Ivy Season In Full Swing As Bears Host Princeton and Penn

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Providence, RI - Brown hosts its first full weekend of Ivy League action, hosting Princeton and Penn on Friday and Saturday, January 29 & 30 at the Pizzitola Sports Center, with both games starting at 7:00 p.m. Coach Jesse Agel’s squad is 1-1 in the Ivy League following a split in games against Yale. Both Princeton (9-5, 0-0 Ivy) and Penn (1-13, 0-0 Ivy) will be opening their Ivy League season this weekend.

Brown fell to 7-12 overall, 1-1 in the Ivy League following a 71-63 loss to Yale to split the season series with the Elis. Senior All-Ivy center Matt Mullery scored 19 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead the Bears, while junior Garrett Leffelman netted a career high 15 points against the Elis.

Friday’s game against Princeton is featured as “Brown Out the Pitz” night, with Brown fans encouraged to deck themselves out in Brown gear. Five fans will be selected to see who is Brown’s Biggest Super Fan and receive grand prizes. In addition, the first 300 fans will receive sunglasses, courtesy of United HealthCare. On Saturday evening vs. Penn, the Brown band will be in attendance, and the first 300 fans will receive a megaphone, courtesy of Scott’s Volkswagen.

Donations will be accepted in the main lobby by the American Red Cross for its Haiti relief efforts both Friday and Saturday evening.

Brown and Princeton will be meeting for the 115th time, dating back to 1907-1908, with the Tigers holding a 91-24 series advantage. Princeton captured the second game between the two teams last year, coming away with a 56-48 decision in New Jersey. Brown had won the previous six games between the two teams, including a 61-43 on 2/14/09 in Providence.

Bears and Quakers have met 114 times, dating back to 1901-1902, with Penn holding a 94-20 series advantage. Penn swept both games last year, 73-52 in Providence and 64-54 in Philadelphia. Brown swept Penn in 2007-2008, first earning a 66-61 win over the Quakers in Philadelphia to snap the Quakers 24-game home Ivy League winning streak, and completing the sweep with a 75-43 win over the Quakers in Providence.

Matt Mullery Brown's leader in scoring (15.3), rebounding (5.8), assists (56) and blocked shots (30), recently became one of Brown’s Top 25 Career Scorers with 955 career points, 24th best in Brown basketball history. Junior All-Ivy forward Peter Sullivan is the Ivy League’s 11th leading scorer with 11.9 points per game and is expected to be at full strength this weekend.

 

 

Pictured:  Peter Sullivan '11.  photo by dspics.com