Fresh off of splitting their two game homestand, the Princeton men's basketball team is set to hit the road once more this weekend. They will travel down past the Mason-Dixie line, taking on Liberty University this Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers (3-4 overall) have seen their fair share of travel so far this season, as they have been away from their home in Jadwin for all but one of their games. They enter Virginia coming fresh from the Pearl Harbor Invitational in Honolulu Hawaii, having split a pair of games against the California Golden Bears and the University of Hawaii.
The Tigers put out a rough performance from the field against California (7-2), shooting just under 30 percent from the field for the game. Despite this and a significantly better shooting performance from the Bears (around 43 percent), they managed to stay close throughout until a late run from Cal put the game away. Against Hawaii (4-5), the Tigers were far more successful in finding the mark, shooting at 46 percent on the game and getting a season high performance from senior guard Steven Cook, who picked up 21 points on the game, going 5-7 from deep. He also managed to assert himself on the boards, picking up nine rebounds on the contest.
Against Liberty, the Tigers will battle a foe against whom they eked out a narrow victory, 77-72 on the Tigers' home turf last year. The Tigers will look not only to Cook for more production but also fellow senior guard Spencer Weisz, who shot a scorching 85 percent from the field against Hawaii, and 3-4 from deep.