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Men's Hoops Holds Off Lafayette in OT, 81-80

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 11/20/2013
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Will Barrett led the Tigers with 24 points against Lafayette.
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Game 3: Princeton vs. Lafayette

 81
(2-1)

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
Jadwin Gym • Princeton, N.J.

 80
(0-3)

Box Score

 
STAT     Princeton          Lafayette
Points   W. Barrett (22)   Hinrichs (27)
Rebs.    D. Koon (8)        Trist (9)
Asst.     2 tied at 4           Hinrichs (3)
Steals   2 tied at 2           Hinrichs (3)
Blocks   2 tied at 2           Trist (1)
3 FG     2 tied at 4           2 tied at 2



 
 


62-48: Princeton had 14 more field goal tries than Lafayette did, allowing the Tigers to overcome a 58.3 percent to 45.2 percent field goal percentage deficit. Three players, including Denton Koon (16), Hans Brase (12) and Will Barrett (10) had double-digit field goal tries for the Tigers.

 


 
 


Will Barrett had a key rebound and pair of foul shots to deny the Leopards a potential go-ahead possession in the overtime. With Princeton ahead 79-78 and 14 seconds left, Barrett grabbed a Denton Koon miss, was fouled and sank two free throws for Princeton's final points.

 
 

• Princeton has won the last five meetings against Lafayette, the alma mater of Princeton's Hall of Fame former coach Pete Carril, in a series that dates back to 1901 and has been played annually since 1990.

• Ben Hazel's 14 points were a career high for the junior, whose previous best was 12 at Brown on Feb. 3, 2012.

• Chris Clement's eight points were a career best, topping the seven points he scored at Cornell on Feb. 23, 2013.

• Will Barrett's 22 points were just two off his career high of 24, set at Dartmouth on Mar. 2, 2013.

• Princeton has scored 215 points through its first three games this season, its most through three games of a campaign since the 1986-87 season, when it scored 216.

• Princeton was in an overtime game for the first time since Nov. 28, 2011 at Wagner, a 48-42 loss. The last OT win for Princeton was in its next-most previous OT game, a 3OT affair at Florida State on Dec. 30, 2011, a 75-73 win.

• Princeton's 81 points were its most since scoring 95 in the CBI first-round win over Evansville on Mar. 13, 2012.

• Tonight, the Tigers were ahead by no more than two points in the early going before Lafayette built a lead that grew to as large as nine points as late as three minutes left in the half, up 36-27.

• Princeton rallied tonight to tie the game at 43-43 less than seven minutes into the second half. Princeton went on an 8-0 run to take a 59-51 lead inside of eight minutes to go.

• Princeton's largest lead tonight over the Leopards was nine points, as late as 66-57 with less than five minutes to go in regulation. Lafayette closed regulation on an 11-2 run.

• Princeton also overcame the 58.3 percent to 45.2 percent field-goal percentage deficit by being solid from 3-point range, canning 12 of 26 (.462).

• Turnovers have been an issue for Lafayette this season, and the Tigers exploited that again tonight, turning the Leopards over 15 times with just nine giveaways of their own. Lafayette has a 44-24 turnover deficit in its three games this season.

• Spencer Weisz's 14 points were a career high for the freshman, who came into the game averaging 7.0 ppg over his first two games as a Tiger.

• Hans Brase reached double figures for the second straight game, following up 15 at Butler with 10 against Lafayette.

• Princeton was close to having a player get a double-double for the third straight game to start a season for the first time since the 1964-65 campaign. Denton Koon was a point and two rebounds short, and Hans Brase was three rebounds short.

• It was the first time on the young season that Denton Koon did not lead Princeton in scoring. Will Barrett led the team for the first time since his career-high game of 24 points on Mar. 2, 2013 at Dartmouth.

 





 

Princeton will travel to Rice (2-2) Saturday at 2 p.m. CT/3 p.m. ET. The teams have met three times with Princeton winning twice, most recently in 2007 at Jadwin Gym.

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