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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Princeton Gameday: vs. Fairleigh Dickinson

Who: Fairleigh Dickinson (2-4) at Princeton (3-0).

When: Monday, 7 p.m., Jadwin Gym.

Radio: WPRB 103.3 FM.

Last Time Out: Princeton def. Lafayette, 104-52; FDU def. Saint Peter’s, 77-62.

Series History: This is just the third meeting between the two schools. They split the first two with FDU surprisingly winning last season in Teaneck.

Points Galore: The Tigers are coming off their best offensive showing in 44 years after scorching Lafayette for 104 points — their highest total since dropping 108 against Yale in 1971. The 52-point margin of victory was Princeton’s highest over a Division I opponent since 1968.

Staying Unbeaten: Off to their first 3-0 start since 2003-04, the Tigers can now make it 4-0 for the first time since 1997-98. The schedule gets tougher after this with Princeton hitting the road for three games at Stony Brook, Saint Joseph’s and Lipscomb.

Scouting Princeton: The Tigers had five players reach double figures and got 58 points from the bench in the blowout win over Lafayette. Coach Mitch Henderson said it was important to get all of his players into a game situation. He also likes this team’s depth, so don’t be surprised to see guys like Noah Bramlage and Mike LeBlanc, who both had excellent shooting games against the Leopards, see some minutes against FDU.

Scouting FDU: The Knights were selected ninth in the 10-team Northeast Conference prior to the season and are coming off an 8-21 campaign, although one of those victories came over Princeton. They are averaging 76.8 points per game, but allowing 79.5, so the Tigers should be able to score the ball easily once again. Earl Potts Jr. leads the team in scoring (15.0) and rebounding (6.7). Knights coach Greg Herenda spent two seasons on the Yale bench as an assistant from 1997-99.


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