USF tops Princeton in first men’s college basketball game at Chase Center
Jamaree Bouyea scored 19 points and three of his teammates scored in double figures to lead USF to an 82-72 victory over Princeton on Saturday at Chase Center.
Bouyea, a 6-foot-2 junior guard from Seaside (Monterey County), added seven rebounds and three assists as the Dons improved to 2-0. Princeton fell to 0-2.
Guard Charles Minlend scored 16 for USF, which got 15 points each from 7-foot center Jimbo Lull and senior guard Jordan Ratinho.
USF led 41-35 at halftime and outscored the Tigers 41-37 in the second half.
Freshman guard Jaelin Llewellyn scored 24 points to lead Princeton, but was 8-for-20 from the field, including 1-for-6 from 3-point range. As a team, the Tigers hit 39% from beyond the 3-point line; USF hit 30% (seven of 23) from that distance.
Drew Friberg led Princeton with nine rebounds.
It was the first men’s college basketball game played at the Warriors’ new arena.