Men's Basketball Wins 93-76 Shootout Over New Hampshire

Men's Basketball Wins 93-76 Shootout Over New Hampshire

Jan. 14, 2003

Durham, New Hampshire - Senior Earl Hunt scored 26 points and junior Mike Martin added 21 points to lead Brown to a 93-76 victory over New Hampshire.The Bears are now 5-9 overall and winners of four of their last six games. New Hampshire dropped to 2-12 overall.

Brown built a 47-33 lead at the half behind the hot shooting of Earl Hunt, Brown's all-time leading scorer, and Mike Martin. Trailing 11-9, the Bears broke the game open early with a 12-0 spurt to take control of the game, grabbing a 21-11 lead on a three point basket by Martin.

Hunt finished the first half with 16 points on 4 of 6 shooting from the field, while Martin added 11 points, converting 4 of 5 field goals.

The Wildcats battled back in the second half and pulled to within five points of the Bears, 52-47, on a jump shot by freshman Ronnie Dennis with 15:55 left in the game. But that was a close as New Hampshire would get as junior Patrick Powers connected on a three point basket to put the Bears back in control, 55-47.

Hunt, Brown's all-time leading scorer, connected on 8 of 11 shots from the field, including 4 of 5 treys, in scoring his game-high 26 points. Martin's 21 points equaled his career high, hitting 8 of 9 shots from the field, also connecting on 4 of 5 three-point attempts. Sophomore point guard Jason Forte registered a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Powers also scored in double figures with 11 points.

The long-range shootout had the Bears connecting on 12 of 18 three-point attempts (67 percent), while the Wildcats hit 13 of 28 treys for the game.

Dennis led the Wildcats with a career high 21 points, including 17 points in the second half to keep New Hampshire in the game.

Senior center Alai Nuualiitia scored six points for the Bears and moved into 13th place on Brown's all-time scoring list, passing Rusty Tyler, who scored 1,133 points from 1968-1971. Nuualiitia now has 1,135 career points.

The Bears will move into Ivy League play on Friday against the Yale Bulldogs in New Haven.