Cornell Big Red vs Princeton Tigers Prediction, 3/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cornell Big Red vs Princeton Tigers
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022
Location: Lavietes Pavilion in Allston, MA
The Princeton Tigers (22-5) will try to defeat the Cornell Big Red (15-10) at Lavietes Pavilion on Saturday.
The Cornell Big Red stepped onto the hardwood against Columbia and walked away with a win by a score of 78-64 in their last contest. In relation to fouls, the Big Red ended up finishing with 16 and Columbia totaled 14 fouls. They converted 8 of their 35 attempts from three-point range. Columbia shot 54.5% at the charity stripe by burying 6 of their 11 attempts. Furthermore, Columbia had 32 rebounds (8 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't have a block. Columbia recorded 11 assists and had 7 steals for this contest. In terms of the defense, Cornell allowed the other team to shoot 39.1% from the floor on 25 out of 64 shooting. They also distributed 19 assists for the matchup while forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and having 9 steals. In reference to hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 40 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Big Red buried 8 of their 9 attempts for a rate of 88.9%. Cornell wrapped up the game having earned a 45.2% FG percentage (28 out of 62) and knocked down 14 of 29 shots from 3-point land.
Greg Dolan is a player who was a contributor in the matchup. He went 83.3% from the field and also dished out 4 dimes. He played for 18 mins and also snagged 8 boards. He ended up scoring 12 points on 5 out of 6 shooting.
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Cornell comes into this game with a win-loss record of 15-10 this season. They are averaging 79.4 pts per game (18th in Division 1) while hitting 46.6% from the field. The Big Red are connecting on 34.7% from downtown (243 of 701) and 70.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Cornell is pulling in 38.0 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 437 dimes so far this year, which is 117th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 14.5 times per contest and as a team they are committing 18.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Big Red are forcing 14.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.6 fouls. They give up 31.7% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 309th in college basketball in opponents points per game (74.6). Big Red defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 42.7% (666 of 1,559) and they concede 36.2 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 50th in D-1 in allowing assists with 331 conceded this season.
For their last game, the Princeton Tigers went home victorious with a score of 93-70 when they faced Penn. The Tigers pulled down 23 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 for the game. They also turned the ball over 2 times, while getting 4 steals in the game. Penn committed 17 personal fouls in this game which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for 14 shots. They were able to knock down 7 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 50.0%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Princeton buried 12 out of 26 tries (46.2%). In all, the Tigers shot 37 out of 67 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.2%. The Tigers permitted Penn to convert 31 of 66 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 47.0% in this game. They finished 21.1% from 3-point land by connecting on 4 of 19 and ended up shooting 4 of 6 at the charity stripe (66.7%). In the matter of rebounds, Princeton permitted Penn to snag 34 in all (9 offensive).
Tosan Evbuomwan ended up being a major contributor for the Tigers for this contest. He converted 9 of 14 in the matchup for a rate of 64.3%, and had 8 rebounds. He totaled 23 points in his 32 mins on the court and totaled 7 assists for this game.
Princeton has a win-loss record of 22-5 so far this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Tigers are shooting 49.0% from the floor, which is ranked 8th in college basketball. Princeton has tallied 2,175 pts for the season (80.6 per contest) and they pull in 36.0 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.9 times per game (26th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 10.3 times per game. The Tigers are responsible for committing 14.4 fouls per contest and they shoot 64.8% from the free throw line.
The Tigers on defense are ranked 189th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 69.4. They are forcing their opponents into 11.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the field (271st in college hoops). The Princeton defense allows 32.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (168 of 521) and opponents are connecting on 72.0% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 10.5 dimes and 33.4 total boards per game, which ranks them 36th and 114th in college basketball.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Princeton
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