April 7, 2010
Winter Academic All-Ivy Announced
Providence, RI- The Ivy League released its winter list of Academic All-Ivy honorees, with ten Brown student-athletes being recognized. The five males and five females were starters or key reserves on their respective varsity teams and carry a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.
March 10, 2010
Matt Mullery Selected All-Ivy In Mens Basketball
Brown senior center Matt Mullery (Millstone, NJ), Browns 16th all-time career leading scorer, has earned All-Ivy honors for the second consecutive season, being selected second team All-Ivy in a vote of the eight Ancient Eight head basketball coaches.
March 6, 2010
Columbia Topples Brown, 65-56, In Seasons Final Game
Senior Niko Scott scored a game high 22 points to lead Columbia to a Ivy League win over Brown in the final game of the season for both teams. Junior Garrett Leffelman led the Bears with a career high 20 points on 7 of 15 shooting from the field and 4 of 9 shooting from behind the three-point arc, while senior Matt Mullery added 19 points.
March 5, 2010
Cornell Tops Brown, 95-76, Gains NCAA Tournament Bid
Cornell connected on an Ivy League record 20 treys to capture the Ivy league Championship and become the first team in the country to punch its ticket into the NCAA Tournament with a 95-76 victory over Brown at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The win lifts the Big Red to 26-4 overall and 12-1 in the Ivy League, while Brown falls to 11-19, 5-8 in Ivy play.
March 4, 2010
Brown Wraps-Up 2009-2010 Season At Home vs. Cornell and Columbia
Brown will wrap-up its 2009-2010 season at home this weekend, hosting first place Cornell and Columbia at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Friday and Saturday, March 5 & 6. The Bears, winners of four of its last six games, will look to fend off Cornells (25-4, 11-1 Ivy) bid to be the first team to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Brown seniors Steve Gruber and Matt Mullery will wrap-up their collegiate playing careers on Saturday, and will be honored in ceremonies prior to the Bears game against Columbia (10-16, 4-8 Ivy).
February 27, 2010
Mullerys 20 Points Leads Brown Over Dartmouth, 76-57
Senior Matt Mullery scored 20 points and freshman Tucker Halpern added 16 points, to lead Brown to a 76-57 Ivy League victory over Dartmouth at Leede Arena Saturday evening. The win, Browns fourth in its last six games, gives the Bears an 11-18 overall record, 5-7 in Ivy play, while Dartmouth falls to 5-21, 1-11 in the Ivy League.
February 26, 2010
Harvard Takes Down Brown, 91-71
Freshman Brandyn Curry scored 13 of his game high 21 points in the first half as Harvard built a 54-33 halftime lead and cruised to a 91-71 win over Brown at Lavietes Pavilion Friday evening. The loss snaps a modest two-game Brown winning streak and drops the Bears to 10-18 overall, 4-7 in the Ivy League. Harvard extended its record to 19-6, 8-3 in Ivy play, tying the school record for wins in a season.
February 25, 2010
Streaking Bears Travel To Harvard and Dartmouth
As the season winds down, the Brown mens basketball team seems to be getting stronger. Brown, winners of three of their last four games, will be on the road for the final time this season, traveling to Boston, Mass. to face Harvard Friday, February 26, and then up to Hanover, New Hampshire to battle Dartmouth on Saturday, February 27.
February 23, 2010
Matt Mullery Named CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American
Brown senior center Matt Mullery (Millstone, New Jersey) has been named to the 2009-10 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Mens Basketball teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, earning Third Team honors.
February 22, 2010
Freshman Tucker Halpern Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Brown freshman forward Tucker Halpern (Brookline, Mass.) was named the Ivy Leagues Rookie of the Week for the second time this season after helping Brown to weekend victories at Penn (80-73) and Princeton (57-54), and propelling the Bears to a sweep of the Quakers and Tigers on the road for the second time in Brown basketball history.
February 20, 2010
Brown Beats Princeton, 57-54, To Complete Weekend Sweep
Brown connected on 18 of 19 free throws, including two by senior Steve Gruber to ice the game with eight seconds remaining, to come away with a 57-54 Ivy League victory over Princeton and earn its second ever road sweep of Princeton and Penn.
