Hibernation Over – Bears Host Army on Tuesday

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Providence, Rhode Island -  Coach Jesse Agel's Brown men's basketball team returns to the hardwood following a 15-day hibernation due to final exams, hosting Army on Tuesday, December 21, at the Pizzitola Sports Center, starting at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

BROWN (4-4) vs. ARMY (5-6)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

7:00 p.m.

Pizzitola Sports Center; Providence, Rhode Island

Brown's Probable Starters:     

             Forward               23      Andrew McCarthy, sophomore (5.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg)

             Forward               25      Peter Sullivan, senior (14.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg)

             Forward               33      Tucker Halpern, sophomore (10.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg)

             Guard                   22      Sean McGonagill, freshman (8.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg)

             Guard                   31      Garrett Leffelman, senior (10.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg) 

Key Reserves:                  

                                           11      Adrian Williams, senior, guard (5.8 ppg, 1.9 rpg)

                                           25       Matt Sullivan, sophomore, guard (4.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg)

                                            5        Tyler Ponticelli, sophomore, forward (3.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg)

                                            3        Dockery Walker, freshman, forward (2.0 ppg, 1.8 rpg)

                                            1        Chris Taylor, senior, forward (1.1 ppg, 0.9 rpg)

                                            2        Josh Biber, freshman, forward (1.5 ppg, 1.0 rpg)

 

Bears Come Out Of Hibernation: The Bears, 4-4 overall, have been hibernating for the last 15 days due to final exams.  Coach Jesse Agel's squad hasn't played since 91-64 loss to Providence College on 12/6/10.  Senior Garrett Leffelman netted a career high 22 points against the Friars.

 

Army's Record:  The Cadets (5-6 overall) are coming off a 91-85 loss at Long Island University on Sunday.  Ella Ellis led Army with 19 points, while Mitch McDonald handed out 10 assists.

 

Ivy 11th In RPI:  As a conference, the Ivy League is ranked 11 out of 31 in the latest RPI.

 

The Brown vs. Army Series Record:  Brown and Army have met 23 times, dating back to the 1920-1921 season, with the Cadets holding a 14-9 series advantage over the Bears.  Last year, the Cadets rallied for a 59-51 victory over the Bears at West Point, New York. Tucker Halpern '13 scored 13 points and Andrew McCarthy '13 pulled down 12 rebounds for the Bears, while Army's Julian Simmons led all scorers with 16 points. Brown had captured the previous two games over the Black Knights, including an 80-73 victory over Army on 11/26/08 in Providence. 

Peter Sullivan 15th In All-Time Brown Scoring: Senior All-Ivy forward Peter Sullivan (Wilmette, IL) has connected on 17 consecutive free throws for the Bears.  He ranks 15th on Brown's all-time scoring list, now with 1,148 career points. Sulliven scored a came high 21 points against Maine, connecting on 13 of 13 free throws, Sullivan scored 20 points with a career four steals and a team high eight rebounds against New Hampshire. He came through in a big way against Sacred Heart, scoring 26 points on 6 of 8 shooting from the field, handing out five assists and grabbing a game high eight rebounds. Sullivan currently leads the Bears in scoring (14.3 ppg.) and rebounding (5.9 rpg). Sullivan opened the season by scoring 17 points in Brown's win over Fordham, and handed out a career high five assists against Rhode Island. He is the fourth player in Brown basketball history to score 1,000 or more points prior to his senior year.  He joins Earl Hunt '03 (2,041), Arnie Berman '72 (1,668) and Jason Forte '05 (1,597) as the only Brown players to have reached the 1,000-point milestone as juniors. He was the only Brown player to start all 31 games last season, setting a new Brown record for games started in a season, while averaging 12.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Sullivan scored 20 or more points six times last season, including a career high 28 points against Holy Cross, connecting on 12 of 12 free throws against the Crusaders.  He also registered double-doubles against Dartmouth (23 points, 11 rebounds) and American (19 points, 11 rebounds).

 

PETER SULLIVAN'S CAREER STATISTICS

               G FG FGA PCT  3FG 3FGA PCT  FT  FTA  PCT   PTS  AVG    REB AVG    A             

2007-08    29  77  147 .524   39     81    .481   61     75    .813    254    8.8       79    2.7    23

2008-09    28 135 335 .404   48    156   .308   82    113   .726    400   14.3     137   4.9    46

2009-10    31 113 263 .430   38    106   .358  116   151   .768    380   12.3     138   4.5    45

2010-11     8  28   64  .438    5      21    .238   53     67    .791    114   14.3      47    5.9    16

Total       96 353 809 .436   130   361   .360  312   406   .768  1,148  11.9     401   4.2    130

 

Consecutive Games Played:  96

Consecutive Games Started: 85

 

Brown's Top 20 All-Time Scorers              Peter Sullivan's 20 Point Games 

1.         2,041    Earl Hunt (1999-03)                                 11/26/08                        26 vs. Army 

