Bears Toppled By Quakers, 77-61
Feb. 2, 2007
Providence, Rhode Island - Senior Mark Zoller scored 16 of his game high 18 points in the first half to lead first place Penn to a 77-61 Ivy League win over Brown Friday night. The win lifts the Quakers to 12-7 overall, 3-0 in the Ivy League, while Brown drops to 6-14, 1-4 in Ivy play.
The game marked the return of former Brown coach Glen Miller, who became the head coach at Penn last summer after coaching the Bears for the previous seven years.
Brown held a 10-8 lead early in the game when junior Mark McAndrew scored on a lay-up with 14:03 left in the half. The Quakers took the lead for good on their next possession on a three-point basket by Zoller.
Leading 24-20 with 7:01 remaining in the half, Penn outscored the Bears 16-2 over the next 4:30 to take control of the game, 40-24, with 2:37 left to play on a lay-up by Brian Grandieri.
The Bears trailed 41-26 at the half, but could get no closer than 11 points, trailing 63-52 on a McAndrew jump shot with 7:58 left in the game.
McAndrew led the Bears with 15 points, while grabbing a team high five rebounds. Junior Mark MacDonald and freshman Matt Mullery added 10 points each for the Bears. Junior Damon Huffman added eight points and made four steals.
Zoller's 18 points came on 7 of 13 shooting from the field. Grandieri added 17 points while Ibrahim Jaaber tossed in 12 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out seven assists. Tommy McMahon added 15 points for the Quakers.
Brown will be back in action tomorrow night at home against Princeton. Game time is 7:00 p.m. at the Pizzitola Sports Center.