Feb. 13, 2004
Cambridge, Mass. - Junior guard Jason Forte scored 16 of his game high 25 points in the second half to power Brown to a 91-67 Ivy League win over Harvard.
The Bears remained in third place in the Ivy League standings with a 5-2 league mark, 9-11 overall.
The victory gives Brown's Senior Class its 58th win over the last four years, a new Brown record.
The Bears were in control of the game from the outset, last trailing, 8-7, early in the game. Brown jumped out to its biggest lead of the first half, 34-18, on two free throws by senior Jaime Kilburn. The Bears held a 44-41 lead at halftime behind the long range shooting of senior Pat Powers, who connected on five treys in scoring 15 first half points, and Kilburn, who added 12 points.
It was much of the same in the second half as Forte dazzled the crowd with a combination of layups and three point baskets. The Bears grabbed their biggest lead of the game, 83-57, on a three-point jumper by senior Mike Martin with 4:20 remaining.
Forte's 25 points came on 8 of 12 shooting from the field and led the Brown starters, who each scored in double figures. Senior forward Jaime Kilburn was nearly unstoppable, shooting 9 of 10 from the field in scoring 20 points. Powers added 17 points, while Martin and sophomore Luke Ruscoe tossed-in 10 points each.
The Crimson was led by sophomore Matt Stehle with 18 points and sophomore Kevin Rogus with 12 points.
The Bears will match-up with Dartmouth tonight in Hanover, New Hampshire, a team they've beaten six straight times.