March 2, 2002

Men's Hoops Handles Harvard, 92-83

March 2, 2002

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Jason Forte scored 17 points and Earl Hunt had 16 Saturday night as Brown tied the school record for wins in a season with a 92-83 victory over Harvard.

The Bears (17-10, 8-6 Ivy) led 46-40 at halftime but opened the second half with a 13-6 run that included three 3-pointers.

Brown built a 77-64 lead with 8:21 to play, but Harvard (14-12, 7-7) pulled within four, 80-76, with just over two minutes to play with a 12-3 run.

Hunt, who was 4-for-4 on 3-pointers, hit a 3 and the Bears went 7-of-8 from the line down the stretch to hold on for the win.

Harvard jumped to an early 10-2 lead and was in control for most of the first half. Brown pulled within 24-23 with 8:29 to play in the half, but a pair of 3-pointers by Patrick Harvey helped the Crimson widen the lead to 34-28.

Brown outscored the Crimson 18-6 over the final five minutes of the half to take command.

Shaun Etheridge scored 12 points for Brown, all in the second half, and the Bears shot 54 percent from the field, including 50 percent from 3-point range (11-22).

Tim Coleman led the Crimson with 20 points and nine rebounds, while Harvey and Elliott Prasse-Freeman each scored 19.

Brown's 17 wins equals the 1985-86 team that won the school's only Ivy League championship.