Princeton Bounces Back Against UMBC

By: Ethan Hennessy

Catonsville Maryland

UMBC and Princeton squared off Monday night in Catonsville and it was a fast paced up and down basketball game.

Graduate transfer Colton Lawrence from division two Bentley got the Retrievers started early. I was told pre-game “UMBC goes as Colton goes”. By the time the first media timeout rolled around Lawrence had already contributed eight points thanks to two three pointers and had a thread the needle assist as well. Princeton answered to tie up the game by the second media timeout.

Princeton came out of the timeout with something to prove going on a 34-7 run over much of the remainder of the first half. 41-27 was their lead at halftime. Matt Allocco finished the game with 18 points and four Tigers scored in double figures.

In the second half Princeton kept their foot on the gas with more hot shooting. The Tigers led by around 20 points for virtually all of the second half and earned a 94-64 victory. UMBC coach Jim Ferry told the media after the game “That team just taught us a lesson of how to play basketball”.

Up next for Princeton they will play at Marist. UMBC welcomes Lafayette and Central Connecticut State to town for their three team MTE.

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