Bears' Second Half Rally Falls Short vs. Cornell, 63-59

Bears' Second Half Rally Falls Short vs. Cornell, 63-59

Feb. 10, 2006

Box Score

Providence, Rhode Island - Brown's furious second half rally came up short as the Bears dropped a 63-59 Ivy League decision to Cornell at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The loss drops Brown to 6-14 overall and 2-5 in the Ivy League, while Cornell extended its record to 10-11 overall and 5-2 in Ivy play.

After falling behind by 18 points, 59-41, with 8:23 left in the game, Brown held Cornell scoreless for nearly eight minutes, pulling to within three points of the Big Red, 59-56, with 1:00 remaining on two free throws by freshman Chris Skrelja.

Cornell freshman Adam Gore connected on a lay-up with 26 seconds remaining to give the Big Red a 61-56 lead. Brown sophomore Keenan Jeppesen connected on a three-point basket with 19 seconds to play, pulling the Bears to within two points, 61-59. Gore iced the game for the Big Red by connecting on two free throws with 19 seconds left on the clock.

Jeppesen and sophomore Mark MacDonald kept the Bears in the game, each registering a double-double for the first time in their careers. Jeppesen scored a game high 21 points on 8 of 16 shooting from the field, and grabbed 10 rebounds. MacDonald tossed in 18 points, connecting on 8 of 14 field goals and 2 of 3 treys, while pulling down 10 rebounds. He also blocked three shots. Sophomore Damon Huffman also scored in double figures for the Bears with 10 points.

Graham Dow led the Big Red in scoring with 16 points on 8 of 11 shooting from the field. Ryan Rourke netted 11 points and Gore added 10 points.