Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Live Updates from Princeton Basketball vs. Maine

8:52 p.m.: Max Huc's three-point attempt falls short, and Maine holds on for the 58-55 win. Both Tiger losses this season have come by just one possession. Maine improves to 3-0 and Princeton falls to 0-2.

8:51 p.m.: After the Tigers can't find an open look, Sydney Johnson calls timeout with :10.3 seconds left. Maine 58, Princeton 55.

8:50 p.m.: Andrew Rogers will go to the line for Maine and hits the first free throw. He misses the second and the ball goes off Maine and out of bounds. Princeton will have the chance to tie, down 58-55.

8:49 p.m.: Maine gets the ball back after a rebound and Princeton has to foul. :26.6 left.

8:48 p.m.: Max Huc comes up with a pinball of an offensive rebound, and after it is knocked out of bounds by Maine, Princeton gets the ball back with less than a minute to go.

8:47 p.m.: Bernal hits the first and the second, and Maine leads 57-55.

8:46 p.m.: Zach Finley finds Max Huc for a nifty lay-in and it's tied again at 55-55. Maine's Junior Bernal will head to the line after the fourth foul on Kareem Maddox. 1:31 left in OT.

8:46 p.m.: Troy Barnies lays it in and Maine is ahead again 55-53 with two minutes left in the OT.

8:45 p.m: Dan Mavraides hits a two and it's tied again at 53-53.

8:45 p.m.: After a Princeton turnover, it's Maine's ball again. Owes goes for a jumper but can't hit, and the ball goes off Maine and out of bounds.

8:43 p.m.: Socoby hits the first and the second, and Maine leads 53-51 with four minutes in the OT. Davis' three-point attempt hits the rim but no more, and Princeton retakes the ball after a Maine miss at the other end.

8:42 p.m.: Kareem Maddox is whistled for a foul in Princeton's offensive end, and Maine gets the chance to score first in overtime. Maddox fouls under Maine's hoop, and the Black Bears' Mark Socoby goes down hard but will head to the line.

8:41 p.m.: Maine wins the overtime tip and Princeton's Dan Mavraides commits a foul, his fourth. The Maine free throw doesn't fall, and it's Princeton ball.

8:40 p.m.: Princeton went to OT three times last year, most recently Feb. 22 at Harvard.

8:39 p.m.: Junior Bernal's frozen rope hits backboard and rim but doesn't fall, and the Tigers will head to overtime.

8:36 p.m.: Same five out of the timeout for Princeton, and the Tigers commit a turnover under their own basket. Maine calls a full timeout with :03.6 left. Maine will have to travel the length of the court.

8:35 p.m.: Huc walks the ball up the floor, and Sydney Johnson opts for a full timeout with :31.1 left.

8:34 p.m.: On the floor for Princeton out of the timeout are Mavraides, Huc, Davis, Maddox and Finley.

8:33 p.m.: Bernal makes the second to tie it at 51-51 and Maine coach Ted Woodward asks for a 30-second timeout, still with :38.4 left.

8:33 p.m.: Maine's Junior Bernal tries to go coast-to-coast, but is fouled by Kareem Maddox with :38.4 seconds to go and heads to the line. He misses the first and can only tie.

8:32 p.m.: Huc hits the second and Princeton's lead is three. On Maine's next possession, Kaimondre Owes hits a short two and Princeton's lead is one with less than a minute to go.

8:30 p.m.: After a near over-and-back by the Tigers, Max Huc's attempted layup doesn't fall. He is fouled, however, and goes to the line. He misses the first, and Maine coach Ted Woodward calls a 30-second timeout. Huc has another attempt with 1:11 left and the score still 50-48.

8:28 p.m.: A timeout is called by Princeton under the basket after Davis' three-point attempt hits front rim. 1:43 left, Princeton ball, 50-48 Tigers.

8:27 p.m.: Sydney Johnson calls timeout with 2:04 left. The attendance for tonight is 1,555. Speaking of attendance, make sure you come out to Princeton's next home game, Tuesday, Dec. 2 vs. South Carolina.

8:25 p.m.: It's 50-46 after a Maine bucket, and following a Princeton miss, Maine threatens and Kaimondre Owes cuts it to two, closing in on two minutes left. 50-48 Princeton.

8:24 p.m.: Zach Finley hits both free throws and Princeton has a 50-44 lead. The Tigers get an offensive rebound, but Finley is called for traveling under the basket with 3:23 left.

8:21 p.m.: After baskets each way, it remains a four-point game. Finley is fouled going up and under, and the last media timeout comes with 3:57 left. Princeton 48, Maine 44.

