January 27, 2006

Bears Earn 73-70 Double Overtime Victory Over Dartmouth

Jan. 27, 2006

Box Score

Providence, Rhode Island - Sophomore Keenan Jeppesen scored a career high 25 points and sophomore Damon Huffman connected on two three-point baskets in the second overtime period to lead Brown to a 73-70 double overtime victory over Dartmouth in an Ivy League game at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

The win gives the Bears a 6-10 overall record, 2-1 in the Ivy League, good for second place in the Ivy standings. Dartmouth dropped to 2-14 overall and 0-3 in Ivy play.

Brown trailed for most of the second half, but tied the game, 55-55, with 10 seconds remaining in regulation on a jump shot by senior Luke Ruscoe, sending the game into overtime.

The Bears jumped out to a six-point lead in the first overtime, 61-55, on two free throws by Marcus Becker, a lay-up by Jeppesen, and a lay-up by freshman Scott Friske. The Big Green battled back and tied the game, 64-64, on a jump shot by Calvin Arnold with 16 seconds left in the first overtime period.

The two teams exchanged three-point baskets at the beginning of the second overtime period, Huffman connecting on a trey for the Bears and Mike Lang answering for the Big Green.

Friske connected on one of two free throws with 3:11 remaining to give Brown the lead for good, 68-67. Huffman connected on a long three with 2:07 left to give the Bears their biggest lead in double overtime, 71-67.

The Big Green drew to within a point of the Bears, 71-70, on a trey by Leon Pattman, but free throws by Becker and Ruscoe iced the game for the Bears.

Jeppesen's career high 25 points came on 9 of 12 shooting from the field. He also handed out three assists and made a career high six steals. Friske had a solid night for the Bears with 12 points and a game high five rebounds. Huffman also scored in double figures with 10 points.

Lang came off the bench to score 21 points for the Big Green, connecting on 7 of 12 shots from the field, including 5 of 10 treys. Pattman scored 12 points and Jon Ball added 11 points.

The Bears are back in action tomorrow night against Harvard. Game time is 7:00 p.m. at the Pizzitola Sports center.