February 19, 2010
Matt Mullerys 22 Points Leads Brown Over Penn, 80-73
Brown senior Matt Mullery scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while juniors Peter Sullivan and Garrett Leffelman added 18 points each, as the Bears withstood a late Penn rally to defeat the Quakers, 80-73, at the Palestra.
February 18, 2010
Bears Travel To Penn and Second-Place Princeton
Brown will wrap-up its season series with Penn and Princeton, traveling to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to face the Quakers on Friday, February 19, and to Princeton, New Jersey on Saturday, February 20 to battle the Tigers.
February 13, 2010
Second Half Surge Gives Harvard 81-67 Win Over Brown
Harvard freshman Kyle Casey scored a game high 27 points on 8 of 9 shooting from the field to lead the Crimson to an 81-67 Ivy league win over Brown at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Brown junior Peter Sullivan led the Bears with 20 points and six rebounds, while junior Garrett Leffelman tossed in a career high 16 points on sizzling 6 of 9 shooting from the field. Freshman Matt Sullivan chipped in with nine points for the Bears.
February 12, 2010
Bears Hit 33 Free Throws In 75-60 Win Over Dartmouth
Junior Peter Sullivan scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while senior Matt Mullery tossed in 14 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, to lead Brown to a 75-60 Ivy League victory over Dartmouth at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
February 12, 2010
Brown Basketball Set To Host Dartmouth and Harvard
Brown's men's basketball team returns home to the friendly confines of the Pizzitola Sports Center to host Dartmouth and Harvard on Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13, with both games tipping off at 7:00 p.m.
February 6, 2010
#25 Cornell Holds Off Brown, 74-60
25th-ranked Cornell had all it could handle with Brown, but closed with a 16-4 run in the games last seven minutes to earn a 74-60 Ivy League win over the Bears at Newman Arena. Bears senior center Matt Mullery led all scorers with 21 points and became the 23rd player in Brown basketball history to score 1,000 or more career points. His 1,000th point came on a lay-up with 12:55 left in the first half and gave the Bears an 18-16 lead. Mullery now has 1,015 career points for the Bears.
February 5, 2010
Columbia Rallies For 65-54 Win Over Brown
Sophomore Noruwa Agho scored 18 points and junior Asenso Ampim scored 11 of his 17 points in the second half, to rally Columbia to a 65-54 win over Brown Friday evening at Levien Gymnasium. The Bears were led by senior Matt Mullery, who netted 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Mullery now has 994 career points and will look to become the 23rd player in Brown basketball history to score 1,000 career points tomorrow evening at Cornell.
February 4, 2010
Matt Mullery Named To ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Men's Basketball Team
Brown senior center Matt Mullery (Millstone, New Jersey) has been selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District men's basketball team. His name will now be placed on the national ballot for Academic All-America voting.
February 4, 2010
Bears Back In Action At Columbia and #25 Cornell
Brown's men's basketball team takes its first extensive Ivy road trip of the season, starting in New York City on Friday night (2/5) against Columbia, and Saturday evening (2/6) in Ithaca, New York, to face 25th ranked Cornell.
January 30, 2010
Penn Tops Brown, 55-54, in Controversial Ending
Junior Dan Moncktons lay-up off a missed three-point basket was ruled good at the buzzer by the officials to give Penn a controversial 55-54 win over Brown at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The replay viewed later clearly showed the basket came after the buzzer sounded and the red light on the backboard was lit. In fact, Monckton had yet to touch the ball when the clock hit 0:00 and the buzzer sounded. Unfortunately for the Bears, replay was not available at the scorers table so the referees decision stood.
January 29, 2010
Brown Falls To Princeton, 63-46
Sophomore Doug Davis scored 14 of his game high 16 points in the first half as Princeton built a 40-18 halftime lead and cruised to a 63-46 win over Brown at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The win lifts the Tigers to 10-5 overall, 1-0 in the Ivy League, while Brown drops to 7-13, 1-2 in Ivy play.
