Yale 56, Princeton 43
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP)—Senior guard Edwin Draughan scored 20 points and added five assists to lead Yale to a 56-43 win over Princeton on Friday night.
Draughan was 8 for 12 from the field for the Bulldogs, who improved to 8-12, 4-3 in the Ivy League.
Princeton fell to 11-11 and 2-6, the first time the program has started 2-6 in the Ivy League, which was established in 1956.
Yale freshman forward Caleb Holmes had 10 points and freshman guard Eric Flato seven points.
Flato hit back-to-back shots that built Yale’s lead back to 12 after being cut to 36-29 with 12:24 left.
Freshman forward Noah Savage had 18 points for Princeton, which was held to three field goals in the first 15 minutes.
Yale made 11 of its first 15 shots and led by as many as 16 in the first half.
A free throw by Judson Wallace in 3:24 cut the Yale lead to 45-40, but the Bulldogs scored the next 11 points, including nine of 10 attempts at the free throw line.