Feb. 18, 2008
Providence, RI - Brown freshman guard Peter Sullivan (Wilmette, IL) has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the third time this season for his role in helping Brown's historic sweep of Penn and Princeton on the road for the first time ever.
To put Brown's weekend sweep of Penn (66-61) and Princeton (65-63 ot) in perspective, the victories marked the fourth time in Ivy history that Quakers and Tigers were swept at home. Since the Ivy League went to its current travel-partner format in 1956-57, the Quakers and Tigers have hosted 156 Ivy League weekends, and in that time, the two had never before combined for a 1-3 weekend record.
Sullivan scored four points and grabbed three rebounds in the Bears win over Penn, snapping the Quakers' 24-game Ivy League home winning streak. He came up big in Brown's 65-63 come-from-behind overtime victory over Princeton, scoring 13 of his 15 points in the second half , and pulling down seven rebounds as the Bears rallied from a 10-point second half deficit. In the second half alone against the Tigers, Sullivan hit 4 of 6 field goals, including 3 of 4 treys.
Sullivan has earned a starting role for the Bears, starting Brown's last 11 games. He is averaging 7.8 points per game for the second place Bears, who are 14-8 overall, and 6-2 in the Ivy League.