8:19 p.m.: Max Huc gets a bucket, but Doug Davis commits a foul under the basket after a McNally lay-in. McNally hits the extra, and it's a four-point game at 46-42 with 5:30 left.

8:18 p.m.: Sean McNally tips it in for Maine out of the timeout, and the Black Bears are within five at 44-39.

8:16 p.m.: A Princeton turnover results in the media timeout with 6:46 left. 44-37 Princeton. The "Dress Like A Tiger" contest is on, and a youngster wearing an early-00s #3 jersey is way out in front until he can't make a layup. The kid wearing Scott Greenman's old jersey makes a shot to win the contest, getting a big cheer from the crowd. The winning youngster was apparently not hindered by the gym shorts he had to put on as part of the contest falling to his ankles.

8:15 p.m.: Doug Davis finds Zach Finley for a lay-up, and Princeton elads 44-37 with seven minutes left.

8:13 p.m.: Maine hits two free throws and it's a five-point game with 8:10 to play, 42-37. Fouls are 6-4 Maine.

8:09 p.m.: It's a seven-point Tiger lead again as Finley goes up and under for a lay-in. Maine commits a foul at the other end, and Princeton gets the ball back.

8:08 p.m.: We're back from the media timeout. On the floor for Princeton are Davis, Finley, Mavraides, Huc and Maddox. Owes for Maine lays it in, and it's a five-point game.

8:06 p.m.: Davis hits another jumper and Princeton's lead is 40-33 with closing in on 11 minutes left.

8:05 p.m.: Dan Mavraides fouls Maine's Kaimondre Owes, who will head to the line. He makes the first, and Zach Finley enters the game replacing Buczak. Owes misses the second, but Maine gets the rebound. 38-33 Tigers.

8:03 p.m.: Pawel Buczak is fouled with 12:48 left. He'll head to the line and miss both, and Maine gets the rebound.

8:01 p.m.: Doug Davis cans a three, and Princeton leads 38-31. Davis has 10 on the night, ensuring that his first two games of his career will be double-digit scoring games. Buczak commits a shooting foul at the other end where Maine's Junior Bernal will shoot two. He makes the first and misses the second, and Princeton gets the rebound. 38-32 Tigers.

7:59 p.m.: A promotion takes the floor during the break. In the contest, three kids bounced on large inflatable balls for half the court before picking up basketballs at halftime and seeing who can put it in the basket first. A youngster in a blue jacket wins.

7:58 p.m.: The ball is knocked out of bounds, back to Maine, resulting in the second half's first media timeout. Princeton 35, Maine 31, 15:31 left.

7:57 p.m.: Junior Bernal lays it in for Maine, and the Princeton lead is back to four at 35-31.

7:55 p.m.: Doug Davis hits a mid-range jumper and Princeton's lead is six at 35-29. Closing in on 17 minutes left, and Princeton gets a defensive rebound.

7:54 p.m.: A Kareem Maddox put-back is answered by a Sean McNally bucket, and Princeton's lead remains four at 33-29.

7:52 p.m.: The second half starts. On the floor for Princeton are Buczak, Briggs, Maddox, Saunders and Davis.

7:45 p.m.: Princeton's leading scorer in the first half was Mavraides, who added a two-point bucket to three threes for 11 points. Princeton is outshooting Maine 50 percent (12 for 24) to to 40.7 percent (11 for 27). Pawel Buczak has a game-high five rebounds.

7:40 p.m.: Women's soccer coach Julie Shackford is John Sadak's halftime guest on the broadcast on WPRB 103.3 fm. Shackford led Princeton back to the NCAA tournament this year, the program's first appearance since 2004.

7:35 p.m.: Out of the timeout, Princeton sends Mavraides, Huc, Davis, Finley and Maddox on the floor. After Princeton uses the entire shot clock, Max Huc is called for a foul trying to recover the rebound, and Maine has the half's last attempt. Junior Bernal lays it in, and the halftime score is 31-27 Princeton.

7:33 p.m.: Maine's Kaimondre Owes puts in a layup, and the Princeton lead is six. After a brief turnover, Princeton's Kareem Maddox ties it up, and Princeton gets the ball on the alternating possession. Sydney Johnson calls timeout with 43 seconds left and a 31-25 lead.

7:32 p.m.: Maine's Troy Barnies is called for a charge. Jason Briggs enters the game for Doug Davis. An attempt by Finley rims out and Maine gets the rebound. Still 31-23, and Maine's attempt falls away for a Tiger defensive rebound. Briggs tips a Princeton pass out of bounds for a turnover, and Maine gets it back.

7:30 p.m.: Max Huc steals the ball and receives a pass down low, laying it up and in for a 31-23 lead, Princeton's largest of the game. 2:30 left.

