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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Princeton Gameday: at St. Joe's

Who: Princeton (4-1) at St. Joseph’s (5-2).

When: Tuesday, 7 p.m., Hagan Arena, Philadelphia.

Radio: WPRB 103.3 FM/ 610 AM.

Last Time Out: Princeton lost to Stony Brook, 91-77; St. Joe’s def. Columbia, 80-78.

Series History: This is the 15th meeting between the two school with Princeton holding an 8-6 edge. They last played in 2010 — a 74-65 Tigers victory at Jadwin. This is also Princeton’s first meeting against a Big 5 school other than Penn since the last time it faced off with SJU.

Scouting St. Joe’s: The Hawks, guided by Phil Martelli in his 20th season, are coming off a victory over Ivy League opposition, besting Columbia by two. Aaron Brown scored a career-high 26 points in the win. SJU has four players averaging in double figures, led by Isaiah Miles (16.3) and DeAndre’ Bembry (14.1). Bembry is one of the top players in the Atlantic 10, also averaging 6.7 rebounds per contest. Keep an eye on the 3-point line where the Hawks hold opponents to 30.8 percent.

Scouting Princeton: After a 4-0 start, Mitch Henderson’s squad was handed its first defeat by America East favorite Stony Brook. The Tigers were beaten wire to wire and now face another tough road test. While SJU defends the 3-point line well, the Tigers rely on making the long-range shots. They connect on 37 percent.  Henry Caruso continues his solid start, leading the Tigers in both scoring (17.6) and rebounding (7.0). Princeton needs to get Spencer Weisz going, he’s shooting 27.6 percent from beyond the arc and averaging less than 10 points per game after leading the team in scoring last season.


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