2.         1,668    Arnie Berman (1969-72)                           11/29/08                        20 vs. Eastern Michigan

3.         1,597    Jason Forte (2001-05)                               12/29/00                        21 vs. Quinnipiac

4.         1,344    Alai Nuualiitia (1999-03)                          2/7/08               20 vs. Harvard 

5.         1,331    Mike Cingiser (1959-62)                           2/27/09              21 vs. Princeton

6.         1,328    Marcus Thompson (1985-89)                     3/6/09               21 vs. Dartmouth

7.         1,319    Joe Tebo (1955-58)                                  11/22/09                        20 vs. Maine

8.         1,306    Damon Huffman (2004-08)                        12/2/09              28 vs. Holy Cross                      

9.         1,294    Rick Lloyd (1988-92)                               1/11/10              22 vs. Quinnipiac

10.        1,288    Brian Saunders (1974-77)                          2/12/10              23 vs. Dartmouth

11.        1,241    Phil Brown (1972-75)                              2/13/10              21 vs. Harvard

                 1,241    Peter Moss (1977-80)                               3/5/10               23 vs. Cornell

13.        1,190    Chuck Savage (1988-92)                           11/20/10                        26 vs. Sacred Heart

14.        1,165    Mike Waitkus (1982-86)                           11/27/10                        20 vs. New Hampshire

16.        1,148    Peter Sullivan (2007-present)                   12/4//10             21 vs. Maine

15.        1,147    Lou Murgo (1951-55)        

17.        1,134    Matt Mullery (2006-2010) 

18.        1,133    Rusty Tyler (1968-1971)

19.        1,100    Mark McAndrew (2004-08)

20.        1,079    Ira James (1979-1982)

 

 

 

Brown Record Book - Individual 3-Pointers Made
1.     232, Damon Huffman (2004-2008)        

2.     215, Brian Lloyd (1992-1996)   

3.     201, Rick Lloyd (1988-1992)                 
4.     165, Mark McAndrew (2004-2008)                   

5.     158, Earl Hunt (1999-2003)                   
6.     143, Mike Martin (2000-2004)
7.     141, Patrick Powers (2000-2004)
8.     130, Peter Sullivan (2007 – present)

9.     129, Chuck Savage (1988-1992)

10.   128 Adrian Williams (2007-present)

Williams 10th In All-Time Treys: Senior guard Adrian Williams (Atlanta, GA), who earned a starting role against Maine, ranks 10th place in all-time three-point field goals at Brown with 128 career treys.  He came off the bench to provide some much needed offense in Brown's win over Sacred Heart, scoring 12 points on 4 of 7 shooting from behind the three-point arc. His stats line against St. Francis was consistent, with two of two shooting from behind the three-point arc, and two of two shooting from the free throw line, in scoring eight points. He provided the same lift against Fordham, hitting 3-of-4 field goals, including 2 of 3 from behind the three-point arc. WIlliams played in all 31 games a year ago and tossed-in a season high 17 points against Kean, hitting 5 of 7 treys.  He also connected on 5-of-7 treys in scoring 15 points against Dartmouth.  His 42 treys led last year's team after hitting a team high 58 treys two years ago.  

 

Leffelman One Of Ivy League's Top Marksmen: Senior guard Garrett Leffelman (Naperville, IL) scored a career high 22 points against Providence, connecting on 9 of 15 field goals, including 4 of 7 from behind the three point arc. Brown's third leading scorer with 10.3 points per game, he scored 13 points on 6 of 10 shooting in Brown's win over St. Francis, and added 12 points against New Hampshire.  He netted nine points in Brown's victory over Maine. Leffelman tallied eight points and grabbed a team high seven rebounds in Brown's season-opening win over Fordham, and came back with 11 points against Rhode Island.  He came on strong at the end of the 2009-2010 season, starting Brown's last 11 games, and scoring in double figures in seven of those games.  He was the Ivy League's second leading marksman, shooting 55-percent from the field, while averaging 12.0 points per game in league contests.  He registered a career scoring high on four consecutive weekends late in the season, including a career high 20 points in Brown's last game of the year against Columbia. 

 

McGonagill Fifth  In Ivy Assists:  Freshman point guard Sean McGonagill (Brookfield, IL) played all 40 minutes against Providence, scoring 12 points and handing out five assists against the Friars. He ranks fifth in the Ivy League with 4.4 assists per game, including a season high eight assists against Sacred Heart. He played a big role in Brown's win over St. Francis with 11 points, six rebounds and four assists. McGonagill is averaging 8.3 points per game, and is Brown's third leading rebounder with 3.7 per game.  He was named the Ivy Rookie of the Week for his performance against URI and Sacred Heart. He scored a team high 11 points, handed four assists and grabbed five rebounds against URI, and then scored 9 points, handed out a career high eight assists against Sacred Heart. He's shooting 56-percent from the field, including 54-percent from behind three-point range. He was impressive in his collegiate debut against Fordham, scoring nine points, handing out six assists, pulling down five rebounds, with no turnovers in 33 minutes of play in a starting role.  He also connected on 3 of 5 treys against the Rams.

