The Princeton Tigers visit the Columbia Lions in an Ivy League matchup tonight at 7 p.m. ET at the Levien Gymnasium. Tonight’s contest will be the first of two meetings between the conference foes.
Princeton is off to a good start in conference games this season; they are 2-0 in the Ivy League and 10-5 overall. They are tied with Yale for first place in the conference and are on a five-game winning streak which is their longest of the season.
Despite their record, they are the worst shooting team in the Ivy League. They shoot 40.7% from the field and just 32.1% from behind the arc. One of the things Princeton does well is protecting the basketball. They commit 12.3 turnovers per game which is the second fewest in the conference.
Senior guard Devin Cannady leads the Tigers in scoring. Cannady is second in the conference in points per game, scoring 19.5 PPG on 42.2% shooting, 39.3% from three and he has an outstanding free throw percentage at 91.3%.
Conversely, Columbia is 6-10 overall and 1-1 in the conference. They are right in the middle of the pack in the Ivy League since they are one of four teams with a 1-1 conference record. The Lions are coming off a 73-70 win in the second game of a home-and-home series with Cornell back on Jan. 26.
Although the Lions don’t have a great record, they shoot 37.3% from behind the arc which is second best in the Ivy League. They also are the second best in forcing turnovers; they force 15.1 turnovers per game.
Sophomore guard, Gabe Stefanini is one of the leaders on the team; he averages 13.1 PPG and 4.1 APG, which ties Yale’s Jordan Bruner for the conference lead.
ESPN+ will feature tonight’s Ivy League contest between the Princeton Tigers and the Columbia Lions. Will the Tigers be able to stay undefeated or will the Lions improve to 2-1 in the conference? Tune in to find out!
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Date: Friday, Feb. 1
Time: 7 p.m. ET
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