Caruso with 29 points; leads Princeton over Liberty 77-72

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PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) Henry Caruso scored a career-high 29 points and Princeton held on to beat Liberty 77-72 on Thursday night.

Caruso was 10 of 14 from the field and had nine rebounds. Pete Miller added 12 points for Princeton (6-2).

Evan Maxwell scored 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Liberty (3-9). John Dawson had 15 points and Lovell Cabbil chipped in 11.

Spencer Weisz split a pair of free throws and Princeton led 75-69 with 22 seconds remaining. Dawson made a 3-pointer to pull Liberty to 75-72 with 17 seconds to play. Devin Cannady made two free throws with six seconds left to seal it for the Tigers.

Dawson made a layup and the Flames had their last lead, 47-46 at the 14-minute mark. A 23-14 spurt, capped by Amir Bell's 3, put the Tigers up 69-61 with 3:48 to go. Caruso scored seven during the stretch.