March 7, 2008
Providence, RI -
Providence, RI - Brown (17-9, 9-3 Ivy), winners of eight of its last nine games, will look to establish a new school record for wins in a season, traveling to Harvard and Dartmouth on Friday and Saturday, March 7 & 8, in the final Ivy League weekend of the season. Wins this weekend over the Crimson and Big Green could propel the Bears into the mix for a possible NIT or College Basketball Invitational (CBI) post-season bid.
The Bears matched the school record for victories in a season after earning a season sweep over Princeton (64-57) and Penn (75-43) for the first time ever. Brown teams also won 17 games in 1974, 2002 and 2003. Brown's 32-point victory over Penn sent the Quakers to their biggest Ivy League loss ever.
At 9-3 in the Ivy League, the Bears are assured of a second place finish in the league standings. Brown has finished second or higher in the Ivy League just five previous times, winning the Ivy title in 1986, and earning second place finishes in 1974, 2001, 2003 and 2004. The Bears have won nine or more Ivy League games only eight times before.
Senior Damon Huffman (Petoskey, MI) established a new Brown all-time record for career treys (216), 11th best in Ivy League Basketball history. His 66 treys this year rank fourth in the Brown record book. Senior Mark McAndrew (Barrington, RI) is the Ivy League's leading scorer, averaging 16.8 points per game overall, and 17.7 ppg in league games.