PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Douglas Davis scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half and Princeton opened Ivy League play with a 63-46 win over Brown on Friday night.
The Tigers (10-5) took a double-digit lead with 11:19 left in the first half and kept that cushion the rest of the game. Princeton led 40-18 at halftime en route to its third straight win and eighth in the last nine games.Davis was 6-for-11 from the field and 4-for-8 from 3-point range.The Tigers, ranked No. 2 in Division I in scoring defense at 55.1 points per game allowed -- behind Old Dominion at 54.8 -- had its largest lead at 58-32 with 9:17 left.Matt Mullery led the Bears (7-13, 1-2) with 10 points. He scored 19 last year when Brown beat Princeton 61-43 in Providence.The Tigers outshot the Bears 43.9 percent (25-for-57) to 30 percent (12-for-40). Brown made 20 of 28 foul shots compared to 4 of 8 for Princeton.