the arc tonight, its best shooting clip from distance since making 8 of 13 (.615) against Brown on Feb. 8, 2013.

• Mike Washington Jr. had his first points as a Tiger when he scored Princeton's final points with 42 seconds to go.


Princeton will travel to Columbia Saturday at 7 p.m.
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