McAndrew's 19 Points Leads Bears Over Princeton, 63-48

McAndrew's 19 Points Leads Bears Over Princeton, 63-48

Feb. 3, 2007

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Providence, RI - Junior Mark McAndrew scored 13 of his game high 19 points in the second half, and junior Damon Huffman added 17 points, to rally Brown (7-14, 2-4 Ivy) to a 63-48 Ivy League win over Princeton Saturday night at the Pizzitola Sports Center, sending the Tigers to their fifth straight loss.

Trailing 23-18, Brown scored the last four points of the first half and the first eight points of the second half to grab a 30-23 lead with 14:32 left in the game on a lay-up by junior Mark MacDonald. Huffman and MacDonald scored four points each in the 12-0 spurt.

After Princeton (9-9, 0-4 Ivy) pulled to within two points of the Bears, 34-32, McAndrew took over the game, nailing three consecutive three-point baskets in the span of 2:05 to put the contest out of reach, 43-32 with 7:26 left in the game.

McAndrew, who scored in double figures for the 15th straight game, scored his 19 points on 5 of 8 shooting from the field, including 3 of 5 treys, and 6 of 6 shooting from the free throw line. McAndrew, who has converted 29 consecutive free throws over the Bears' last four games, also pulled down 6 rebounds and handed out five assists.

Huffman netted 10 of his 17 points in the decisive second half, hitting 6 of 12 field goals. Bears' junior center Mark MacDonald came off the bench to score 10 points for the second straight game, while sophomore Chris Skrelja scored seven points and pulled down a game high seven rebounds. Senior guard Marcus Becker added eight points, five rebounds and three steals.

Brown also had the better of play on the glass, out-rebounding the Tigers by a 33-15 margin.

The Tigers were led by Luke Owings who scored 12 points, and Marcus Schroeder who added 10 points.

Next up for the Bears is a road trip to Cornell and Columbia next weekend, February 9-10.