Jeppesen, Huffman Lead Bears Over Columbia, 86-75

Feb. 11, 2006

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Providence, Rhode Island - Sophomore Keenan Jeppesen scored 25 points and sophomore Damon Huffman added a career high 23 points to lead Brown to an 86-75 Ivy League victory over Columbia at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

The win lifts the Bears record to 7-14 overall and 3-5 in the Ivy League, while Columbia drops to 8-13 overall and 1-7 in Ivy play.

Brown trailed 43-39 at the half but came out strong at the outset of the second half, outscoring the Lions 8-2 to take the lead for good, 47-45, on a lay-up by sophomore Mark MacDonald with 16:24 remaining. MacDonald's jump shot completed a 10-2 Brown lead the game the Bears a 49-45 lead.

The Bears led by as many as 14 points, 72-58, on a three-point play by junior Nate Eads with 5:14 left in the game.

Jeppesen's 25 points equals his career high, connecting on 8 of 14 field goals. Jeppesen also grabbed a team high seven rebounds and handed out five assists. Huffman's 23 points included 11 of 12 shooting from the free throw line.

The Bears went to the free throw line 43 times, connecting on 30 from the charity stripe. The Lions converted 13 of 23 free throws.

Eads finished the game with a career high 12 points, hitting 3 of 4 field goals, and hauled-in five rebounds for the Bears, while MacDonald added 10 points, hitting 4 of 5 shots from the field, and six rebounds. Sophomore guard Mark McAndrew tossed in a season high seven points.

The Lions were led by sophomore John Baumann who scored 19 points and grabbed a game high 8 rebounds. Senior Dragutin Kravic tossed-in 16 points and freshman KJ Matsui added 10 points for the Lions.