Princeton tops Yale to win Ivy tourney, clinches NCAA berth

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Myles Stephens had a career-high 23 points and eight rebounds and Princeton won the inaugural Ivy League Tournament, beating Yale 71-59 Sunday to clinch its first berth in the NCAA Tournament since 2011.
 
Princeton (23-6) won its 19th straight game overall and didn't lose in Ivy play this season. A day earlier, the Tigers overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half and topped Penn in overtime at the Palestra, the Quakers' home court.
 
The Tigers have proved to be a dangerous opponent at times come the NCAAs. In their last appearance, they lost to Kentucky 59-57 - in 1996, they upended defending national champion UCLA.
 
Steven Cook scored 15 points, Devin Cannady added 13 and Ivy League Player of the Year Spencer Weisz finished with eight assists for the top-seeded Tigers, who pulled away in the second half.
 
Alex Copeland had 14 points and Sam Downey had 12 for third-seeded Yale (18-11), the Ivy champs last season.

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