Feb. 2, 2008
Providence, Rhode Island - Senior Mark McAndrew scored 21 points and freshman Peter Sullivan added 19 points to lead Brown to a 68-63 Ivy League win over Columbia at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The victory lifts the Bears to 10-8 overall, 2-2 in the Ivy League, while Columbia drops to 8-11, 1-3 in Ivy play.
Trailing 35-34 at the half, Brown took the lead for good, 36-35, early in the second half on a lay-up by junior Chris Skrelja with 19:06 remaining. Brown's biggest lead of the second half came with 6:54 remaining when McAndrew completed a three-point play to give the Bears a 61-49 advantage.
Columbia battled back and pulled to within three points of the Bears, 66-63, with 21 seconds left in the game on a three-point play by senior John Baumann. But Sullivan iced the game for the Bears by connecting on two free throws with 13 seconds remaining to account for the final score, 68-63.
McAndrew's 21 points came on a wide array of long-range shots and slashing moves to the basket. He connected on 7 of 11 field goals, including 3 of 6 from behind the three-point arc, while converting 4 of 5 free throws. McAndrew also reached two milestones. He now has 914 career points, vaulting past Vaughan Clark '75 (895 points), Jim Turner '86 (909 points), Bill Reynolds `68 (909 points) and Kamal Rountree `99 (910 points) from 26th place to 22nd place on Brown's all -time career scoring list.
Sullivan's 19 points equaled his career high, scoring 11 of his points in the second half. He hit 6 of 11 field goals, 3 of 6 from behind the three-point arc, and 4 of 6 free throws, while pulling down five rebounds. Also providing an offensive spark for Brown was freshman Adrian Williams, who netted a career high 12 points. Senior Damon Huffman chipped in with seven points and six rebounds, as did Skrelja, who had seven points, six rebounds and six assists.
Baumann led the Lions attack with a game high 23 points, tossing in 8 of 12 field goal attempts and 7 of 8 free throws. He completed the double-double with 13 rebounds.
Brown will be home again next Friday and Saturday, February 8th and 9th, against Dartmouth and Harvard at the Pizzitola Sports Center. As a part of Brown's Breast Cancer Awareness Week and the NABC's "Suits & Sneakers" campaign, the Brown coaching staff will wear sneakers with their sideline attire on Saturday against Harvard. In a game presented by Dunkin' Donuts, fans will receive limited-edition rally towels on Saturday night. Tickets are available by calling (401) 863-2773.