2014-15 Brown Women's Basketball News

March 13, 2015
Alexander and Bikofsky Earn All-Ivy Accolades
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior Jordin Alexander and senior captain Sophie Bikofsky earned 2014-15 All-Ivy honors in an announcement made by the Ivy League office on Friday.

March 7, 2015
Women’s Basketball Falls to Harvard in Season Finale, 76-69
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A second half surge, led by Temi Fagbenle’s 16 points and 18 rebounds, powered the Harvard Crimson to a 76-69 win over the Brown women’s basketball team on Senior Night at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

March 7, 2015
Women's Basketball Senior Salute
Prior to tipping off against Harvard on Saturday evening, Brown Women's Basketball honored their three seniors for all their time and dedication to Brown Athletics. Congrats & many thanks to Christine Rush, Nelly Weledji & Sophie Bikofsky for all their efforts!

March 6, 2015
Women’s Basketball Dropped by Dartmouth, 71-53
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Tia Dawson’s double-double paced the Dartmouth Big Green to a 71-53 win over the Brown women’s basketball team on Friday night at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

March 4, 2015
Women’s Basketball Wraps Up 2014-15 Against Dartmouth and Harvard
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women’s basketball team looks to finish the 2014-15 season in the upper half of the Ivy League standings if they can score victories over Dartmouth and Harvard this weekend.

March 2, 2015
This Week in Brown Athletics (March 2-8, 2015)
Brown Bears winter sports are winding down this weekend, while spring sports are in full swing...

February 28, 2015
Alexander Nets 25 Points, Women’s Basketball Toppled by #14 Princeton, 79-67
PRINCETON, N.J. – Jordin Alexander (Fishers, Ind.) deposited a game high 25 points and Sophie Bikofsky (Newton, Mass.) scored her 1,000th career point, but the No. 14 Princeton Tigers remained undefeated with a 79-67 win over the Brown women’s basketball team on Saturday night.

February 27, 2015
Women’s Basketball Falls at Penn, 75-58
PHILADELPHIA – Four Penn Quakers each scored in double figures en route to a 75-58 win over the Brown women’s basketball team on Friday night at the historic Palestra.

February 25, 2015
Women’s Basketball Takes Aim at Penn and #14 Princeton
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After a weekend split at Columbia and Cornell, the Brown women’s basketball team concludes its four-game road swing at Penn and #14 Princeton this weekend.

February 21, 2015
Women's Basketball Sinks Cornell, 58-51
ITHACA, N.Y. – Natalie Ball (Orlando, Fla.) netted 14 points and the Brown women’s basketball team recorded 10 players in the scoring column in a 58-51 victory over Cornell at Newman Arena on Saturday night.

February 21, 2015
Women's Basketball Takes Down Big Red, 58-51
Natalie Ball (Orlando, Fla.) netted 14 points and the Brown women’s basketball team recorded 10 players in the scoring column in a 58-51 victory over Cornell at Newman Arena on Saturday night

February 20, 2015
Women's Basketball Downed By Columbia, 83-74
NEW YORK – Devon Roeper’s 27 points paced the Columbia Lions to a 83-74 win over the Brown women’s basketball team on Friday night at Levien Gym.

February 18, 2015
Women's Basketball Opens Four Game Road Trip at Columbia and Cornell
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women’s basketball team looks to get back in the win column this weekend with Ivy road tilts at Columbia and Cornell. Both games will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

February 14, 2015
Alexander Nets 31 Points, Women’s Basketball Ousted By Penn, 83-75
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jordin Alexander’s (Fishers, Ind.) career high 31 points fueled a furious rally, but the Brown women’s basketball team fell short to Penn, 83-75, on Saturday night at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

February 13, 2015
Women’s Basketball Toppled By #16/18 Princeton, 86-58
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A balanced attack led by six players scoring in double figures paced the #16/18 Princeton Tigers to an 86-58 win over the Brown women’s basketball team at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Friday night.