January 28, 2010
Ivy Season In Full Swing As Bears Host Princeton and Penn
Brown hosts its first full weekend of Ivy League action, hosting Princeton and Penn on Friday and Saturday, January 29 & 30, at the Pizzitola Sports Center, with both games starting at 7:00 p.m. Coach Jesse Agels squad is 1-1 in the Ivy League following a split in games against Yale. Both Princeton (9-5, 0-0 Ivy) and Penn (1-13, 0-0 Ivy) will be opening their Ivy League season this weekend.
January 22, 2010
Yale Avoids Sweep, Tops Bears, 71-63
Yale senior guard Alex Zampier scored 22 points to lead the Bulldogs to a 71-63 win over Brown at the Pizzitola Sports Center, and gain a split of the season series with the Bears. Both Brown and Yale are 7-12 overall, 1-1 in the Ivy League. Matt Mullery '10 led the Bears with 19 points and nine rebounds.
January 21, 2010
Brown Basketball Hosts Rhode Island Special Olympics Hoops Clinic: January 13, 2010
Coach Jesse Agel's Brown men's basketball squad teamed with Rhode Island Special Olympics for a basketball clinic at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Wednesday, January 13, 2010. Over 150 Special Olympians attended the clinic that was hosted by the Brown players and coaching staff.
January 21, 2010
First Place Bears Host Yale In Key Ivy Match-up
The Ivy League Mens Basketball Playoffs continue this week with the Bears, poised in first place in the Ivy standings, hosting Yale on Friday, January 22nd at the Pizzitola Sports Center at 7:00 p.m., in a re-match of last weeks game. Brown (7-11, 1-0 Ivy) opened its Ivy League season with a 75-66 victory over Yale (6-12, 0-1 Ivy) last Friday in New Haven. Steve Gruber 10 scored a career high 15 points to lead the Bears, while Andrew McCarthy 13 added 14 points and eight rebounds.
January 18, 2010
Andrew McCarthy Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Brown freshman forward Andrew McCarthy (Sudbury, Mass.) was named the Ivy league Rookie of the Week for the second time this season for his performance in the Bears' key Ivy League win over Yale in New Haven, and for his play at Quinnipiac.
January 15, 2010
Brown Opens Ivy Season With 75-66 Win Over Yale
The Ivy Leagues 14-game playoff to crown its league champion began Friday evening with Brown coming away with a hard-fought 75-66 victory over Yale behind a strong performance by senior Steve Gruber, who came off the bench to score a career high 15 points.
January 14, 2010
Brown hoop star Matt Mullery '10 has special connection with Special Olympians
He was 9 years old when his brother Christopher was born with Down syndrome, a chromosome disorder that often includes developmental difficulties. Brown senior Matt Mullery reflects on his special relationship with Christopher and how it influences his life.
January 13, 2010
Brown Opens Ivy League Season At Yale
While most conferences have a post-season tournament to crown its champion, the Ivy League boasts a 14-game regular season playoff, covering eight weeks, to determine its champion and NCAA Tournament qualifier. For Brown, it all starts Friday evening, January 15 in New Haven, as the Bears travel to Yale for the Ivy League opener at Lee Amphitheater, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
January 11, 2010
Quinnipiac Holds Off Brown, 88-75
Junior Justin Ruddy scored 25 points, all in the paint, and senior James Feldine added 19 points, to lead Quinnipiac to an 88-75 win over Brown in the final non-league game for the Bears. Brown freshman Tucker Halpern, who Monday was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week, scored a game and career high 26 points by connecting on 6 of 13 treys, including five treys in the second half.
January 11, 2010
Tucker Halpern Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Brown freshman forward Tucker Halpern (Brookline, Mass.) was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for his play in games against Wagner and Army last week. He scored a career high 22 points in the Bears' overtime win over Wagner.
January 6, 2010
Army Topples Brown, 59-51
Julian Simmons scored 15 of his game high 16 points in the second half to rally Army to a 59-51 victory over Brown at Christl Arena on the West Point campus. Two freshmen were at the top of the class for the Bears, led by Tucker Halpern, who netted a game high 13 points with seven rebounds. Classmate Andrew McCarthy had nine points and pulled down a game high and career best 12 rebounds, while blocking four shots
January 4, 2010
Matt Mullerys Overtime Basket With :05 Remaining Lifts Brown Over Wagner, 72-71
Senior center Matt Mullerys lay-up with five seconds remaining rallied Brown to a 72-71 overtime victory over Wagner at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Freshman Tucker Halpern was the big story for the Bears, scoring 22 points on 9 of 20 shooting from the field, and pulling down seven rebounds, both career highs.
