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No. 10 Princeton Bounces Brown

The first half belonged to Steve Goodrich and the Princeton Tigers.

Goodrich had another perfect first half from the floor and tenth-ranked Princeton mustered more than enough momentum before halftime on the way to beating Brown 82-58 Friday night.

With the win, the Tigers (19-1, 7-0 Ivy) improved to 48-0 at home against Brown (5-16, 2-7) dating back to 1929, extending the nation's longest road losing streak in a series.

Gabe Lewullis had 16 points and Jamie Mastaglio added 12 for Princeton, which shot 56 percent, including 12-for-26 from three-point range, in winning its 12th straight game and 22 in a row in the league.

Corey Vandiver led Brown with 13 points and Joe Bucci added 10.

Goodrich shot 6-for-6 in the first half, making him 13-for-13 in the first half of Princeton's last two games. He scored nine straight points as the Tigers opened with a 16-0 run.

"I've been getting a lot of layups," said Goodrich, who finished 9-for-13 overall. "Guys were playing aggressive on the high side of the post and I'm getting easier shots than the other guys. They should go in."

The Tigers pushed the lead to 23-2 while Brown went 8:45 without a point and 9:47 without a basket. Brown's first basket was a layup by Bucci to make it 23-4.

Princeton led by 25 three time and led 46-23 at the half, and Brown got no closer than 15 points after that.

"The key was obviously the very beginning of the game," said Brown coach Frank Dobbs. "We turned the ball over nine times in the half and a lot at the beginning of the game."

"Maybe if we don't turn it over so much it might have been a little different game. But when you get down by 16 to them, you have major problems."

Princeton coach Bill Carmody was not happy that his team only outscored Brown by one point in the second half.

"I know it's human nature to let down, but I don't want it to be our nature," Carmody said "It happens to some teams but I don't want it happening to us, not if we want to do something special."

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