Halpern Helps Brown Offense Run: Sophomore forward Tucker Halpern (Brookline, MA) registered his first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in Brown's win over Maine.

Brown's second leading scorer with 10.9 points per game, he led the Bears with 15 points against St. Francis (NY), and came back with 15 points and five rebounds against UNH. He also ranks second on the Brown squad with 4.4 rebounds per game. He scored 14 points in Brown's win over Sacred Heart, hitting 5 of 10 field goals, and tossed in 10 points, while pulling down four rebounds against URI. Halpern finished the Fordham game with 10 second-half points, while handing out a career best six assists.  Halpern started 10 of 29 games last year, and was Brown's third leading scorer with 8.1 points per game, while pulling down 3.5 rebounds per game.  He scored in double figures nine times, and exploded for a career high 26 points against Quinnipiac where he connected on 6-of-13 treys.  A two-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week, Halpern's 23 steals led the Bears, while he handed out 66 assists, second on the Brown team. His six treys vs. Quinnipiac rank eighth in the Brown record book for a single game.

 

Head Coach Jesse Agel: Bears' head Coach Jesse Agel begins his third season at the helm of the Bears' basketball program with a goal of building the basketball program into an annual contender for the Ivy League Championship. Before taking over the reins of the program, the 48-year-old Agel (pronounced A-gull) was an assistant at Brown for two years, helping the Bears register a school-record 19 victories in 2007-2008, while gaining a berth in the post-season College Basketball Invitational. During his 17-year stint at Vermont, Agel was the architect of the Catamount's recent success on the basketball court. A 1984 graduate of Vermont, Agel was the associate head coach at Vermont for eight years under head coach Tom Brennan.

 

McCarthy Provides Inside Presence: Sophomore forward Andrew McCarthy's (Sudbury, MA), who blocked three shots against Providence, pulled down six rebounds, while scoring four points in Brown's win over Maine.  He has provided an inside presence for the Bears, grabbing a team high seven rebounds, scoring eight points and blocking two shots against St. Francis.   McCarthy was solid against Fordham, scoring 11 points on 5 of 8 shooting from the field, while pulling down four rebounds.  He added eight points against Rhode Island. His 6.7 points per game were fifth on last year's squad, while his 4.7 rebounds a game ranked second.  He blocked 33 shots, seventh best in Brown basketball history and the most ever for a first year player. McCarthy, who started 16 of 31 games, was twice named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.  He scored in double figures eight times, including a career high 18 points against Siena, and grabbed double figure rebounds twice, pulling down a career best 12 rebounds against Army.

 

Matt Sullivan Explodes For A Career High 19 Points: Sophomore guard Matt Sullivan (Wilmette, IL) scored 19 points and hit five treys, both career highs, against Hartford, while connecting on 7 of 8 shots from the field, including 5 of 6 shooting from behind the three-point arc.

He had a major impact as a first-year player last season, starting 29 of 31 games. A natural two-guard for the Bears, he transitioned into Brown's starting point guard a year ago.  He will return to the shooting-guard position this year.  He scored in double figures six times, netting a season high 12 points against Providence and Bryant.  Named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for his play against Siena and Bryant, Sullivan's 65 assists ranked third on the Brown team, handing out a career best seven assists against Philadelphia Sciences. He was also an 80-percent free throw shooter (37 of 46) for the Bears.

 
 

Brothers:  Last year, brothers Peter '11 and Matt '13 Sullivan were the first brother duo to start together at Brown since Don '65 and Dave '66 Tarr lettered together for two years, in 1964 and 1965, respectively.

 

Long Wait Ends For Ponticelli:  When sophomore forward Tyler Ponticelli (Northbrook, IL) arrived at Brown in the fall of 2009, he never imagined that we would be unable to play for the entire season due to injury.  He made the most of his first collegiate opportunity against Fordham by scoring four points, on 2 of 2 shooting from the field, grabbing three offensive rebounds, and blocking a shot in 16 minutes of play.  Ponticelli scored a career-high nine points against Sacred Heart, connecting on 2 of 2 field goals and 5 of 6 free throws. He pulled down four rebounds against Rhode Island, and a career best five rebounds against New Hampshire. He was injured against Hartford and did not dress for Saturday's game against Maine.

