Princeton vs. Yale: Full Game Preview
|Princeton||I Hummer 16.3||I Hummer 6.6||I Hummer 4.0|
|Yale||A Morgan 11.1||J Sears 5.6||J Duren 2.4|
Princeton heads to John J. Lee Amphitheater on Friday to take on Yale. The game tips off at 7 p.m. EST. The Tigers lost to the Bulldogs 69-65 on Feb. 9 and are 6-3 against them over the last four years.
Yale is in third place in the conference and just behind first-place Princeton with a chance to catch up.
The Tigers got past Dartmouth 68-63 on Mar. 2 with the help of 24 points and eight rebounds from Will Barrett. He is averaging 9.2 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. For the Bulldogs, Brandon Sherrod finished with 13 points and nine rebounds in the 79-70 win over Cornell on Mar. 2. He is averaging 5.4 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.1 blocks per game. Yale ranks second in their conference in free throw rate at 41.3, which also places them 43rd in the country.
- Princeton is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Princeton is 79.6 inches compared to 77.4 inches for Yale.
- Princeton has a stronger schedule than Yale this season (SOS Rank: No. 146 vs. No. 160).
- Princeton has a better scoring defense (57.0 allowed per game vs. 66.4 allowed per game) than Yale this season.
- Princeton allows fewer rebounds (28.4 allowed per game vs. 31.3 allowed per game) than Yale this season.
- The Princeton scoring leader (Ian Hummer, 407 points) has more points than the Yale scoring leader (Austin Morgan, 322 points).
- Princeton has a better record on the road than Yale this season (7-4 vs. 5-11).
- Ian Hummer is ranked 2nd in the Ivy League in points, 5th in the Ivy League in rebounds, 5th in the Ivy League in assists, 9th in the Ivy League in steals, and 7th in the Ivy League in blocks.
- Princeton has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Yale (No. 32 vs. No. 76).
- Princeton has an average margin of victory of 11 over Yale in 46 wins since 1980.
- Princeton has been the favorite 25 out of the last 33 times.
|D||K. Bedart Ghani||3||2||1||0||1||0||0|