Feb. 29, 2008
Providence, RI - Senior Damon Huffman scored 12 of his game high 18 points in the first half to lead Brown to a 64-57 Ivy League win over Princeton, its fifth straight win over the Tigers and its second straight season sweep over Princeton.
The win lifts the second place Bears to 16-9 overall, one win short of the Brown school record for victories, and 8-3 in the Ivy League. The loss drops Princeton to 5-20 overall and 2-8 in league play.
Huffman connected on 6 of 12 field goals, including 3 of 7 from behind the three-point arc. Huffman has now connected on 214 career treys, 12th best in the Ivy League record book, and just one short of the school record of 215 treys by Brian Lloyd from 1992-1996.
The Bears also had a solid game from sophomore forward Matt Mullery, who scored a career high 14 points on 6 of 9 shooting from the field, while equaling his career high with 4 blocked shots.
Senior Mark McAndrew also tossed in 14 points, on 9 of 11 shooting from the free throw line, while Bears' junior guard Chris Skrelja registered his second straight double-double, scoring 11 points and pulling down a game high 12 rebounds.
Trailing 40-35 with 14:39 left in the game, Brown took the lead for good, 46-43, on a three-point basket by McAndrew with 9:49 remaining in the game. The Bears continued the spurt, outscoring the Tigers by a 17-3 margin to pull ahead 52-43 with 7:12 left in the game. Brown led by as many as 12 points in the second half, 57-45, on an Adrian Williams lay-up with 3:51 left on the clock.
Brown got off to a sluggish start and trailed by as many as eight points in the first half, 17-9, on a lay-up by Princeton's Jason Briggs with 10:44 left in the half. The Bears clawed their way back in the game and took a 30-27 lead at the half on a three-point basket by Damon Huffman at the first half buzzer.
Tigers' senior Noah Savage and freshman Nick Lake scored 16 points each, while Savage also added a team high seven rebounds.
The Bears will play their final home game of the regular season tomorrow night against Penn. Brown will honor its three seniors - Damon Huffman, Mark MacDonald and Mark McAndrew - in pre-game senior day festivities. Game time is 6:00 p.m. at the Pizzitola Sports Center.