February 12, 2015
Women's Basketball Plays Host to #16/18 Princeton and Penn
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A two-game road sweep over Harvard and Dartmouth last weekend has the Brown women’s basketball team poised to host undefeated No. 16/18 Princeton on Friday at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

February 9, 2015
This Week In Brown Athletics (Feb 9 - Feb 15, 2015)
This week will present a number of opportunities to see Brown University’s varsity teams in action...

February 9, 2015
Sharpe Earns Ivy League Co-Player of the Week Honors
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After starting her third consecutive game, Ellise Sharpe of the Brown women’s basketball team has been named as Ivy League Co-Player of the Week in an announcement made by the league office on Monday.

February 7, 2015
Women’s Basketball Grinds Out 50-47 Win Over Dartmouth
HANOVER, N.H. – The Brown women’s basketball team held off a furious Dartmouth rally in the final minutes to secure a 50-47 win over the Big Green at Leede Arena on Saturday night.

February 7, 2015
Women's Basketball Grinds Out a Win at Dartmouth, 50-47
Ellise Sharpe (Tipp City, Ohio) posted 19 points for the third consecutive game, all starts for the junior guard, while she and teammate Sophie Bikofsky (Newton, Mass.) each recorded five steals. Bikofsky finished the night with nine points and career high three blocks.

February 6, 2015
Women's Basketball Takes Down Harvard, 83-80
Sophie Bikofsky (Newton, Mass.) set a program record for career three-point field goals and Ellise Sharpe (Tipp City, Ohio) posted 19 points in a thrilling Brown women's basketball 83-80 triumph over Harvard at Lavietes Pavilion on Friday.

February 6, 2015
Bikofsky Sets Brown Record, Women’s Basketball Knocks Off Harvard, 83-80
BOSTON – Sophie Bikofsky (Newton, Mass.) set a program record for career three-point field goals and Ellise Sharpe (Tipp City, Ohio) posted 19 points in a thrilling Brown women’s basketball 83-80 triumph over Harvard at Lavietes Pavilion on Friday.

February 5, 2015
Women's Basketball Visits Harvard (Fri.) and Dartmouth (Sat.) in Key Ivy Contests
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After scoring its first Ivy win of the season last Saturday against Columbia, the Brown women’s basketball team hits the road this weekend with contests at Harvard (Fri.) and Dartmouth (Sat.).

February 5, 2015
Bikofsky Earns Capital One Academic All-District Honors
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown women’s basketball captain Sophie Bikofsky was named to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-District team in an announcement made by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.

January 31, 2015
Three Bears Post Career Highs As Women’s Basketball Topples Columbia, 85-76
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Ellise Sharpe, Kennedy Martin, and Megan Reilly all recorded career highs in points and Sophie Bikofsky netted 23 points as the Brown women’s basketball team scored its first Ivy win the season, 85-76, over Columbia on Saturday at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

January 31, 2015
Women's Basketball Takes Down Columbia, 85-76
Brown Women's Basketball picked up their first Ivy win on Saturday night, defeating the Columbia Lions, 85-76. Junior guard Ellise Sharpe had a career high 19 points, adding 4 steals and 3 assists on the night.

January 30, 2015
Cornell Downs Women’s Basketball, 65-52
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Nia Marshall and Nicholle Aston each posted double-doubles as the Cornell Big Red raced past the Brown women’s basketball team, 65-52, on Friday at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

January 29, 2015
Women's Basketball Hosts Cornell and Columbia in Ivy Doubleheader
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women’s basketball team begins its first of six Ivy League weekend doubleheaders on Friday against Cornell at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The Bears will also host Columbia on Saturday night beginning at 6 p.m.

January 25, 2015
This Week In Brown Athletics (Jan 26 - Feb 1, 2015)
With winter in full swing after snow fall on College Hill this past weekend. The Bears’ continue their winter schedule with Women’s Basketball, Men’s Hockey Women’s Tennis, , Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving, Wrestling and Squash hosting events on College Hill this week...

