Thursday, December 12, 2013

T.J. Bray Scores 23 vs. Rutgers, Leads Princeton to 7-1 Mark

College Hoops Player of the Day for Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Led by senior T.J. Bray's 23 points, the Princeton Tigers won their sixth straight and improved to 7-1 overall, with a 78-73 victory at Rutgers, Wednesday night.

Bray played 38 minutes and was high-scorer for the game, making seven of 11 from the field, 5-for-7 from three-point range. He also handed out eight assists, helping three other starters each score 14 points.

It was just the fourth game of the season for the senior guard, who missed Saturday's 77-55 romp over Farleigh Dickenson due to disciplinary reasons and was his high point total for the year.

Missing from Princeton's lineup was starting guard Jimmy Sherburne, serving part of a three-game suspension imposed by coach Mitch Henderson.

When the Tigers have their full complement of players, they are an imposing Ivy League squad. Last year, the Tigers went through November and December's non-conference schedule with a 5-7 mark and appear to be much-improved this season.

Bray, despite his limited playing time, leads Princeton in scoring average and assists per game and is second on the team in rebounds. The Tigers look to go 4-1 on the road when they play at Penn State Saturday afternoon. Their only loss was at Butler, 70-67, on November 16.

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