January 3, 2010

Brown Hosts Wagner In Final Non-League Home Game

Providence, Rhode Island - After dropping two close games to Sacred Heart and American, Brown will look to get back on track with its final non-league home game of the season, facing Wagner on Monday, January 4 at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

Brown (5-9) mounted a late game comeback against American in its first game of 2010 before falling to the Eagles, 76-68. Junior forward Peter Sullivan registered his first career double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds against the Eagles. Senior Matt Mullery added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Bears.

Wagner (2-12), coached by Mike Deane, has lost three straight games, most recently a 45-42 loss to Princeton on December 30.

Brown and Wagner will be meeting for the tenth time, dating back to the 2000-2001 season, with Wagner holding a 5-4 series advantage. Wagner has won the last two games, including a 78-66 win last year in Staten Island. Three years ago, Brown earned a 66-61 win over the Seahawks (11/28/06) in Staten Island.

Brown is shooting 45 percent (342-753) from the field as a team, third best in the Ivy League, while holding its opponents to 43-percent shooting (400-914).

After a 21-day layoff, the Bears are in the midst of playing five games in 10 days, starting on Dec. 28 against Kean and culminating at Army on Jan. 6. Brown is scheduled to play 31 games this season, a new school record.

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