Brown Overpowers Harvard, 71-51
Feb. 9, 2008
Providence, Rhode Island - Senior Mark McAndrew scored 14 points and freshman Adrian Williams added a career high 13 points to lead Brown to its third straight victory, a 71-51 Ivy League win over Harvard at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The win lifts the Bears to 12-8 overall, 4-2 in the Ivy League, while Harvard drops to 6-16, 1-5 in Ivy play.
McAndrew and Williams shot a combined 9 of 11 from the field as the Bears shot 55 percent for the game, connecting on 24 of 44 field goals. McAndrew converted 5 of 7 field goals and 3 of 3 free throws, while pulling down four rebounds. Williams hit on 4 of 4 field goals, including 2 of 2 from behind the three-point arc.
For the second straight game, Brown led from start to finish, jumping out to a 16-point lead, 24-8, on two free throws by freshman Adrian Williams. The Bears continued their first half assault, and held the biggest lead at the half, 37-16, on a long three-point basket by Williams with five seconds left in the half.
The second half was much of the same as the Bears led by as many as 26 points, 61-35, on another Williams trey with 9:39 left on the clock.
Sophomore Matt Mullery also had a big night for the Bears with nine points on 4 of 5 shooting from the field, while blocking three shots. Junior Chris Skrelja hit the trifecta with 7 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, while freshman Peter Sullivan added seven points.
Bears' senior Damon Huffman reached two milestones after scoring eight points against the Crimson. Huffman moved into 15th place on Brown's all-time scoring, now with 1,134 points, moving past Russ Tyler, who scored 1,133 points for the Bears from 1968 to 1971. Ironically, Tyler was broadcasting the game with the YES Network, providing color commentary.
Huffman connected on two treys for the game and moved into second place in all-time Brown career three-point baskets with 202, moving past Rick Lloyd, who had 201 treys from 1988-1992. Next in Huffman's sights is Brian Lloyd's Brown-record 215 treys, which has stood since 1996.
The Crimson were led by Alex Blankenau, who came off the bench to score 14 points, while Kyle Fitzgerald added 10 points.
Brown will be on the road next Friday and Saturday, playing Penn in Philadelphia on Friday, 2/15 at 7:00 p.m., and at Princeton on 2/16 at 7:30 p.m.