PRINCETON, N.J. -- Spencer Weisz sank a pair of free throws that finally put Princeton in the clear as the Tigers went 8-for-10 from the line in the final 43 seconds to fend off Kent State 73-68 in a down-to-the-wire thriller on Tuesday.
The Tigers (10-2 for the first time since 1997-98) were 29 of 40 from the line as Kent State was whistled for 27 fouls. The Golden Flashes (9-4) fell behind by as many as 15 in the second half before clawing back with a rain of 3-pointers (10-22).
Devareaux Manley scored 11 of his 17 points in the final 5:48, including a pair of 3-pointers and five free throws to forge two ties and two one-point leads for the Flashes, who had trailed since early in the game.
The guard prospect was one of the top players at the annual Spiece Run N Slam event.
SMU has signed a second player from Australia, 6-foot-11 forward Harry Froling, to a national letter of intent. The Mustangs previously signed guard Tom Wilson from Australia.
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