Jan 12, 2002
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Brown went on a 14-0 run midway through the second half Saturday night to erase a four-point deficit and pull away for a 63-50 victory over Columbia.
Columbia (7-8, 0-2 Ivy League) led 43-39 with 11:35 to play, but Brown scored 14 points in the next 4:12 to take command. Jaime Kilburn had six points in the run and finished with 11.
Earl Hunt and Jason Forte led Brown (11-4, 2-0) with 14 points each.
Brown led 29-27 at halftime, but the Lions opened the second half with 14-7 run in the first 7:44 for a 41-36 lead.
Brown's defense clamped down once Chris Wiedemann, Columbia's starting center, went to the bench with his fourth foul with 11:17 to play. Brown outscored the Lions 24-7 the rest of the way.
The game shifted back and forth during the first half. The Bears jumped to an early 7-2 lead, but Columbia responded with an 8-0 run. Brown built a seven-point lead with 8:16 to go, but Columbia countered again to take a 27-24 lead with less than two minutes in the half. But the Bears scored five straight points to end the half.
Hunt, the Ivy League's top scorer, scored nine of his 14 points in the second half.
The Lions held Brown to 35 percent shooting from the field, but the Bears made the most of second chances by pulling down 13 offensive rebounds and earning 27 free throws to 13 for Columbia.
Craig Austin led Columbia with 19 points and Wiedemann had 11.