Yale (13-17, 7-6) used a 17-5 run over the final 9 minutes of the first half to take a 36-24 lead into intermission. Princeton roared back to within one, 62-61, on Ian Hummer's jumper with 3:08 remaining, but scored just five points the rest of the way.
Princeton (16-10, 9-3), which sits half a game behind Harvard for first place after the Crimson's win over Columbia, shot 52 percent (23 of 44). Yale answered with its second-best shooting performance of the season, 61 percent (23 of 38), and made 16 of 20 free throws.
T.J. Bray paced Princeton with 17 points.
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