January 23, 2015
Women’s Basketball Clipped By Yale, 79-69
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women’s basketball team got 41 combined points from Jordin Alexander and Natalie Ball, but a torrid second half shooting display led the Yale Bulldogs to a 79-69 win at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Friday night.

January 22, 2015
Women's Basketball Entertains Yale On Friday
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After a resounding win over NJIT on Tuesday, the Brown women’s basketball team looks to avenge last week’s setback as they play host to Yale for the teams’ second meeting in a week on Friday night.

January 20, 2015
Brown Athletics Hosts "What I Want To Be Day"
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown University Department of Athletics and Brown women’s basketball team hosted the annual What I Want To Be Day on January 20, 2015 at the Pizzitola Sports Center...

January 20, 2015
Women’s Basketball Cruises Past NJIT, 67-39
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rebecca Musgrove (Plainview, N.Y.) recorded her second double-double of the season as the Brown women’s basketball team utilized a 44-21 second half performance to cruise past NJIT, 67-39, in a Tuesday matinee at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

January 20, 2015
Women's Basketball Defeats NJIT, 67-39
Brown Women's Basketball defeated NJIT on Tuesday morning, 67-39, at the Pizzitola Center. Sophie Bifoksky lead the way with 12 points, 2 assists and 1 steal. The Bears return to action as they host the Bulldogs of Yale on Friday evening at 7 PM at home. The game will be streamed LIVE on ILDN

January 19, 2015
Women's Basketball Hosts NJIT In Tuesday Matinee
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women’s basketball team looks to rebound from an Ivy League opening setback to Yale, as they play host to NJIT on Tuesday in the team’s final non-conference contest of the 2014-15 season.

January 17, 2015
This Week in Brown Athletics (January 19-25, 2015)
While the rest of campus returns to College Hill, Brown University student-athletes continue their winter schedule with Women’s Basketball, Wrestling, Gymnastics, Fencing, Women’s Hockey and both Men and Women’s Squash teams partaking in home events this week...

January 16, 2015
Women’s Basketball Falls in Ivy Opener at Yale, 66-49
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Despite an early second half run, the Brown women’s basketball team couldn’t rally from a 22-point deficit as Yale claimed the Ivy League opener, 66-49 at John J. Lee Amphitheater on Friday.

January 15, 2015
Women's Basketball Kicks Off Ivy League Play At Yale On Friday
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After a 12-day layoff, the Brown women’s basketball team returns to action, looking to extend their winning streak to three on Friday at Yale in the Ivy League opener for both teams.

January 5, 2015
Bikofsky Tabbed As Ivy League Co-Player Of The Week
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown senior captain Sophie Bikofsky has been named as Ivy League Co-Player of the Week in an announcement made by the league office on Monday.

January 4, 2015
Women’s Basketball Survives Morgan State, 59-52
BALTIMORE – The Brown women’s basketball team scored its second road victory of the season after surviving a late second half rally in a 59-52 win over Morgan State at Hill Field House on Sunday afternoon.

January 3, 2015
Women's Basketball Heads To Baltimore To Battle Morgan State
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After gaining a split at the Cyclone Challenge earlier this week, the Brown women’s basketball team seeks their fourth win in six outings as they travel to Baltimore to face the Lady Bears of Morgan State on Sunday at Hill Field House.

December 30, 2014
Women’s Basketball Outlasts Howard, 80-68
AMES, Iowa – A balanced scoring attack and a pivotal second half response helped pace the Brown women’s basketball team to an 80-68 win over Howard in the consolation game of the 2014 Cyclone Challenge at Hilton Coliseum.

December 29, 2014
Women’s Basketball Downed By UC-Riverside, 79-65
AMES, Iowa – Sophie Bikofsky’s 23 points and a spirited second half comeback were not enough as the Brown women’s basketball team dropped a 79-65 decision to UC-Riverside on Monday in day one action of the Cyclone Challenge.

