February 12, 2010

Brown Basketball Set To Host Dartmouth and Harvard

Brown's full release in PDF format

 

Providence, Rhode Island - Brown’s men’s basketball team returns home to the friendly confines of the Pizzitola Sports Center to host Dartmouth and Harvard on Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13, with both games tipping off at 7:00 p.m.

Coach Jesse Agel’s squad (7-16, 1-5 Ivy) battled 25th-ranked Cornell down to the wire before falling to the Big Red, 74-60 in Ithaca, NY. The Big Red had not trailed in a game since January 8, but the Bears, who were led by Matt Mullery’s (Millstone, NJ) 21 points, held the lead most of the first half and into the second half. Freshman Tucker Halpern (Brookline, MA) chipped in with 14 points against the Big Red.

Dartmouth (4-16, 0-6 Ivy) dropped games to Penn (53-51) and Princeton (54-38) last weekend, while Harvard split two games, falling to Princeton, 56-53, and defeating Penn, 80-66.

Mullery became the 23rd player in Brown basketball history to score 1,000 or more career points last week,  and stands in 22nd place in all-time scoring at Brown with 1,015 career points. He was recently named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District men's basketball team. His name will now be placed on the national ballot for Academic All-America voting. Mullery, who leads Brown in scoring (15.3 ppg), rebounding (6.0 rpg.), field goal percentage (.553), assists (67) and blocks (33), has posted a 3.31 grade point average as a Modern American history concentrator through his first three seasons at Brown.

Brown and Harvard have met 160 times, dating back to the 1900-1901 season, with the Crimson holding an 86-74 series advantage. Brown and Harvard split games last season with the Bears earning a 61-59 win over the Crimson in Providence, and Harvard earning a 64-63 win over the Bears in Cambridge.

Brown and Dartmouth will be meeting for the 140th time, dating back to 1901-1902, with the Big Green holding a 75-63 series advantage. The two teams split games last season with Brown taking a 69-59 victory over the Big Green in Providence on the final day of the season, and Dartmouth earning a 63-61 overtime win over the Bears in Hanover.

Bear Facts: Junior guard Peter Sullivan is the only Brown player to start all 23 games and is averaging 11.1 points per game…Freshman forward Andrew McCarthy’s 5.6 rebounds per game is sixth best in the Ivy League… Halpern is Brown’s team leader with 30 steals, while averaging 8.5 points per game, third best on the Brown team…Freshman guard Matt Sullivan has started 22 of 23 games for the Bears. Matt, who scored 10 points against Columbia last week, has connected on a team leading 33 treys…Brown’s 163 three-point field goals are second in the Ivy League.

 

Pictured:  Tucker Halpern '13