Bears' Defense Stops Dartmouth, 53-33
Feb. 17, 2007
Providence, Rhode Island - Junior guard Damon Huffman scored 14 points and junior guard Mark McAndrew added 13 points and 11 rebounds, to lead Brown to a 53-33 Ivy League victory over Dartmouth and gain a season split with the Big Green.
The 33 points allowed by the Bears are the fewest points ever scored at the Pizzitola Sports Center, and the fewest points allowed by a Brown team since Dartmouth scored 29 points in Marvel Gymnasium during the 1979-1980 season.
The win lifts the Bears (9-16 overall) into a fourth place tie with Columbia in the Ivy League standings at 4-6. The Big Green fell to 8-15 overall and 3-7 in Ivy play.
Brown turned a 16-11 first half deficit into a 24-16 lead with a 13-0 run to end the half. McAndrew accounted for seven points in the spurt. The Bears connected on just two of their first 12 shots from the field and finished the half by connecting on four of their last five shots.
Dartmouth pulled to within seven points, 31-24, with 11:42 left in the game, but senior Marcus Becker connected on a three-point basket and a running one-hand jumper, both as the shot clock expired, to ignite a 16-4 Brown run that put the game out of reach, 47-28.
Brown held Dartmouth without a three-point field goal for the game (0-12) and just 26 percent shooting from the field (13 of 50).
Huffman had nine of his game high 14 points in the second half, connecting on 4 of 8 shots from the field and 4 of 4 field goals. McAndrew registered his third double-double of the season, hitting 3 of 7 field goals and 7 of 8 free throws. Becker and freshman Matt Mullery added seven points for the Bears.
DeVon Mosley was Dartmouth's lone double figure scorer, tossing in 10 points. Jonathan Ball and Alex Barnett netted eight points each for the Big Green.
The Bears will be home for their final home weekend of the season next Friday and Saturday, February 23-23, against Columbia and Cornell. Both games start at 7:00 p.m. at the Pizzitola Sports Center.