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OVER 3,000 FANS SEE MEN'S BASKETBALL FALL TO PRINCETON, 68-56
Baltimore, MD--The fourth largest crowd in school history, 3,106 fans, saw the Princeton Tigers (3-0) defeat UMBC (2-1), 68-56, at the RAC Arena on Tuesday night.
UMBC had won five straight home openers enter the contest. But Princeton led all the way, snapping an early 2-2 tie and scoring 11 straight points to lead, 13-2, at the 15:10 mark of the first half. PU extended the margin to 18-5 as UMBC missed eight of nine shots from the floor to start the game. But the Retrievers would rally behind the shooting of Rob Gogerty, who hit all three of his shots behind the arc in the final 6:41 of the half, and cut the deficit to 31-25 at halftime.
UMBC was still within eight points, at 46-38 after a Kareem Washington field goal with 9:03 to play. But three-pointers by Ed Persia and Scott Greenman keyed an 8-0 run as PU garnered their largest lead at 56-40 with 5:41 remaining.
Gogerty tied a career high with four three-point goals and led UMBC with 14 points. He added five assists in 35 minutes of action. Sophomore Cory McJimson added 12 points and a team high 7 rebounds, and Washington added a season-best 11 points.
PU hit 23 of 41 shots from the floor (56.1%), while the Retrievers were held to 40.4% (21/52) shooting.