Nov. 21, 2004
Dayton, Ohio - Playing its fourth game in the last seven days, the Brown men's basketball team ran out of gas in a 67-44 loss to Wright State University Sunday afternoon. The loss drops the Bears to 0-4 on the season, while Wright State extended its record to 2-1.
The road-weary Bears played in the Guardians Classic in Columbia, Missouri on Monday and Tuesday, flew back to Providence late Wednesday afternoon, played URI in Kingston Friday night, and flew to Dayton, Ohio early Saturday morning for today's 1:00 p.m. game.
The effects of the travel schedule took effect from the start of the game with the Bears falling behind 19-2 and by as many as 25 points in the half, 39-14. Brown trailed 41-18 at the half, shooting 35 percent from the field (8 of 23), while Wright State shot 62 percent from the field, hitting 16 of 26 field goal attempts.
The Bears, who played the Bearkats even in the second half (26-26), were held to 18 of 49 shooting (37 percent) for the game, converting just 4 of 18 shots from three-point range.
The Bears were led by Barrington, RI, freshman Mark McAndrew, who scored 10 points on 3 of 5 shooting from the field, including 2 of 3 from behind the three-point arc. Freshman Mark MacDonald added 7 points, while sophomore PJ Flaherty added 6 points and grabbed a team high 5 rebounds for the Bears.
DeShaun Wood led Wright State with 17 points on 8 of 13 shooting from the field. Zach Williams added 15 points and a game-high 11 rebounds for the Bearkats.
Brown will be off for the next nine days before returning to action on November 30 against Wagner College in Staten Island, NY.