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Liveblog Men's Basketball vs. Columbia

Princeton loses 53-52 after leading by 8 at the half

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Princeton seeks its first Ivy win tomorrow against Cornell at 6pm. Be there, cause they’ll probably win as Cornell hasn’t beaten a division one opponent this season. From Jadwin, this is Eddie Owens signing off

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Columbia won the rebounding battle, 31-27, but Princeton had fewer turnovers, 9-13

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Princeton outshot Columbia 44.4% to 40.4% and made more threes, but Columbia made 4 of 5 FTs in the second half while Weisz’s two misses were the only attempts for the Tigers

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It’s now been four Ivy League contests decided by a total of 19 points

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This is the lowest scoring affair of the year for the Tigers as they scored their fewest points, while tying for their fewest allowed

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I really really thought they had this one when Bray put them up 5

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A truly crushing 53-52 loss for the now 0-4 in league Princeton Tigers

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Columbia is fouled, misses the front end of the one and one, and Bray’s miracle heave falls short

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Hazel airballs a layup and Columbia pulls in the rebound

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Bray is rejected and the ball rolls out of bounds. Take two

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I can only recall one scenario this year where the Tigers had the ball with the shot clock off and a chance to win. That was at Penn, where the inbounds pass went through Barrett’s hands

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Princeton timeout. Wow that was huge. They ran a great play to get an open look. 22.1 to play and it’ll come down to this last possession for the Tigers

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Columbia hits a huge three off the inbounds play

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Crowd was not happy about that call. Columbia timeout. 52-50 Princeton, 31.8 to play with the shot clock turned off

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Clement grabs a huge rebound but Columbia forces a jump ball and retains possession with the possession arrow in their favor

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Bray misses a three and Columbia rebounds with 45 seconds left

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Columbia hits a three off the front rim as the shot clock expires. 52-50 with a minute to play. Princeton timeout

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Bray hits a layup despite some contact to put the Tigers up 5. What a captain

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Brase steals the ball and is fouled at the other end. Columbia now with 6 team fouls, Princeton at 7. The Tigers have not lost games this year when up with a few minutes left

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A cold streak for both teams with just over 3 to play, Tigers up 50-47

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Teams trade turnovers as the intensity is ratcheted up

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Rosenberg air balls a three and hears it from the crowd. He’s just 5-15 from the floor

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freshman Steven Cook with a big 3 for the Tigers!

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He ties it and leads all scorers with 19

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Another Princeton foul on a made Columbia basket. Rosenberg to the line

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Bray leads Princeton with 15 on 6-8 shooting. He’s been arguably one of the best offensive players in the country this year

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A near turnover turns into a Bray 3. 47-44, 6 minutes left

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Columbia pulls down an offensive rebound, but Bray draws a tough charge against the 6-11 Columbia center

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Weisz, a 60.9% FT shooter, misses both

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Media timeout. Brown has made up 8 points against Harvard but still trail by 7 with just over ten remaining in Cambridge. Keep an eye on that one

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Weisz draws the foul on one of his patented reverse layup attempts

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Brase’s three rims out, Cook pulls in the offensive board

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Fun fact: every Columbia player on the floor is wearing kneepads. What a bunch of nerds

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Brase misses a majestic hook

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Rosenberg slams it down to tie it up again at 44. 9:29 left

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Clement called for the charge, his 4th foul, much to the chagrin of the crowd

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Princeton 5-12, Columbia 6-9 this half

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Brase hauls in Princeton’s 3rd offensive rebound of the game and draws an over the back foul

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Clement gets the lefty layup to go, putting Princeton back on top

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Columbia turns it over and we go to a timeout

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Bray gets an open layup. Game tied

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42-40 Columbia with 12:57 left. Princeton just 3-9 this half

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Mullins is down on the floor as both teams take the time to gameplan

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Columbia with the chance for another three point play! Their fifth of the game. First lead for them

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And Columbia responds with a three point play. They’ve shot 4-6 this half

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Clement responds with a big three

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Mullins of Columbia nails a three to tie it at 37. 14:22 remain

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10 seconds of game time and another timeout. This happens a lot. Lead is the smallest it’s been since the opening minutes

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Princeton calls a timeout to try and stop the bleeding. It’s been 7 straight points for the Lions as the Tigers stumble out of the gates in the second half for the umpteenth time this season

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Lyles of Columbia hits a three for his first points of the game cutting the lead to 3, 37-34. 16:06 left

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Rosenberg misses an open layup following a steal. Coulda been a real momentum changer

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Rosenberg hits 2 free throws and remains perfect from the line, 7-7

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Bray pickpockets Columbia and Cook has his first points of the game

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Barrett scores and Princeton forces a turnover

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Columbia kicks off the scoring. 33-27

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second half underway!

