Yale Bulldogs Preview
The Yale Bulldogs are tied for first in the Ivy League with Princeton at 5-1, but this will be only their second conference road game. They are coming off a home weekend split against Harvard (78-77 loss) and Dartmouth (75-57 win). Junior guard Azar Swain is hot, averaging 26.3 points in the past three games and making 16 of 25 3-pointers in that stretch.
He leads the Ivy with 68 3-pointers and is poised to break the school’s single-season record of 72. Yale relies on Swain (16.4 points per game) and Paul Atkinson (17.6) for offense, while hanging its hat on a defense that gives up 37.9 percent shooting, the 11th-best mark in the country.
Princeton Tigers Preview
The Princeton Tigers, who started the season with a 1-7 record, have won their past five home games, including a 70-69 win over Harvard on Feb. 1. The Tigers have a trio of double-digit scorers, led by sophomore guard Jaelin Llewellyn at 14.3 points per game, although he has hit only 26 percent of his 103 3-point attempts.
The presence of senior center Richmond Aririguzoh (13.4 points, 8.2 rebounds) helps free up Princeton’s perimeter shooters, and the Tigers like to launch. They have 116 more tries from beyond the arc than their opponents — and they have upped their percentage to 38.3 in six conference games.