December 27, 2014
Women's Basketball Battles UC-Riverside At The Cyclone Challenge
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women’s basketball team sets its sights on Ames, Iowa and the Cyclone Challenge hosted by Iowa State beginning on Monday. The Bears will open the two-day event against UC-Riverside, before facing either the host Cyclones or Howard on Tuesday.

December 21, 2014
Women’s Basketball Closes Out FDU In Overtime, 79-74
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Four Bears scored in double figures and freshman Janie White hauled in a career high 18 rebounds as the Brown women’s basketball team rallied past Fairleigh Dickinson in overtime, 79-74, on Sunday at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

December 19, 2014
Women's Basketball Hosts Fairleigh Dickinson On Sunday (1 PM)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After a two-week layoff, the Brown women’s basketball team gets back in action with a non-conference tilt against Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

December 8, 2014
Brown Athletics Announces Faculty & Staff Appreciation Games for Winter 2014-15
Brown Athletics is excited to announce Faculty and Staff Games for Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Men’s Hockey. All Brown faculty and staff will receive up to...

December 7, 2014
Women’s Basketball Clipped By Bonnies in Brown Classic Championship Game, 58-56
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Three Bears scored in double figures on Sunday, but an early 7-0 second half run propelled St. Bonaventure to a 58-56 win over the Brown women’s basketball team in the Brown Classic Championship Game.

December 6, 2014
Women’s Basketball Cruises Past Sacred Heart At The Brown Classic, 66-56
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jordin Alexander netted a game high 21 points and Ellise Sharpe registered seven points, five steals, and four assists as the Brown women’s basketball team raced past Sacred Heart, 66-56 in day one action of the 2014 Brown Classic.

December 5, 2014
Women's Basketball Hosts The Brown Classic This Weekend
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The annual Brown Classic takes place this weekend, as the Brown women’s basketball team will welcome Sacred Heart, Drexel, and St. Bonaventure into the Pizzitola Sports Center.

December 3, 2014
Late Free Throws Lift URI Over Women’s Basketball, 65-61
KINGSTON, R.I. – A 7-0 run in a 1:11 span evened the Brown women’s basketball team up with Rhode Island, but Samantha Tabakman’s free throws with 3.2 seconds to play gave the Rams a 65-61 win at the Ryan Center on Wednesday night.

December 2, 2014
Women's Basketball Battles Rhode Island on Wednesday (7 PM)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women’s basketball team looks to rebound after two hard-fought defeats at the Maine November Tournament last weekend as they travel to the Ryan Center to battle Rhode Island on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

November 29, 2014
Women’s Basketball Downed By Maine, 58-53
BANGOR, Maine – Liz Wood’s career high 25 points led the Maine Black Bears to a 58-53 win over the Brown women’s basketball team on Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center.

November 28, 2014
Second Half Rally Not Enough As Women’s Basketball Falls To Boston College In Overtime, 90-80
BANGOR, Maine – A second half rally, capped by Jordin Alexander’s game-tying jumper at the buzzer, wasn’t enough as Boston College used a 11-0 run to open overtime to defeat the Brown women’s basketball team, 90-80 on Friday at the Black Bear November Tournament.

November 26, 2014
Women's Basketball Heads North For The Black Bear November Tournament
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women’s basketball team heads north on Friday to battle Boston College in the Black Bear November Tournament. On Saturday, the Bears will battle the host Black Bears beginning at 1 p.m.

November 26, 2014
Maine Announces Schedule Changes To This Weekend’s Women’s Basketball Tournament
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Due to weather, the University of Maine has announced schedule changes to this weekend’s women’s basketball tournament to be held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.

November 25, 2014
Women’s Basketball Tripped Up By Bryant, 67-60
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Breanna Rucker’s game high 26 points helped a second half charge that propelled visiting Bryant to a 67-60 win over the Brown women’s basketball team on Tuesday night at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

November 24, 2014
Women's Basketball Hosts Bryant In Home-Opener On Tuesday
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After a three-game road swing to start off the season, the Brown women’s basketball team will finally return to the Pizzitola Sports Center for their home-opener against Bryant on Tuesday night. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m.