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The kids get to play at halftime.

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Updates from around the league: Harvard 27, Brown 21; Penn 49, Cornell 32; Yale 30, Dartmouth 16. All games at the half

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Stands not very packed. Very few students here. This team is good! Come watch

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Brase leading all scorers with 13, Bray and Rosenberg tied with 10. Brase and Cohen tied with 5 rebounds a piece

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Both teams protecting the ball well, especially Princeton with just two turnovers. A stark contrast to the 33 over last weekend’s games

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As I mentioned in my preview, Princeton is undefeated on the season when leading at the half. They’re also 6-0 at home.

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Columbia shooting just 9-27 overall, 1-8 from three. Princeton 12-21 and 3-8. Both teams 6-7 from the line

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Tigers playing their best defense since the game against Pacific

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it’ll be 33-25 at the half, Tigers on top

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Maodo Lo misses the free throw finishing a quiet half for Columbia’s 2nd leading scorer

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Clement nails both but the Lions respond with a three point play possibility at the other end

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Princeton rebounds a Columbia miss and nearly turns it over. Instead they get a foul call with 9 seconds left in the half

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4 second shot clock game clock difference as Columbia controls the ball

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Rosenberg hits two and he’s in double digits with 10

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a foul on Princeton brings Columbia into the bonus with under a minute to go

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Bray pump fakes and hits another in the line, joining Brase in double digits. 31-21 Tigers

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Brase tickles the twine with a three. He’s got 13. Second time in three games he’s put up big first half numbers

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Cohen of Columbia gets his first points of the game. 26-19 Princeton

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That went down to the last bun! The kid without the T.J. Bray jersey took the win with a big comeback late

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A timeout brings us to the Cheeburger Cheeburger race, a staple of Princeton football and basketball games

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Columbia has 6 offensive rebounds already, nearly matching their game average of 7.1, which by the way is 319th in division one

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Bray’s got 8 as he scores again in the paint

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Columbia implementing a full court press

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Princeton with 6 fouls after Rosenberg is fouled while making the shot. 24-17 Tigers

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Columbia plays even slower than we do. They’re 339th in possessions per game

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Lions still cold at 4-16

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Timeout on the floor. 7:56 left in the half. Tigers still incredibly hot at 69.2% from the floor

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22-12 Tigers after an and one for the Lions

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Dominating block by Brase at the other end for a team that doesn’t get many. Tigers haven’t led this much in their first three Ivy games combined

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Clement with the steal, assist to Brase. 22-9 Princeton

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Bray knocks down 2 FTs and is subbed out for Hazel

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A scrum for a looseball ends up out of bounds last touched by Columbia

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Rosenberg hits both FTs and it’s 18-9

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Bray floats one in in the paint, 18-7 Princeton

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Both teams live and die by the 3 and Columbia’s 1-4 to Princeton’s 2-3 early on. 11:15 left in the half

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Scoring update: Brase leads with 8, Rosenberg of Columbia has 3, slew of others with 2

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Foul on Clement of Princeton and we’ve got a media timeout

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Columbia’s possession finally ends with a two

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Princeton has already committed 3 fouls on this Columbia possession. 16-5 Tigers, though

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A PU athletics guy was kind enough to alert me to an alternate network, so no more internet struggles

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couple ferocious blocks for Princeton

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Internet kinda sucks here at Jadwin and this is my first liveblog, so it’s tough keeping up. Bear with me

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Another timeout. 14-5 Princeton, on 5-6 shooting

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Columbia hits its first three and it’s 12-5. Columbia 2-6 with 3 TOs

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Columbia calls timeout after Barett’s layup puts the Tigers up 10-2 with just over 3 minutes in

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Brase with 5 of Princeton’s 7 early as they lead 7-2

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Columbia wins the tip and the game is underway. Barrett, Brase, Bray, Weisz, and Cook for the Tigers. Freshman Cook with his second straight start

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