November 14, 2009

Brown Travels To Virginia Tech For Opener of Philly Hoop Group Classic

After opening its season with a 68-64 win over Virginia Tech on Friday, Brown will travel to Blacksburg, Virginia to face Virginia Tech on Sunday, November 15, in the opener of the Philly Hoop Group Classic. The match-up between the Bears and the Hokies will be the second ever between the two schools.

Brown (1-0) opened its season Friday evening (11/13) in Brooklyn, New York against St. Francis, and came away with a come-from-behind win over the Terriers. Sophomore guard Jean-Herbert Harris scored a career high 18 points on perfect 7 of 7 shooting from the field, while senior All-Ivy center Matt Mullery scored 16 points, connecting on 8 of 9 field goals. The Virginia Tech Hokies will be playing their season opener against the Bears.

Mullery tied his own single game record for blocked shots with six blocks against St. Francis. With the six blocks, he also established a new school record for career blocked shots with 121, surpassing the previous mark of 119 blocked shots by Alai Nuualiitia from 1999-2003.

Brown boasts the nation’s third longest winning streak with three straight wins, dating back to last season, capturing its final two games of 2008-2009 regular season, and its first game this season. The Ivy League is the only conference in the nation without a post-season tournament. NCAA Champion North Carolina has won eight consecutive games and NIT Champion Penn State has captured seven straight games.

Click here for Brown’s complete game notes in pdf format.