November 22, 2014
Women’s Basketball Outlasted By New Hampshire, 60-57
DURHAM, N.H. – A 13-5 run in the final minutes for the Brown women’s basketball team proved to fall just short as the New Hampshire Wildcats held on for a 60-57 win at Lundholm Gymnasium on Saturday night.

November 21, 2014
Women's Basketball Visits New Hampshire On Saturday (7 PM)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women’s basketball team looks to avenge a 77-74 overtime loss to New Hampshire last January as they travel to Durham to visit the Wildcats on Saturday night beginning at 7 p.m.

November 18, 2014
Women’s Basketball Downed by Providence, 78-69
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior Natalie Ball recorded a double-double on 11 points and 13 rebounds, but the Brown women’s basketball team couldn’t contain a second half surge from the host Friars in Providence’s 78-69 win at Alumni Hall on Tuesday night.

November 17, 2014
Women's Basketball Primed For Providence On Tuesday (7 PM)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After a thrilling comeback in Saturday’s season-opener at Vermont, the Brown women’s basketball team sets its sight on local foe, Providence, for a Tuesday night matchup at Alumni Hall beginning at 7 p.m.

November 15, 2014
Second Half Rally Fuels Women’s Basketball’s 81-76 Win Over Vermont
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Junior Jordin Alexander (Fishers, Ind.) shattered her previous career high with 27 points to cap a furious comeback in the Brown women’s basketball team’s 81-76 season-opening victory at Vermont on Saturday.

November 14, 2014
Women's Basketball Opens Up At Vermont On Saturday (2 PM)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women’s basketball team, under the direction of first-year Head Coach Sarah Behn, opens up the 2014-15 season at Vermont on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m.

November 6, 2014
Women's Basketball Season Preview
First-year Head Coach Sarah Behn sits down with BrownBears.TV to discuss the upcoming season. Brown opens up at Vermont on Nov. 15.

October 28, 2014
Women’s Basketball Picked Eighth in Ivy League Preseason Poll
PRINCETON, N.J. – The Brown women’s basketball team finished eighth in the 2014-15 Ivy League Preseason Media Poll in an announcement made by the league on Tuesday.

October 20, 2014
Brown Men's Hockey, Men's & Women's Basketball Single Game Tickets On Sale
Providence, RI – Single game tickets for Brown Men’s Hockey, Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball are now on sale! Tickets can be purchased online, by calling the Brown Athletics Ticket Office at (401) 863-2773, or at the Box Office located...

September 17, 2014
Brown Athletics Unveils 250th Anniversary Throwback Uniforms
Providence, RI – To commemorate Brown University’s year-long 250th Anniversary celebration, Brown Athletics has unveiled six throwback uniforms...

September 3, 2014
Women's Basketball Announces 2014-15 Schedule
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – First-year head women’s basketball coach Sarah Behn has released Brown’s 2014-15 schedule in an announcement made on Wednesday.

July 24, 2014
Women’s Basketball Earns WBCA Top 25 Academic Team Honor Roll Recognition
ATLANTA – For the second consecutive season, the Brown women’s basketball team earned a spot on the WBCA Top 25 Academic Team Honor Roll as announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Thursday.

July 16, 2014
Women's Basketball Welcomes Six-Member Class of 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown women’s basketball coach Sarah Behn has announced the six-member class of 2018 joining the Bears this fall.

June 30, 2014
Women's Basketball Adds Tomasso, Burks-Wiley, and Patch to Coaching Staff
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Ralph Tomasso, Jesyka Burks-Wiley, and Tyler Patch have been named assistant coaches for the Brown women’s basketball team in an announcement made by Head Coach Sarah Behn on Monday.

May 21, 2014
Sarah Behn Tabbed as Head Women's Basketball Coach
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown Director of Athletics, Jack Hayes, named Sarah Behn as the Elizabeth F. Turner ’98 Women’s Basketball Coaching Chair in a press conference at the Nelson Fitness Center on Wednesday.