Scores

Final

Northeastern 63

(4-7, 0-1 CAA)

Princeton 65

(10-3, 3-0 home)

    9:30 PM ET, December 29, 2010

    CFE Federal Credit Union Arena, Orlando, Florida

    1 2 T
    NE 25 3863
    PRIN 26 3965

    Top Performers

    Northeastern: C. Allen 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Princeton: K. Maddox 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Princeton 65, Northeastern 63

    Associated Press

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Kareem Maddox scored 19 points and Dan Mavraides added 13 as Princeton held on to defeat Northeastern 65-63 on Wednesday night in the first round of the UCF Holiday Classic.

    The Tigers (10-3) will meet unbeaten and No. 19-ranked Central Florida in Thursday's final.

    Chaisson Allen led Northeastern (4-7) with 19 points.

    After battling evenly for the first 25 minutes, Princeton broke a 31-31 tie with an 18-2 run to lead 49-33.

    Northeastern rallied behind Allen, whose 3-pointer cut the deficit to 56-50 with 4:39 to go.

    Maddox momentarily stopped the rally with a layup, but Allen wasn't done. His driving layup with 14.5 seconds to play capped a 7-0 run and cut Princeton's lead to 64-63 with 14 seconds left.

    Mavraides made 1 of 2 free throws with 13 seconds to play to make it 65-63 and Northeastern's Joel Smith missed a driving layup at the buzzer.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NE
    PRIN
    Points 63 65
    FG Made-Attempted 25-59 (.424) 25-51 (.490)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-12 (.750) 9-19 (.474)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 16

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