The Princeton Tigers and the Brown Bears meet Saturday in college basketball action from Pizzitola Sports Center. Princeton stands at 12-4 so far this year. The Tigers beat Cornell in their last game. As for Brown, they’re currently 8-8 and coming off a win over Dartmouth. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Princeton managed an 8-4 run through their first 12 games, taking losses to Navy, Hofstra, Iona and Delaware. The Tigers have since hit a four-game winning streak over Kean, Harvard, Columbia and Cornell.
In the Cornell matchup last weekend, Princeton took a 37-34 deficit into the second half. The Tigers posted a 41-31 advantage from there and won it 75-68. Ryan Langborg led the way on 20 points, and Caden Pierce had 13 rebounds with nine points.
Over on the Brown side, they were 7-5 after 12 games with losses to Vermont, Colgate, Loyola MD, Umass Lowell and Michigan State. The Bears hit a losing streak to Northwestern, Penn and Harvard before beating Dartmouth last weekend.
Last Saturday versus Dartmouth, the Bears posted a 43-36 run in the first half. Brown kept the pace on a 34-34 run from there and won it 77-70. Nana Owusu-Anane doubled on 16 points and 10 rebounds, while both Paxson Wojcik and Kalu Anya added 16 points each.
PICK: I’ll probably stick with Princeton. The Tigers are fresh off a solid win over a talented Cornell team—despite a slow start. Princeton has hit 68 or more points in five straight games, going 4-1 in that time. As for Brown, they’ve hit 68 or more points in three straight games, but they’ve also given up 70 or more in three straight as well. I like this one to be a pretty high-scoring total with Princeton eventually powering out the cover.