CarnMell 51

(0-0, 0-0 away)

Princeton 46

(2-8, 1-5 home)

    7:30 PM ET, December 28, 2005

    L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium, Princeton, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    CMU 29 2251
    PRIN 32 1446

    Top Performers

    Carnegie Mellon: C. Barlow-Wilcox 15 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Princeton: E. Buffmire 11 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Carnegie Mellon 51, Princeton 46

    PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- Clayton Barlow-Wilcox scored 15 points and Nate Maurer added 13 as unbeaten Carnegie Mellon topped Princeton 51-46 Wednesday night, becoming the first Division III team to defeat the Tigers in 23 years.

    Carnegie Mellon (10-0) withstood a Princeton rally that tied the score late in the second half and overcame a stretch of committing nine turnovers in 11 possessions to score the final five points of the game.

    "If it's not the biggest win for us, it ranks right up with the biggest," said Tartans coach Tony Wiggen.

    Carnegie Mellon, ranked 22nd in Division III, had not played in 17 days. But the Tartans appeared ready to go right out of the chute, taking a pair of five-point leads in the first half.

    Princeton (2-8) rallied to take a 32-29 advantage at the break as first-time starter Edwin Buffmire, who led the Tigers with 11 points, and subs Mike Strittmatter and Alex Okafor provided a spark.

    The Tartans surged ahead in the second half and held a 46-40 lead at the 5:48 mark only to see Princeton knot things with 2:59 to go on Okafor's follow-up basket.

    But Maurer made a driving basket to give Carnegie Mellon a 48-46 advantage with 90 seconds left. A layup by Geoff Kozak and a free throw by A.J. Straub in the final 14.8 sealed the deal.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 51 46
    FG Made-Attempted 18-41 (.439) 12-43 (.279)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-7 (.571) 5-20 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-16 (.688) 17-24 (.708)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 4

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