In a game that was close until the final minutes the Princeton Tigers out-dueled the Evansville Purple Aces 95-86 in the opening salvo of the College Basketball Invitational presented by Zebra Pen
Both teams opened the game with hot shooting, and never really cooled off with the Tigers finishing 6o% from the field and Evansville a respectable 59.6%
However it was Princeton’s hot shooting from beyond the arc, a ridiculous 45%, and defense when it mattered, closing the game on a 10-1 run, that made the difference for the Tigers who will advance on to the quarterfinals next week.
Colt Ryan paced the Purple Aces going 11 of 12 from the field and pouring in 29 points for Evansville. The Tigers were led by Douglas Davis who led all scorers with 31
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