Penn, Princeton Come up Short in CBI Quarterfinals
Portions courtesy of Penn Athletic Communications and Princeton Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The 2011-12 Ivy League men's basketball season came to a close Monday night with Penn and Princeton suffering losses in the quarterfinal round of the 2012 College Basketball Invitational Presented by Zebra Pen.
Both teams were playing in the state of Pennsylvania with the Tigers falling 82-61 at Pittsburgh and the Quakers were topped 63-53 by Butler at The Palestra.
Princeton finished with a 20-12 record, its third straight 20-win season. The Tigers fell behind 12-2 after five minutes and was able to pull within three at 16-13 on a Douglas Davis three-pointer near the midway point of the half. Pitt, however, went on a 27-6 run to close the half and open up a 24-point halftime lead at 49-25 to put the game out reach.
Davis became Princeton's second-leading all-time scorer on a three-pointer with less than nine minutes to go in the game and finished with a game-high 20 points to stand at 1,550 for his career. He passed Kit Mueller '91 at 1,546 to stand second only to the 2,503 points put up in three seasons by Bill Bradley '65. He also became the Ivy League's all-time leader in games played with 122, passing Cornell's Ryan Wittman who played in 121 from 2006-10.
Ian Hummer scored all 14 of his points in the second half and nearly had his sixth double-double of the season, finishing with nine boards.
Butler pulled away from Penn in the second half to grab the 10-point win and advance to the CBI semifinals. The Quakers had an uncharacteristic night shooting from long range, hitting just four of 20 attempts from the three-point arc.
Miles Cartwright led Penn with 12 points and Zack Rosen closed out his stellar career in a Quaker uniform with 11 points. Rosen ended his career with 1,723 points, good for 13th all-time in League history.