PRINCE­TON GAME­DAY

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - SPORTS -

Who: BYU (1-0) at Prince­ton (0-1)

When: Wed­nes­day, 7 p.m., Jad­win Gym

TV/ Ra­dio: NBCSP/ WPRB 103.3 FM

Last Time Out: Prince­ton lost to But­ler, 85-75; BYU def. Mis­sis­sippi Val­ley St., 91-61.

Series His­tory: BYU leads, 5-0

Back­ground: This is the re­turn game from last year’s meet­ing in Provo, Utah that was part of ESPN’s nowde­funct Tip-Off Marathon. BYU held on to win that game, 82-73.

Big Three: Prince­ton’s ter­rific trio of Amir Bell, Devin Can­nady and Myles Stephens de­liv­ered in the open­ing loss to But­ler. That group com­bined for 54 of the team’s 75 points. Bell and Stephens, in par­tic­u­lar, were out­stand­ing, scor­ing 22 and 21 points, re­spec­tively.

For­ward Think­ing: Coach Mitch Hen­der­son opted to start fresh­men Jerome Des­rosiers (6-7, 225) and Se­bas­tian Much (6-8, 225) in the front­court against But­ler. If the sev­enth-year boss con­tin­ues with those two re­mains to be seen. They com­bined for no points and one re­bound in 23 min­utes. Of course it was a bap­tism of fire against a Big East op­po­nent, but the Tigers’ in­te­rior de­fense needs to im­prove af­ter they were out-scored 50-26 in the paint.

Scout­ing BYU: Picked to fin­ish sixth in the West Coast Con­fer­ence, the Cougars are com­ing off a 30-point win in their opener, a game in which they made 12-of-26 at­tempts from be­yond the arc. Eli­jah Bryant poured in a game-high 27 points, while TJ Haws, who had 20 off the bench against Prince­ton last year, scored 14. Haws was sec­ond on the team in scor­ing a sea­son ago, av­er­ag­ing 13.8 points on 42.4 per­cent on 3-point­ers. BYU lost two of its three lead­ing scor­ers as Eric Mika grad­u­ated and Nick Emery with­drew from school in the wake of an NCAA investigation.

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