Monmouth beats Princeton in lowest-scoring Division I game since ’86
=== Monmouth beats Princeton in lowest-scoring Division I game since ’86 ===
Princeton, NJ (Sports Network) – Monmouth beat Princeton, 41-21, Wednesday
night in the lowest-scoring game in Division I since the inception of the
three-point line in 1986.
Dejan Delic’s 11 points and Chris Kenny’s 10 were the only double-figure
scorers all night, as the Hawks took advantage of a terrible shooting
performance from the Tigers.
Princeton’s 21 points ties the fewest by an NCAA team in Division I since the
three-point line started in 1986. Georgia Southern was beaten, 61-21, by
Coastal Carolina on January 2, 1997.
Monmouth (2-7) controlled the game with 16 straight points during the second
half, holding Princeton without a point for nearly 15 minutes.
Princeton scored its fewest points in a game since a March 14, 1936 loss to
Penn. Princeton (2-5) shot just 9-for-41 for the game and made just 2-of-20
three-point shots. The Tigers hit on 22 percent of their shots.
By the time Princeton broke its second-half scoreless streak on a jumper from
Kyle Koncz, the score was 37-18 with 2:39 remaining.
The combined 62 points by Princeton and Monmouth were the fewest since 1986,
five fewer than the combined 67 scored by SMU and Texas Arlington in 1989 and
Wisconsin-Green Bay and Northern Michigan in 1996.
Patrick Ekeruo had nine points to lead Princeton, which next plays at 16th-
ranked Wake Forest Saturday afternoon.