 

Brown Basketball Interactive Magazine: Brown Athletics launched a bold initiative to present its athletic teams in a modern, interactive mode with the release of the Men's Basketball Interactive Magazine, which is available for view on Brownbears.com. The Brown basketball interactive magazine can be viewed by going to the men's basketball team page on brownbears.com, and clicking on the Interactive Magazine link under Team Information. Here's link to the basketball magazine: http://www.pursuantmedia.com/brownathletics/basketball/men/1110/default.asp

 

Taylor Sees Playing Time: Senior forward Chris Taylor (Plymouth, MN) scored a career best six points and grabbed four rebounds in Brown's win over Maine. He played in 29 games, a year ago, earning five starts, and brings a wealth of experience to the Bears frontcourt.  He pulled down a career high seven rebounds in last year's game against Providence.

 

Walker Earns Playing Time: Freshman Dockery Walker (Dover, DE) saw some significant playing time against Providence, and responded with eight points and three rebounds against the Friars. He  netted two points and grabbed four rebounds against Rhode Island and saw action against Maine. Walker comes to Brown from Westtown (PA) High School, where he scored 11 points and grabbed 9.0 rebounds as a senior.

 

Bear Facts: Freshman guard/forward Josh Biber (Lorain, OH) saw 16 minutes of action against providence and came through with three points and two rebounds against the Friars. Biber played at IMG Academy last year, and averaged 19.2 points and 10.5 rebounds per game as a senior at Southview High School… Sophomore guard Stephen Albrecht (Crown Point, IN), a transfer from Toledo, averaged 11.2 points per game for the Rockets and scored 20 points vs. Michigan State and Cornell. Albrecht will sit out the 2010-11 season and will be eligible in 2011-2012…Freshman guard Hakeem Harris, who was unavailable to the Bears due to injury, has left the Brown team.

 

Bears On The Air:  Brown's entire schedule is being broadcast on WPRV-AM 790 with Scott Cordischi, the host of the popular Scott Cordischi on Sports, calling all the action. Former Brown basketball star Russ Tyler '71 (1,133 career points) provides the color analysis.

 

Next Game: Brown is back in action again on Wednesday, December 29, traveling to New Britain, Connecticut to face Central Connecticut.  Game time is 7:00 p.m. at Detrick Gymnasium.

 

 

Game #1         Brown at Fordham   November 12, 2010               Bronx, NY

Senior Peter Sullivan scored 17 points, including five of six free throws in the last 25 seconds, to lead Brown to a stunning 69-65 victory over Fordham in the season opener at Fordham's Rose Hill Gymnasium. 

The Bears, who had to hold off a furious second half comeback bid by the Rams, spoiled the head coaching debut of Fordham's first year head coach Tom Pecora.

After Brown had built a nine point second half lead, 58-49, with 7:20 remaining, Fordham paraded to the free throw line over the next three minutes and took its first lead since early in the game, 59-58, on a free throw by Gaston with 4:48 left to play.

Bears' sophomore Tucker Halpern, who was held scoreless in the first half, scored five consecutive points to lift Brown to a 63-59 advantage with 3:03 remaining.  An Andrew McCarthy free throw put the Bears back up by five points, 64-59.

When Fordham cut Brown's lead to 64-62, Sullivan took over with five of six free throw shooting to ice the game down the stretch.

Brown got into an early flow and controlled the tempo of the first half, building a 40-27 lead at intermission.  Sophomore Tyler Ponticelli, who saw his first varsity action after missing all of last year due to injury, gave the Bears their biggest lead of the first half, 40-25, with 1:35 remaining. 

Bears missed their first eight three-point attempts of the second half, and the Rams cut the Brown lead to one point, 49-48, on a trey by Brandon Frazier, outscoring the Bears by a 22-8 margin to open the half.

Following a Brown timeout, senior Adrian Williams hit back-to-back treys, and freshman Sean McGonagill added another for the Bears to go back up by nine points, 58-49, at the 7:20 mark.

McCarthy finished the game with 11 points on 5 of 8 shooting from the field.  Halpern scored all of his 10 points in the second half, while dishing out six assists.  McGonagill made his collegiate debut by scoring nine points, handing out six assists and grabbing five rebounds. Gaston led all scorers with 21 points for the Rams, while Brenton Butler added 17 points.

 

Game #2         Brown at Rhode Island        November 16, 2010               Kingston, RI

Rhode Island took control early with a fast-paced tempo and swarming defense to send Brown to its first loss of the year, defeating the Bears by a 92-67 margin at the Ryan Center. 

The Bears were led by a trio of player, who scored in double figures.  Freshman Sean McGonagill tossed in 11 points, handed out five assists, and grabbed a team high five rebounds.  Senior Garrett Leffelman scored 11 points for the Bears, while sophomore Tucker Halpern chipped in with 10 points. Sullivan also turned in a solid performance for the Bears with nine points, five assists and four rebounds.  Sophomore Andrew McCarthy added eight points on 4 of 7 shooting from the field. Delroy James was the top scorer for the Rams, slashing for a game high 23 points.

