In a game dominated by defense, Princeton dropped its home opener to BYU 65–56. Princeton began to rally late in the game — at one point cutting the Cougars’ lead to 3 points with about 5 minutes to go, but were foiled by some late game stops and a Cougar offensive run. Junior guard Devin Cannady led the Tigers in scoring with 19 points. Meanwhile, junior Myles Stephens led the way on defense with eight rebounds. Princeton was able to hold most of the BYU offense in check but had no answer for Elijah Bryant, who had 22 points and seven rebounds and was the catalyst for the Cougars. The Tigers dropped to 0–2 on the season, but played well against to quality NCAA teams. The Tigers return to action Saturday at St. Joseph’s University.