7:29 p.m.: The Princeton cheerleaders do an eye-catching stunt where one is held up horizontally as a plank while another stands on that cheerleader atop the pyramid. It ends well and the fans are impressed.

7:28 p.m.: After a Princeton defensive rebound, the Tigers miss a few chances on their next possession and the ball goes out of bounds to Maine. 3:41 left on the last media timeout of the half.

7:27 p.m.: Maine calls timeout after Princeton's Dan Mavraides hits a three-pointer, his third of the game on four attempts. The Tigers lead 29-23. Coming back out on the floor for Princeton are Finley, Mavraides, Maddox, Huc and Davis. 4:31 left.

7:25 p.m.: Princeton gets it back, and Dan Mavraides puts back Princeton's second offensive rebound of the possession. 26-23 Tigers with five minutes before the half.

7:23 p.m.: Zach Finley makes his first appearance, and Doug Davis throws an alley-oop dunk
pass to Kareem Maddox. The Tigers re-take the lead 24-23 with 6:11 left. Max Huc commits a non-shooting foul at the other end.

7:21 p.m.: Maine's Mark Socoby fouls Kareem Maddox. The third media timeout comes with 6:51 before the break and each team with two fouls. Maine 23, Princeton 22.

7:20 p.m.: Mavraides answers with a three for Princeton, his second, and the Tigers are within 23-22 with seven minutes left.

7:20 p.m.: Malachi Peay lays it in, and Maine takes a three-point lead briefly, before Max Huc scores to bring Princeton within 1 at 20-19, 8 minutes left. Andrew Rogers strikes again for Maine with a three, and Maine has a 23-19 lead.

7:18 p.m.: Maine's Andrew Rogers hits a three, and the Black Bears lead again, 18-17 with under 9 left.

7:17 p.m.: Doug Davis hits a three to re-take the lead, but Maine's Peay gets a bucket at the other end. 15-14 Maine, under 10 before the break. Mavraides quickly answers for Princeton with a three, and the Tigers are ahead 17-15.

7:16 p.m.: Princeton's lineup coming out of the timeout is Davis, Mavraides, Maddox, Buczak and Max Huc. Maine gets its first lead on a putback by Stanislav Chetinov after a Tiger turnover. 10:35 left. 13-11 Maine.

7:14 p.m.: McLemore's attempt goes unanswered, and Princeton takes possession. The second media timeout comes with 11:13 before the half.

7:13 p.m.: Maine's Gerald McLemore hits a three, and the game is tied with inside of 12 minutes before the break. Maine gets a Princeton turnover and has a chance to take the lead.

7:12 p.m. Maine's Malachi Peay is fouled by Dan Mavraides under the basket and goes to the line, but misses the first. He hits the second, and Princeton's lead is 11-8 with 12:18 left.

7:09 p.m.: Pawel Buczak gets an offensive rebound and putback for a layup, and Princeton is 11-5. Maine's Sean McNally answers at the other end. Princeton 11, Maine 7, 14 minutes left.

7:06 p.m.: After turnovers both ways, the first media timeout comes with 15:24 before the half.

7:05 p.m.: Maine's Gerald McLemore hits a three, and the Black Bears are back within two at 7-5. Princeton gets two offensive rebounds and on the third try, Doug Davis hits a layup. 9-5 Princeton. 15:30 left in the half.

7:04 p.m.: Pawel Buczak is fouled under the hoop going up for a layup, and Buczak heads to the line. He hits the first, hits the second, and Princeton has a 7-2 lead.

7:03 p.m.: Doug Davis, Friday night's 25-point scorer, responds with a long two and the Tigers are even. They get a turnover, and Kareem Maddox drains a three from the corner. Princeton 5, Maine 2. Doug Davis draws Princeton's first foul at the other end, but Princeton gets a rebound.

7:02 pm: Maine wins the tip, but its first possession goes for naught. The Tigers also come up empty on their first trip down the floor, and Maine takes over. Maine's Troy Barnies hits a mid-range jumper to put the Black Bears ahead 2-0. with 18:25 to play.

6:47 p.m.: The starting lineups are in. For Princeton (0-1), it's Jason Briggs, Doug Davis, Patrick Saunders, Kareem Maddox and Pawel Buczak. For Maine (2-0), it's Troy Barnies, Junior Bernal, Sean McNally, Mark Socoby and Gerald McLemore.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's gonna be another loooong season. Too bad -- Sydney Johnson seems likes he's doing the best he can with the mess Joe Scott left him. He's the Obama to Scott's W. Bush, ha.

I hear this Ian Hummer ('09 recruit) is really supposed to be something. A bona fide A-level prospect that drew interest from major BCS type schools.