Rhode Island broke the game open early in the first half with a 15-1 run, turning a 14-12 advantage into a 29-13 lead with 11:30 left. The Rams led by as many as 18 points in the first half before settling on a 49-36 advantage at intermission.

Brown struggled from the field, shooting just 33 percent, connecting on 9 of 27 field goals in the first half.  Rhode Island shot a torrid 63 percent (20 of 32) from the field at the half.

The Bears tried to claw their way back into the game and pulled to within nine points of the Rams, 57-48, with 13:09 left in the second game following a basket by senior Peter Sullivan.  A 16-0 run by the Rams put the game away as Rhode Island grabbed its biggest lead, 73-48, with 8:21 left in the game.

Game #3         Brown vs. Sacred Heart       November 20, 2010               Providence, RI

Senior forward Peter Sullivan exploded for 26 points to lead Brown to an 81-67 non-league victory over Sacred Heart in the Bears' home opener at the Pizzitola Sports Center.  The win lifts the Bears to 2-1 overall, while the Pioneers drop to 0-4 for the early season.

Sullivan's 26 points came on a torrid 6 of 8 shooting from the field and perfect shooting from the free throw line, converting 12 of 12 shots from the charity stripe.  He also pulled down a game high eight rebounds and handed out five assists in a complete performance.

With 26 points tonight, Sullivan moved into 19th place on Brown's all-time scoring list with 1,088 career points, passing Ira James, who scored 1,079 points for the Bears from 1979-1982.

Sophomore Tucker Halpern (14 points) and senior Adrian Williams (12 points) also scored in double figures for the Bears. Freshman point guard Sean McGonagill was solid under pressure, scoring nine points and handing out eight assists for the Bears.

Shane Gibson led the Pioneers with 17 points, while Femi Akinpetide chipped in with 14 points.

Brown opened the game by taking an early 21-12 lead on a three-point basket by Sullivan with 11:39, his 11th point of the game.  The Bears led by as many as 12 points in the first half, 26-14, on a trey by Williams with 9:42 left in the half.

The Pioneers rallied to pull to within one point of the Bears, 32-31, with 1:43 left in the half on a dunk by Akinpetide.  Brown built its lead back up to nine points, 40-31, on a three-point play by sophomore Tyler Ponticelli with 1.1 seconds left.  But an 75-foot  buzzer-beater by Sacred Heart's Evan Kelly cut Brown's halftime lead to 40-34.

Brown turned up the defensive heat in the second half and took control of the game.  Sophomore Matt Sullivan's lay-up with 8:11 left in the game gave Brown a 17-point lead, 65-48. The Bears' biggest lead of the game was 18 points, 75-57, on a back-door lay-up by Halpern.

 

Game #4         Brown vs. St. Francis (NY)  November 24, 2010               Providence, RI

Brown built a 15-point halftime lead and withstood a strong second half rally by St. Francis to earn a 67-63 win over the Terriers at the Pizzitola Sports Center.  Bears' sophomore Tucker Halpern scored a team high 15 points, including two free throws with five seconds remaining to put the game away.

St. Francis chopped away at Brown's 15-point halftime advantage and pulled to within one point, 59-58, with 1:16 left in the game following a long trey by Justin Newton. 

Brown freshman Sean McGonagill connected on three of four free throws over the next 21 seconds to give the Bears a 62-58 advantage.   

After a lay-up by the Terriers' Stefan Perunicic with 33 seconds left cut the Brown lead to two points, McGonagill grabbed a rebound, was fouled, and connected on two more free throws to extend the Bears lead to 65-60 with 17 seconds left on the clock.

Ricky Cadell hit a trey for the Terriers with six seconds left to pull to within 66-63, but Halpern's two free throws with five seconds left put the game out of reach.

Halpern had three rebounds and two assists to go with his 15 points for Brown.  McGonagill finished with 11 points, four assists and six rebounds, while senior Garrett Leffelman also scored in double figures with 13 points on 6 of 10 shooting from the field.  Sophomore Andrew McCarthy netted eight points and grabbed a game high 8 rebounds for the Bears.

Cadell's 19 points for St. Francis led all scorers.  Akeem Bennett (15 points) and Dre Calloway (10 points) also scored in double figures for the Terriers.

 

Game #5         Brown at New Hampshire               November 27, 2010               Durham, NH

Senior Dane DiLiegro scored a game high 23 points, including a game-winning lay-up with 2.8 seconds remaining to break a 66-66 tie and give New Hampshire a 70-66 win over Brown in a non-league game at Lundholm Gymnasium. Bears' senior Peter Sullivan scored 20 points as Brown dropped to 3-2 on the season. Sullivan also had a career high four steals, and a team high eight rebounds.

Brown sophomore Tucker Halpern tied the game for the Bears, 66-66, by connecting on two free throws with 8.1 seconds left on the clock.  New Hampshire guard Chandler Rhodes drove the length of the court and dished to DiLiegro under the basket for the game-winning shot with just 2.8 left on the clock.

