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Cal Poly Falls to Hot-Shooting Princeton, 80-60

Cal Poly Falls to Hot-Shooting Princeton, 80-60

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Myles Stephens led a balanced Princeton scoring attack with 16 points as the visiting Tigers made 16 of 24 three-point shots en route to an 80-60 victory over Cal Poly in a non-conference men's basketball game Saturday night inside Mott Athletics Center.

Devin Cannady added 13 points, Sebastian Much 12 and Aaron Young 11 off the bench for Princeton (4-6).

Cal Poly (4-7) was led by Luke Meikle (pictured above) with a season-high 18 points. Victor Joseph added 13 and Josh Martin 11 off the bench.

Though Princeton made 66.7 percent of its three-pointers, the Tigers connected on just 37.5 percent of their two-pointers (12 of 32). Still, Princeton led all the way, scoring the first seven points of the game and never looking back.

Cal Poly made one brief run early, closing the gap to 11-9 with a 9-4 run, but it was far too little, too late as the Tigers led 35-18 at the break and opened up a 29-point lead in the second half. Cal Poly closed the game with an 8-2 run.

Fields, who made his first 28 free throws of the year, finally missed one with 8:26 to go in the game. He contributed four assists.

Cal Poly's 18 first-half points was its lowest for the opening 20 minutes of play this season.

Princeton, which blocked 10 Cal Poly shots for the game, is just the second Ivy League men's basketball program to visit Mott Athletics Center. Harvard paid a visit on Dec. 28, 1995.

Princeton's 16 three-pointers is the highest total against Cal Poly since Saint Mary's connected on 19 from long range on Dec. 14, 2015.

Princeton produced a one-rebound edge on Cal Poly, 34-33, led by Amir Bell with six. Hank Hollingsworth grabbed eight boards for the Mustangs to go along with seven points and four blocked shots.

Cal Poly, which turned the ball over just nine times, made 41 percent of its floor shots (23 of 56) but was just four of 16 from three-point range.

Cal Poly plays two teams in Texas — SMU and UTA (Texas-Arlington) — on Tuesday and Thursday. The Mustangs are facing SMU and UTA for the first time.