February 14, 2008

Second Place Bears Head To Penn and Princeton For Key Ivy Weekend

Feb. 14, 2008

Providence, Rhode Island -

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Providence, RI - The Brown men's basketball team will take its 4-2 Ivy League record, 12-8 overall, on the road to face Penn on Friday night and Princeton on Saturday evening. The Bears have never swept Penn and Princeton on the road, but are riding a three-game winning streak and coming off 20-point plus wins over Dartmouth and Harvard.

Brown moved into second place in the Ivy standings with a sweep of Dartmouth (77-51) and Harvard (71-51) last weekend. Penn (8-14, 3-2 Ivy) and Princeton (5-15, 2-3 Ivy)) were swept last weekend by Cornell and Columbia, and faced each other on Tuesday, with the Quakers coming out on top of a close 70-65 decision.

Senior guard Mark McAndrew leads the Ivy League in scoring, averaging 16.5 points per game. McAndrew's 148 three-point baskets are fifth best in the Brown record book. Senior guard Damon Huffman is the Ivy League's fifth leading scorer, averaging 14.3 points per game. Huffman is Brown's 15th all-time leading scorer with 1,134 career points, and ranks 13th in the Ivy League record book with 202 career treys, second in Brown basketball history.

The Bears and Quakers have met 111 times, dating back to 1901-1902, with Penn holding a 94-18 series advantage. Penn has won the last six games between the two teams, including 67-64 decision in the final game of last season. Brown's last wins over Penn came in 2003-2004,when the Bears swept the Quakers for the first time since 1991, including a 78-74 victory in Philadelphia.

Brown and Princeton will be meeting for the 113th time, dating back to 1907-1908, with the Tigers holding a 91-21 series advantage. Brown has won the last three games over the Tigers, including a season sweep last season, 63-48 in Providence and 64-55 in Princeton. The Tigers last win over Brown came in 2005-06, 52-37.