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Princeton Upends Men's Basketball In New Year's Eve Matinee

Charlie Bell had a team-high 22 points at Princeton.
Charlie Bell had a team-high 22 points at Princeton.

Dec. 31, 2004

Box Score

Princeton, N.J. - Junior Charlie Bell scored 22 points in 24 minutes, but Princeton's 65 percent shooting in the second half proved to be too much for the `Hounds in their New Year's Eve matinee. The Greyhounds, who trailed by five points at halftime, fall 75-62 in front of 4,010 at Jadwin Gymnasium.

A very even and very methodical start to the game saw Loyola take a 13-11 lead 10 minutes into the contest. A 10-1 Princeton run over the next five minutes put the Tigers on top by seven, but Josko Alujevic's bucket at 1:11 had the Greyhounds within two points at 25-23. Princeton responded with five of the next seven points and led 30-25 at the half.

Princeton's Matt Sargeant opened the second half completing a four-point play, fouled while making a three-pointer from the far corner. The Tigers used a 9-2 run to start the period to build a 12-point lead and maintained the margin throughout.

Bell, who made only four field goals, benefited from an 11-for-12 day from the free throw line to register his 22 points. Senior Jim Chivers scored a season-high nine points before fouling out of the game. The Greyhounds committed 30 personal fouls, sending Princeton the free-throw line 39 times.

Sargeant led the Tigers in scoring with 14 points, Judson Wallace added 13 points and seven rebounds. Princeton scored 30 points at the foul line and improves to 7-4 overall while the Greyhounds fall to 1-8.

Loyola concludes its current three-game road trip at Central Connecticut State on Sunday, January 2. That game is slated for a 2 p.m. tip.