Dec. 5, 2010
PRINCETON, N.J. - Saint Joseph's (3-5) used a spirited second-half effort, but couldn't overcome the deficit, as the Hawks fell to Princeton (5-3), 74-65, at Jadwin Gym. Carl Jones scored a career-high 24 points in the loss.
Jones scored 15 points in the second half, on 6-for-10 shooting, as the Hawks attempted a second-half comeback. Freshman Ronald Roberts had a season-best 10 points in the game.
Princeton dominated from the start, jumping out to an 8-0 lead and by shooting 5-of-9 from 3-point range, held a 30-12 lead by the 10-minute mark. Patrick Saunders led the way by hitting 3-of-4 3-pointers in the half, and the Tigers connected on 58.1 percent from the field, as Princeton owned a 45-27 lead at halftime.
The Hawks came out like a different team in the second half, and forced five Princeton turnovers while keeping the Tigers off the scoreboard for five and a half minutes. Trailing 47-34, Roberts would spark the Hawks with two dunks and a steal as Saint Joseph's pulled within 52-42, on a dunk by C.J. Aiken.
But back-to-back three-pointers by Mack Darrow and Dan Mavraides, and a layup by Ian Hummer built the Princeton lead back up to 60-46 with 7:40 remaining. SJU couldn't get the deficit below double digits but scored six points in the final two minutes to provide the final margin.
The loss was the third in a row for SJU, which finished a road swing with three games in five days. The Hawks return home to Hagan Arena on Wednesday to host #15 Minnesota.