Brown rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit, and tied the game, 60-60, with 2:13 remaining on Sullivan's two free throws.  The Bears grabbed their first lead since 2-0, when freshman Sean McGonagill connected on two free throws to grab a 61-60 advantage with 1:40 left on the clock.

The Wildcats (4-1 overall) jumped back to a three lead, 65-62, but a lay-up by McGonagill, and two free throws by Halpern tied the game once again for the Bears, 66-66.

Halpern also scored in double figures for Brown with 15 points, while adding five rebounds. Senior Garret Leffelman chipped in with 12 points for Brown.

DiLiegro also grabbed 12 rebounds to go with his 23 points, connecting on 8 of 10 field goals. Tyrone Conley (19 points) and Ferg Myrick (12 points also scored in double figures for the Wildcats.

New Hampshire opened the game by building an early 13-point lead, 21-8, following two free throws by DiLiegro with 11:30 left in the half.  The Wildcats hit 8 of 12 shots to open the game, while the Bears converted just 2 of their first 12 shots.

The Bears clawed back into the game and pulled to within six points, 29-23, on a trey by McGonagill with 3:11 remaining.  Jordan Bonner's three-point basket at the first half buzzer sent the New Hampshire into the locker room with a 36-26 advantage.

Brown out-scored the Wildcats 16-4 to open the second half, and pulled to within two points of the Wildcats, 42-40, following a Sullivan free throw with 13:03 left to play.

 

Game #6         Brown at Hartford                December 2, 2010                              Hartford, CT

Senior Anthony Minor scored 15 points and pulled down a game high nine rebounds as Hartford led from start to finish in a 58-46 win over Brown at the Chase Arena.

Brown sophomore guard Matt Sullivan scored a career high 19 points to lead all scorers, including a career high five treys, on incredible 5 of 6 shooting from behind the three-point arc. Sullivan connected on his first seven shots from the field, finishing the game with 7 of 8 shooting

While Sullivan was on fire from the three-point arc, the rest of his teammates connected on just one additional trey for the entire game, shooting a combined 1 of 17 from three-point range. Senior Peter Sullivan, Matt's brother, also scored in double figures for Brown, adding 11 points, while pulling down five rebounds.  Sophomore Andrew McCarthy's six rebounds led the Bears.

Trailing 31-22 at the half, Brown got back in the game with a 12-5 spurt to pull to within two points of the Hawks, 36-34, on a lay-up by Peter Sullivan with 15:16 remaining.  Hartford took control of the game by out-scoring the Bears 18-9 over the next 10 minutes to grab a 54-43 advantage on a lay-up by Minor with just 5:38 left on the clock.

Brown got off to a sluggish start, falling behind 11-0 in the first four minutes of the game.  A trey by Bears' senior Adrian Williams, and two treys by Matt Sullivan got Brown back on track with a 9-0 run, trailing 12-9, with 14:19 left in the half.

 

Game #7         Brown at Maine                    December 4, 2010                              Orono, ME

Brown scored the last eight points of the game, and senior Peter Sullivan scored a game high 21 points with perfect 13 of 13 shooting from the free throw line, to lift the Bears to a 62-54 come-from behind victory over Maine at the Alfond Arena.

With the score tied, 54-54, Sullivan's lay-up with 59 seconds remaining game the Bears the lead for good, 56-54. After a defensive stop, Bears' sophomore Tucker Halpern hit two free throws with 24 seconds left to put Brown up by four points, 58-54.  Four straight free throws by Sullivan in the last 17 seconds put the game away.

With 21 points against the Black Bears, Sullivan jumped two spots into 16th place on Brown's all-time scoring list with 1,144 career points. 

Halpern registered his first career double-double for the Bears with 12 points and 10 rebounds.  Senior Garrett Leffelman scored nine points and freshman Sean McGonagill added seven points. Senior forward Chris Taylor equaled his career scoring high with six points, while also grabbing four rebounds for the Bears.

Murphy Burnatowski led the Black Bears with 15 points, connecting on 6 of 12 field goals. Raheem Silgleton also scored in double figures for Maine with 11 points.

Maine held a 28-27 lead at the half and scored the first six points of the second half to grab a 34-27 lead to open the half.  Brown clawed back to grab a one point second half lead, 41-40, with 12:10 remaining on a trey by senior Adrian Williams.

The game continued back-and-forth with several lead changes, before Maine knotted the score at 54-54 on two free throws by Troy Barnies with 1:18 left in the game.

Brown had the better of play in the first half, leading by as many as six points, 25-19, following six straight free throws by Sullivan with 3:35 left in the half.  The Bears would score just one more basket for the remainder of the half, as Maine took a 28-27 advantage into the locker room following a 10-foot jump shot by Jon Allison at the buzzer.

