March 3, 2006
Providence, Rhode Island - Sophomore Keenan Jeppesen scored a game high 16 points to lead Brown to a 61-46 Ivy League rout of Princeton at the Pizzitola Sports Center, its largest margin of victory over the Tigers since 1959. The win lifts the Bears to 10-16 overall, 6-7 in the Ivy League, while Princeton drops to 10-15 overall, 8-4 in Ivy play.
Brown took an early 6-4 advantage over the Tigers on two free throws by freshman Chris Skrelja, and never surrendered the lead. The Bears led 31-18 at the half, its largest lead of the half.
Brown's constant pressure forced 21 Princeton turnovers and enabled the Bears to pull ahead by as many as 19 points in the second half, 57-38, on two free throws by junior Marcus Becker with 3:31 left in the game.
The Bears, who have split with every Ivy League team they've faced twice, shot a torrid 69 percent from the field in the second half, connecting on 9 of 13 field goals, and shot 51 percent for the game (19 of 37).
Becker and sophomore Mark MacDonald netted 11 points each for the Bears, while Skrelja added 7 points and a game high 7 rebounds.
Luke Owings led three Princeton players in double figures with 13 points on 5 of 8 shooting from the field. Scott Greenman netted 12 points and Justin Conway added 10 points for the Tigers.
The Bears will wrap-up their 2005-2006 season on Saturday at home against Penn, who clinched the Ivy League Championship with Friday's win over Yale. The game will be broadcast live on the YES Network, starting at 7:00 p.m.