February 16, 2007

Bears Lead From Start To Finish In 70-66 Win Over Harvard

Feb. 16, 2007

Box Score

Providence, RI - Junior guard Mark McAndrew scored 14 of his team high 19 points in the second half to lead Brown to a 70-66 Ivy League victory over Harvard at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

The win gives the Bears an 8-16 record overall, 3-6 in the Ivy League, while Harvard falls to 10-13, 3-6 in Ivy play.

Brown never trailed in the game and took the lead for good, 7-4, on a three-point basket by senior Marcus Becker with 16:04 left in the first half. The Bears led by as many as 12 points in the first half, 21-9, on two free throws by freshman Steve Gruber with 9:46 remaining in the half, before settling on a 32-27 advantage at intermission.

The Bears outscored the Crimson 11-2 to open the second half, grabbing their biggest lead of the game, 43-29, on a free throw by junior Damon Huffman with 17:32 left to play. The closest the Crimson was able to get down the stretch was the final margin of victory for the Bears.

Huffman finished the game with 14 points, connecting on 5 of 8 field goals, and registered a career high 6 steals. Junior center Mark MacDonald also scored in double figures, tossing in 13 points. McAndrew, the Ivy League's leading scorer, connected on 6 of 9 shots from the field and added a team high five rebounds to go with his 19 points.

The Bears shot 50-percent from the field, hitting 22 of 44 field goals, while the Crimson was held to 42 percent shooting from the field (24 of 57).

Senior Jim Goffredo led the Crimson with a game high 20 points, connecting on 5 of 9 shots from behind the three-point arc. Sophomore guard Drew Housman also scored in double figures, adding 16 points.

The Bears will be back in action Saturday night, facing Dartmouth in a 7:00 p.m. start at the Pizzitola Sports Center.