Bears and Friars Tangle At The Dunk

Providence, Rhode Island - Brown’s shortest trip of the season comes tonight as the Bears bus downtown Providence to battle the PC Friars at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center at 7:00 p.m.

Brown (4-6) had all it could handle with Minnesota on Saturday afternoon, falling to the Golden Gophers by a 91-55 margin. Senior Steve Gruber and freshman Andrew McCarthy scored 10 points each to lead the Bears. Providence (5-3) dropped an 86-82 decision to URI in Kingstown, Rhode Island on Saturday.

Following Monday’s game against the Friars, Brown will be sidelined for the next 21 days, as the Bears break for final exams and the Holiday’s. Brown resumes action on December 28 returning home to the Pizzitola Sports Center against Kean.

Brown will be playing the final game of a grueling stretch of 11 games in 24 days, reminiscent of play in the NBA.

Brown and Providence have met 114 times, dating back to the 1921-1922 season, with the Friars holding an 88-26 series advantage. Last year, Providence came away with an 86-62 win over the Bears on 12/3/08 at the Dunkin Donuts Center. Brown’s last win over Providence came three years ago on 11/18/06, defeating the Friars, 51-41.

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