Army holds off Princeton 56-52Nov 21, 2009 - 11:16 PM PRINCETON, N.J.(AP) -- Cleveland Richard scored 18 points and Army held off Princeton 56-52 on Saturday.
The Black Knights (2-1) shot 54.5 percent in the first half (12-for-22) to lead 27-14 at halftime as the Tigers shot only 27.3 percent (6-for-22).
Army took a 41-21 lead on a Marcus Nelson dunk with 14:30 left.
Trailing 50-34, Princeton (2-1) used a 15-2 run, keyed by eight points from Dan Mavraides, to pull within 52-49 with 48 seconds remaining. After Army's Julian Simmons and Mavraides each made one of two free throw attempts, Army went 3-for-4 from the line. Marcus Schroeder made a layup with 2 seconds left for the Tigers, and teammate Nick Lake missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Simmons added 10 points for the Black Knights.
Mavraides led Princeton with 14 points on 4-for-13 shooting and Lake added 10 points and seven rebounds.
Princeton had 27 turnovers while Army had 23.
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