Bears Face Columbia and Cornell In Final Home Weekend

Feb. 22, 2007

Providence, RI -

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After sweeping Harvard and Dartmouth last weekend, and moving into a fourth place tie in the Ivy standings, coach Craig Robinson's men's basketball will be back in action again on Friday and Saturday against Columbia and Cornell at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The weekend marks Brown's final home games of the season before closing its 2006-2007 slate on the road the following weekend at Princeton and Penn.

The Bears are tied with Columbia in fourth place in the Ivy standings at 4-6, while Cornell stands in third place at 7-3. Brown dropped road games to the Lions and Big Red earlier in February.

Junior guard Mark McAndrew has carried the scoring load for the Bears, leading the Ivy League in scoring with 19.5 points per game, while averaging 15.7 points per game overall, third best in the league. McAndrew's backcourt mate, junior Damon Huffman, has stepped up his game and is averaging 14.2 points per game, seventh best in the Ivy League.

Saturday's game against Cornell (2/24/07) will be Brown's final home game of the season, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Brown will honor its four seniors - Marcus Becker, Nathan Eads, Sam Manhanga and manager Adam Conrad - in ceremonies prior to the game.

An alumni game, featuring Brown players from several different eras, will be held on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.