Dec. 22, 2006
Providence, Rhode Island - Junior Mark McAndrew (Barrington, RI) exploded for a career high 30 points and junior Damon Huffman (Petoskey, MI) added 22 points to lead Brown to a 95-82 non-league victory over Hartford at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The 95 points scored by the Bears are the most since scoring 100 vs. Harvard in February, 2004. The win extends Brown's record to 4-7 overall, while Hartford drops to 6-5.
Brown took control of the game from the outset, connecting on 8 of its first 10 and 10 of its first 13 attempts from behind the three-point arc., including 5 of six treys by McAndrew . The Bears' biggest first lead came with 6:30 remaining, 36-15, on a trey by sophomore Scott Friske, (Charlevoix, MI) before settling on a 38-24 lead at the half.
Hartford pulled to within nine points of the Bears in the second half, 48-39, with 15:02 remaining on a three-point basket by Jaret Von Rosenberg. Brown immediately broke the game open with a 14-2 run, grabbing a 62-41 advantage on another Friske three with 12:31 left to play.
The Bears lit up the next from behind the three-point arc, connecting on a season high 16 of 28 treys. McAndrew's 30 points came on a career best 6 of 10 shooting from three-point range, and 10 of 10 shooting from the free throw line. He also handed out a career best six assists.
Huffman also connected on 6 of 10 treys and 4 of 4 free throws. The six treys by McAndrew and Huffman rank sixth best in the Brown record book.
The Bears had two more players score in double figures. Senior Nathan Eads (Ellicott City, MD) tossed in 13 points on 2 of 3 shooting from the field and 9 of 9 shooting from the free throw line. Friske hit 4 of 5 field goals, including 3 of 3 treys, in scoring 11 points.
The Hawks also had four players score in double figures, led by Bo Taylor with 19 points and Joe Zeglinski with 18 points.
The Bears will embark on a 12-day road trip, departing Providence on December 27th and returning on January 7. Coach Craig Robinson's team will play games in Corpus Christi Texas (December 29-30), Sacramento, California (January 2), and Fort Worth, Texas (January 6).