Brown Smothers Penn, 75-43, Matching School Record For Wins
March 1, 2008
Providence, RI - Brown utilized a 42-10 run to open the game and cruise to a 75-43 Ivy League victory over Penn, matching the school record for victories with 17 and winning for the eighth time in its last nine games. The Bears are now 17-9 overall and 9-3 in the Ivy League, while Penn falls to 11-17, 6-5 in Ivy play.
The victory also gave Brown a season sweep over the Quakers for the third time ever, and completed Brown's first ever season sweep of Penn and Princeton. The 32-point loss for Penn was the worst Ivy League loss ever for the Quakers, eclipsing the 26-point loss to Princeton (73-47) in 1968.
Four Brown players scored in double figures, senior Mark McAndrew and freshman Peter Sullivan with 16 points each, senior Damon Huffman, who tossed-in 14 points, and junior Scott Friske, who netted 13 points.
Huffman `s three-point basket with 18:42 left in the game made him Brown's all-time career leader in treys, now with 216 career three-point field goals, eclipsing the previous mark of 215 treys by Brian Lloyd from 1992-1996.
Brown led from start to finish, jumping out to a 14-0 lead on a lay-up by McAndrew with 13:51 left in the half.
The Bears out-hustled the Quakers, beating Penn to every loose ball and defensive rebound to extend their lead to 39-6 on a three-point basket by Huffman with 5:21 remaining in the half. Brown kept up the pressure and built a 42-10 lead with 1:46 left in the first half on a lay-up by Friske.
In building a 44-14 halftime lead, Brown had assists on 13 of 17 field goals, while shooting 65 percent from the field (17 of 26).
McAndrew grabbed six rebounds to go with his 16 points, while Sullivan was a perfect 7 of 7 from the free throw line. Friske connected on 6 of 7 field goals in scoring his 13 points, while grabbing five rebounds. Freshman Chris Taylor had his best outing of the season with six points for the Bears, hitting 3 of 4 field goals.
Brown finished the game with sizzling shooting from the field, connecting on 28 of 44 field goals (64 percent). The Bears also converted 13 of 14 shots from the charity stripe.
The Quakers were led by senior Brian Grandieri, who tossed in 16 points.
The Bears will close out their regular season next week at Harvard on Friday, and at Dartmouth on Saturday, looking to establish a new mark for wins in a season.