 

Game #8         Brown at Providence                        December 6, 2010      Providence, RI

Marshon Brooks scored 33 points to lead a second half Providence surge, as the Friars came away with a 91-64 win over Brown at the Dunkin Donuts Center in the 117th meeting between the two Providence schools. 

An evenly played first half had eight lead changes and finished with the Friars holding a 39-34 advantage. A barrage of treys at the beginning of the second half gave Providence control of the game, pulling out to a 62-39 lead to open the second following a long trey by Duke Mondy with 15 minutes remaining.

Bears senior Garrett Leffelman was the offensive star for the Bears, scoring 17 first half points on his way to a career high 22 points.  Leffelman connected on 9 of 14 field goals, including 4 of 6 from behind the three-point arc.

Freshman Sean McGonagill also scored in double figures for the Bears, netting 12 points and handing out five assists in 40 minutes of play.

The Bears built an early 16-12 lead over the Friars following a three-point basket by Halpern with 13:31 left in the first half. Providence held the Bears scoreless for the next six minutes, outscoring Brown, 11-0, to pull ahead, 23-16.

Brown answered with its own spurt, outscoring the Friars 15-0 to grab a 31-23 advantage with 4:05 remaining in the half.  Leffelman had eight of the 13 points to put the Bears in the lead. The Friars came back to end the half with a 16-3 run to pull ahead, 39-34, at intermission.

 

Brown Career Highs

 

Josh Biber '14                       Points: 3 vs. Providence (12/6/10)                                        

Rebounds:  2 vs. Providence (12/6/10)

                                                Assists: 1 vs. Providence (12/6/10)               

Steals:

Blocks: 

 

Tucker Halpern '13              Points: 26 vs. Quinnipiac (1/11/10)                          

Rebounds:  10 vs. Yale (1/22/10); vs. Maine (12/4/10)

                                                Assists: 6 vs. Maine (11/22/09); vs. Wagner (1/4/10)                       

Steals: 3 vs. Wagner (1/4/10); vs. Cornell (2/6/10)

Blocks:   2 vs. Maine (11/22/09); vs. Princeton (1/29/10);

vs. Fordham (11/12/10)

                                                             

Garrett Leffelman '11           Points: 22 vs. Providence (12/6/10)  

Rebounds: 7 vs. Army (1/6/10); vs. Fordham (11/12/10)

Assists: 5 vs. Penn (2/19/10)

Steals:   3 vs. Princeton (1/29/10)

Treys:  4 vs. Dartmouth (2/12/10); vs. Columbia (3/6/10);

vs. Providence (12/6/10)

 

Andrew McCarthy '13         Points: 18 vs. Siena (11/28/09)

Rebounds:  12 vs. Army (1/6/10)

Assists: 4 vs. Siena (11/28/09)

Steals: 1 vs. several teams

Blocks:  4 vs. Holy Cross (12/2/09); vs. Army (1/6/10)

 

Sean McGonagill '14             Points: 12 vs. Providence (12/6/10)

Rebounds: 6 vs. St. Francis (NY) (11/24/10)

Assists: 8 vs. Sacred Heart (11-20-10)         

                                                Steals: 2 vs. Fordham (11/12/10); vs. Providence (12/6/10)

 

Tyler Ponticelli '13                Points: 9 vs. Sacred Heart (11-20-10)

Rebounds: 5 vs. New Hampshire (11/27/10)

Assists: 1 vs. several teams   

                                                Steals: 1 vs. Sacred Heart (11-20-10); vs. Sacred Heart (11-20-10)

                                                Blocks: 1 vs. Fordham (11/12/10); vs. New Hampshire (11/27/10)

 

Matt Sullivan '13                   Points: 19 vs. Hartford (12/2/10)

Rebounds:  8 vs. URI (11/18/09)

Assists: 7 vs. USP (11/27/09)

Steals: 3 vs. USP (11/27/09)

Treys: 5 vs. Hartford (12/2/10)

 

Peter Sullivan '11                  Points: 28 vs. Holy Cross (12/2/09)

Rebounds: 11 vs. American (1/2/10); vs. Dartmouth (2/13/10)

Assists: 5 vs. Rhode Island (11/16/10)

Steals: 4 vs. New Hampshire (11/27/10)

Treys:  5 vs. Quinnipiac (12/29/08)

 

Chris Taylor '11                    Points: 6 vs. Penn (3/1/08); vs. Holy Cross (11/19/08);

vs. Wagner (12/21/08); vs. Cornell (2/21/09); vs. Maine (12/4/10)

Rebounds: 7 vs. Providence (12/7/09)

Assists: 4 vs. Columbia (2/20/09); vs. Penn (2/28/09)

Steals: 1 vs. several teams

 

Dockery Walker '14              Points: 8 vs. Providence (12/6/10)

