Feb. 15, 2007
Providence, Rhode Island -
Coach Craig Robinson's Brown basketball team (7-16, 2-6 Ivy) will look to get back on the winning track at home this weekend against Harvard on Friday night and Dartmouth on Saturday evening. The Bears will be looking for revenge after dropping road games to the Crimson and Big Green in late January. Both games start at 7:00 p.m. at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
Brown's fortunes could rest on the play of junior guard Mark McAndrew, who was named the Ivy League Player of the Week for the third time this year after averaging 21.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in games against Cornell and Columbia. The Ivy League's leading scorer with 20.4 ppg, McAndrew played all 80 minutes in the two games. McAndrew scored 25 points in the first meeting with Dartmouth, and added 16 points against Harvard.
Junior guard Damon Huffman's 14.2 points per game in league games is seventh in the Ivy League. Huffman, who scored 20 points against Columbia last week, ranks sixth in the Brown record book with 129 career steals. Senior guard Marcus Becker, who has played 40 or more minutes seven times this season, ranks fourth in the Brown record book in career steals (139) and 10th in career assists (245). He currently ranks second in the Ivy League with 2.04 steals per game.