The Princeton Tigers needed a sign of life and they got it from an unexpected place.
Princeton (1-4) got a big second half from their bench led by freshman big man Sebastian Much to pick up their first win vs the Lafayette Leopards (0-4) at Jadwin Gymnasium.
Junior Guard Devin Cannady continued his strong start to the season with a game-leading 17 points on 4-7 shooting from 3 point range. The Tigers relied on him exclusively in the first half, as no one besides Cannady made a single fg in the first ten minutes of the game.
Princeton had a rough first half shooting only 33% as a team to Lafayette’s 50%. Outside of Cannady the Tigers struggled to find their stride with Amir Bell and Myles Stephens failing to get into a rhythm.
The Tigers have struggled offensively thus far this season, and their struggles were on full display in the first half. They took clean looks and just could not convert their jumpshots or attempts at the rim. Amir Bell and Myles Stephens were a combined 3-15 for the game. However, help came from an unexpected place.
After halftime, a new Princeton team came out of the locker room. When asked about halftime adjustments, head coach Mitch Henerson was candid.
“Actually the adjustments I made didn’t work,” he said. “We Just made some key shots.”