Rebounds: 4 vs. Rhode Island (11/16/10)

Assists:          

                                                Steals: 1 vs. Rhode Island (11/16/10); vs. Sacred Heart (11-20-10)

                                                Blocks: 1 vs. Maine (12/4/10); vs. Providence (12/6/10)

 
 

Adrian Williams '11             Points: 29 vs. Quinnipiac (12/29/08)

Rebounds: 7 vs. New Hampshire (12/6/08); vs. Bryant (11/25/09);

vs. Holy Cross (12/2/09)

                                                Assists: 6 vs. St. Francis-NY (11/13/09)

Steals: 7 vs. Holy Cross (11/19/08)

Treys:  7 vs. Quinnipiac (12/29/08)

 

2010-2011 Brown University Men's Basketball Roster

No.      Name                              Pos.  Cl.   Hgt. Wgt.   School/Hometown

  1     Taylor, Chris                     F    Sr.    6-8   225     Wayzata/Plymouth, MN

  2     Biber, Josh                      G/F  Fr.    6-5   215     IMG Academy/Lorain, OH

  3     Walker, Dockery               F    Fr.    6-7   215     Westtown (PA)/Dover, DE

  5     Ponticelli, Tyler                 F    So.    6-7   220     Glenbrook North/Northbrook, IL

11     Williams, Adrian               G    Sr.    6-1   185     Wheeler/Atlanta, GA

14     Sullivan, Matt                   G    So.    6-6   205     Loyola Academy/Wilmette, IL

15     Albrecht, Stephen**         G    So.    6-3   175     Crown Point/Crown Point, IN

22     McGonagill, Sean             G    Fr.    6-1   180     Riverside-Brookfield/Brookfield, IL

23     McCarthy, Andrew           F    So.    6-8   210     Northfield Mt. Hermon/Sudbury, MA

25     Sullivan, Peter                   F    Sr.    6-5   215     Loyola Academy/Wilmette, IL

31     Leffelman, Garrett             G    Sr.    6-5   215     St. Joseph's/Naperville, IL

33     Halpern, Tucker                F    So.    6-8   220     Noble & Greenough/Brookline, MA

**transfer, eligible in 2011-2012

 

Head Coach: Jesse Agel (Vermont '84)      

Assistant Coaches: TJ Sorrentine (Vermont '04), Sean Tabb (Hartford '99), Abdul Abdullah (Providence '94)

Captains: Peter Sullivan '11 and Adrian Williams '11

Manager:  Andrew Varone '12

   Athletic Trainer: Matt Culp

 

 

2010-2011 Brown University Men's Basketball Schedule

 

Nov. 12           Fri.      at Fordham                              W, 69-65

Nov. 16           Tue.     at URI                                     L,  67-92

Nov. 20           Sat.      SACRED HEART                W, 81-67

Nov. 24           Wed.    ST. FRANCIS (NY)             W, 67-63

Nov. 27           Sat.      at New Hampshire                  L, 66-70

Dec. 2              Thu.     at Hartford                               L, 58-46
Dec.  4             Sat.      at Maine                                  W, 62-54

Dec. 6              Mon.   at Providence                           L, 64-91

Dec. 21            Tue.     ARMY                                   7:00 p.m.

Dec. 29            Wed.    at Central Connecticut             7:00 p.m.

Dec. 31            Fri.      BRYANT                               12:00 noon

Jan. 3               Mon.   at American                             7:30 p.m.

Jan. 8               Sat.      LYNDON ST.                       5:00 p.m.

Jan. 15             Sat.      YALE                                     2:00 p.m.

Jan. 17             Mon.   QUINNIPIAC                       1:00 p.m.

Jan. 22             Sat.      at Yale                                     2:00 p.m.

Jan. 28             Fri.      at Princeton                             7:00 p.m.

Jan. 29             Sat.      at Penn                                                7:00 p.m.

Feb. 4              Fri.      COLUMBIA                         7:00 p.m.

Feb. 5              Sat.      CORNELL                            6:00 p.m.

Feb. 11            Fri.      at Dartmouth                           7:00 p.m.

Feb. 12            Sat.      at Harvard                               7:00 p.m.

Feb. 18            Fri.      PENN                                     7:00 p.m.

Feb. 19            Sat.      PRINCETON                        6:00 p.m.

Feb. 25            Fri.      HARVARD                           7:00 p.m.

Feb. 26            Sat.      DARTMOUTH                     6:00 p.m.

Mar. 4             Fri.      at Cornell                                 7:00 p.m.

Mar. 5             Sat.      at Columbia                             7:00 p.m.

 

Head Coach:  Jesse Agel

Assistant Coaches:  TJ Sorrentine, Sean Tabb, Abdul Abdullah

 
 
 
 
Pictured:  Senior Adrian Williams' 128 treys rank 10th in Brown basketball history.  photo by dspics.com