Henry Caruso and Clay Wilson each came off the bench and finished with 14 and 13 points, respectively. Hans Brase added a team high 12 rebounds.
Princeton (6-9) won despite shooting a cold 38.9 percent from the field and losing the rebounding battle 40-34. However the Tigers made up for it by hitting nine total 3-pointers while holding Norfolk State to only two, getting to the free throw line 29 times, and forcing 16 Spartans turnovers.
The Tigers led 31-27 at the half and kept Norfolk State (9-8) at arm's length for much of the second half, building a lead as large as 11 late.
Jeffrey Short led the Spartans with 25 points. Malik Thomas and RaShid Gaston each had 10 points.