Dec. 28, 2002
San Jose, CA - Senior Earl Hunt scored 19 of his game high 31 points in the second half to lead Brown to its second straight win, an 86-75 victory over San Jose State.
The Bears are now 3-7 overall while san Jose State drops to 3-6.
The 31 points leaves Hunt one point short of Brown's all-time career scoring mark of 1,668 points held by Arnie Berman from 1969-1972.
Hunt has been on fire in Brown's last two games, scoring 39 points in Brown's previous game against Central Connecticut last Saturday.
The Bears looked like they would run away with the game when junior Mike Martin connected on a three point jumper to give Brown a 33-12 lead with 8:08 remaining in the half. But Brown hit a dry spell and went without a basket for the remainder of the half to cling to a 34-31 halftime advantage.
The combination of Hunt and senior Alai Nuualiitia took control of the game in the second half. Hunt connected on 6 of 9 shots second half points, converting 6 of 6 free throws. Nuualiitia scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half.
Sophomore guard Jason Forte scored 14 points for the Bears, connecting on 7 of 7 free throws for the game.
The Spartans were led by Keith West, who scored a career high 23 points.
The Bears will be back in action on Monday against St. Mary's, Ca., for the second of three games on their West Coast swing.