Princeton 78, Rutgers 73

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP)Dan Mavraides scored a career-high 26

points to lead Princeton to a 78-73 overtime victory over Rutgers

on Friday night, spoiling the debut of Scarlet Knights coach Mike


Rice was coaching his first game with Rutgers after leading

Robert Morris to two straight NCAA appearances.

In beating Rutgers for the first time since Dec. 8, 2004,

Princeton won just its second game in the last 12 meetings between

the two schools.

Mavraides hit two foul shots to give Princeton a 67-65 lead to

start OT and the Tigers never gave up the lead. Mavraides hit the

last of his six three-pointers to make it 72-68 with 1:48 left.

Ian Hummer had 17 points for Princeton and Douglas Davis added

16. James Beatty led Rutgers with 15, while Dane Miller and

freshman Mike Poole had 14 each.