March 7, 2003

Hunt Scores 2,000th Career Point, Brown Beats Dartmouth, 79-67

March 7, 2003

Hanover, New Hampshire - Senior Alai Nuualiitia scored 20 points and senior Earl Hunt added 18 points, including career point number 2,000, to lead Brown to a 79-67 Ivy League win over Dartmouth.

Brown has now won 13 of its last 15 games and extended its record to 16-11 overall, 11-2 in the Ivy League, matching its most wins ever in Ivy League play.

Hunt scored his 2,000th career point on a jump shot at the 13:21 mark of the first half to give Brown an 11-9 lead. His jumper ignited a 15-0 Brown run that lifted the Bears to a 24-9 advantage with 9:42 left in the half on a dunk by junior Patrick Powers.

Hunt, who scored 15 of his 18 points in the first half, became the fourth Ivy League player and first since Dartmouth's Jim Barton in 1989 to score 2,000 career points. He now has 2,011 career points for the Bears.

Brown held a 37-28 lead at halftime and opened the second half by outscoring the Big Green 8-0 to grab a 45-28 lead with 17:53 remaining on a three-point basket by freshman Luke Ruscoe.

Dartmouth clawed its way back on a three-point barrage by freshman Michael Lang, to trail 55-50 with 10:25 left on a Lang trey. The Bears answered by outscoring the Big Green 12-4 over the next four minutes to take control of the game, 67-54 on a three-point basket by Harold Bailey.

Nuualiitia scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half, hitting 8 of 12 shots from the field overall. Sophomore Jason Forte registered a double-double for the Bears with 11 points and 10 rebounds, narrowly missing the triple-double with 8 assists. Junior Jaime Kilburn also added 11 points for the Bears.

Senior Charles Harris, Lang and senior Greg Friel scored 12 points earch for the Big Green (8-18, 4-9 Ivy).

The second-place Bears will wrap-up their regular season tonight at Harvard, looking to set an all-time Brown record for Ivy League wins in a season, and match the school record for overall victories.