Cold Shooting Bears Fall To Dartmouth, 48-40

Feb. 12, 2005

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Providence, Rhode Island - The cold shooting Brown men's basketball team shot just 24 percent from the field and were held without a field goal for the first 15 minutes of the second half in dropping a 48-40 Ivy League decision to Dartmouth at the Pizzitola Sports Center Saturday night.

The loss drops Brown to 9-11 overall, 2-4 in the Ivy League, while Dartmouth upped its record to 6-15, 3-5 in Ivy play.

Brown trailed, 25-20, at the half and did not convert until 5:00 remained in the game when junior Luke Ruscoe scored on a layup to bring the Bears to within 10 points of the Big Green, 41-31. Ruscoe's basket sparked a 9-0 Brown run that brought the Bears to within three points, 41-38, with 2:05 left to play on a layup by freshman James Daniels, who scored seven points in the spurt. But that was as close as the Bears would get as Brown missed its next four shots from the field.

The Bears were led by senior Jason Forte, who scored 10 points on 8 of 8 shooting from the free throw line. Ruscoe was held to four points, but he pulled down a game high 11 rebounds. Daniels finished with 7 points on 3 of 3 shooting from the field.

Three Dartmouth players scored in double figures with David Gardner and Calvin Arnold scoring 12 points each, and Michael McLaren adding 10 points.