January 31, 2004

Men's Basketball Beats Penn, 92-88 in overtime

Jan. 31, 2004

Final Stats

Providence, RI - Jaime Kilburn scored a career-high 26 points, and Jason Forte added 23 points as Brown came from behind to beat the University of Pennsylvania in overtime by a 92-88 score on Saturday evening. The Bears are now in second place in the Ivy standings with a 3-1 league mark, 7-10 overall.

With 0:15 remaining in regulation, Jeff Schniffer converted two free throws, putting his Quakers ahead by a 75-71 score. Unable to crack Penn's defense, Patrick Powers ended up firing a long 3-point attempt that fell short of the hoop. Kilburn grabbed the ball and scored on a quick lay-up with :03 to play, despite being fouled by Mark Zoller. Kilburn intentionally missed his free throw attempt, bouncing the ball off the back of the rim and into a crowd under the basket.

Mike Martin came up with the offensive rebound and heaved a desperation 13-foot fade-away as time expired, finding the net and sending the game into overtime, with the score tied 75-75.

After the teams traded 3-pointers to start the overtime period, Brown took advantage of two missed free throws by the Quakers and jumped out to an 86-83 lead with 1:41 remaining on a Kilburn layup. Zoller pulled Penn within one point, tipping in Tim Begley's missed 3-pointer with 1:13 to play. Kilburn scored on a give-and-go layup with 0:53 left, putting Brown up 88-85. Jeff Schiffner missed on a pair of free throw attempts with 0:34 left, effectively sealing the win for the Bears.

Penn started the game by taking a 24-15 lead with 11:35 left in the half. The Bears pulled even at 28-28 with a Martin 3-pointer at the 6:33 mark. Penn led 38-36 entering the final minute of the half, but five Brown points in the last 0:15 sent the Bears into halftime with a 41-38 lead.

Kilburn scored 14 points during the last 4:44 of regulation and overtime. Jason Forte added 23 points for the Bears, all but four of which came in the second half and overtime. Martin finished with 11 points and nine assists, while sophomore Luke Ruscoe netted 17 points, knocking down 4 of 5 treys.

Begley led the Quakers (7-8, 0-2) with 25 points, as all five Penn starters reached double-figures.