Princeton Beats Up Cold-Shooting Brown Friday

Brown University Press Release

Providence, R.I. – Jaelin Llewellyn’s 19 points led three Princeton players in double figures to lead the Tigers to a 71-49 Ivy League win over cold-shooting Brown at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

Despite the loss, Brown (13-11, 6-5 Ivy) maintains fourth place in the Ivy standings, one game ahead of Penn, who they face tomorrow evening (Saturday) at the Pizzitola Sports Center, starting a 6:00 pm.   Princeton (13-11, 8-3 Ivy) stays in a second place tie with Harvard in the Ivy standings, one game behind first place Yale (9-2).

“We had a tough night, but Princeton was really good both offensively and defensively,” said Brown head coach Mike Martin. “Princeton was terrific defensively and took advantage of our mistakes. We played far from our best.”

“I put the number 357 on the board in the locker room,” continued Martin.  “It’s been 357 days since Penn ended our 2019 season and we have the opportunity to match up once again in a critical game, this time at home tomorrow night.”

The Bears were ice cold from the field, connecting on 19-of-58 field goals (32-percent), including 6-of-23 shooting (26-percent) from beyond the 3-point line.  Princeton made 25-of-54 field goals (46-percent) with 39-percent shooting (11-of-28) from 3-point range.

Brown senior Brandon Anderson (Mahwah, NJ) paced the Bears with 12 points and four rebounds, while senior Zach Hunsaker (North Salt Lake City, UT) had 11 points, four rebounds and three assists. Junior Tamenang Choh (Lowell, MA) tossed in 10 points and grabbed a team high eight rebounds.

Sophomore center Jaylan Gainey (Greensboro, NC) didn’t score for Brown, but he blocked four shots and grabbed five rebounds.

Llewellyn scored 11 of his game high 19 points in the opening half to help the Tigers to a 12 point halftime advantage.  He connected on 7-of-16 field goals and grabbed six rebounds. Drew Friberg (13 points) and Jerome Desrosiers (12 points) also scored in double figures for Princeton, while Richmond Aririguzoh had eight points and a game high nine rebounds.

Brown held an 11-9 lead with 12:54 left in the opening half when Princeton went on a 16-3 run to pull ahead, 25-14, following a layup by Aririguzoh with 6:31 left in the half.

The Tigers led by as many as 17 points in the opening half, 38-21 before settling on a 40-28 lead at halftime.

The closest the Bears would get in the second half was nine points, 42-33, following a trey by Choh with 17:36 remaining.

Princeton closed the door with a 14-0 run that ended with a 56-33 Tigers advantage with 9:26 left in the game on a trey by Ethan Wright. The Tigers held the Bears to just 21 second half points.

Brown hosts Penn tomorrow evening on Senior Night at the Pizzitola Sports Center with tip-off at 6:00 pm on ESPN+ and NESNplus.

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