January 3, 2010
Brown Hosts Wagner In Final Non-League Home Game
After dropping two close games to Sacred Heart and American, Brown will look to get back on track with its final non-league home game of the season, facing Wagner on Monday, January 4 at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
January 2, 2010
American Holds Off Brown, 76-68
Junior Nick Hendra scored 18 points and junior Vlad Moldoveanu added 15 points to lead American to a 74-68 non-league win over Brown at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The loss drops Brown to 5-9 overall, while American moves to 3-11. Brown junior Peter Sullivan led all scorers with 19 points, and completed his first career double-double with a game high 11 rebounds. Sullivan connected on 9 of 9 free throws and 5 of 9 field goals.
December 30, 2009
Mullerys 31 Points Not Enough, Brown Falls to Sacred Heart, 83-78
Brown senior Matt Mullery scored a career high 31 points, but it wasnt enough as Sacred Heart came away with an 83-78 win over the Bears in their final game of calendar year 2009.
December 28, 2009
Brown Takes Down Kean, 74-63
After a 21-day break for final exams and the Holidays, Brown head coach Jesse Agel wasnt sure what to expect from his team. He found out quickly as the Bears awoke from their long hibernation to hold off a pesky Kean squad, 74-63, at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
December 26, 2009
Brown Hosts Kean on Monday After 21-Day Hibernation
Head coach Jesse Agels Brown Bears return to action after a 21-day hibernation to host Kean on Monday, December 28 at the Pizzitola Sports Center, starting at 7:00 p.m.
December 7, 2009
Bears Fall To Friars, 78-62, In Battle of Providence
Providence College used a strong second half surge to pull away from a close game at the half and earn a 78-62 win over Brown in a battle of cross-town rivals at the Dunkin Donuts Center. The loss drops Brown to 4-7 overall, while the Friars go to 6-3 on the season.
December 7, 2009
Bears and Friars Tangle At The Dunk
Browns shortest road trip of the season comes tonight as the Bears bus downtown Providence to battle the PC Friars at the Dunkin Donuts Center at 7:00 p.m.
December 5, 2009
Minnesota Topples Bears, 91-53
Minnesota had six players score in double figures, utilizing a decided inside advantage and strong outside shooting, to build a 51-20 halftime lead and coast to a 91-53 victory over Brown before a crowd of 12,420 at Williams Arena. The loss drops the Bears to 4-6 overall, while the Golden Gophers advance to 5-3 overall.
December 4, 2009
Bears To Battle Golden Gophers
Head coach Jesse Agel's Brown men's basketball team will ramp-up its non-league schedule this week, traveling to Minneapolis to face the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, December 5 in a 2:30 p.m. (CST) matinee match-up at Williams Arena. Listen to all the action live on WPRV-AM 790, with Scott Cordischi calling the play and Russ Tyler '71 providing the color commentary.
December 2, 2009
Holy Cross Rallies For 85-79 Overtime Win Over Bears
Holy Cross scored the last eight points of regulation and outscored Brown 8-1 to open the first overtime period, as the Crusaders rallied for an 85-79 overtime win over the Bears at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The loss drops Brown to 4-5 overall, while Holy Cross earned its second straight win to move to 2-6 overall.
December 1, 2009
Bears Return Home To Face Holy Cross
The Brown mens basketball team returns home to the Pizzitola Sports Center on Wednesday, December 2nd to battle Holy Cross, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Bears, winners of three of their last four games, have posted a 4-4 overall record, while the Crusaders come in at 1-6 for the season.
November 30, 2009
Matt Sullivan Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Brown freshman guard Matt Sullivan (Wilmette, IL) was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for his play in helping Brown to wins in two of three games against Bryant, the University of the Sciences and Siena.
November 28, 2009
Siena Takes Down Brown, 99-79, In Philly Hoop Group Classic
Junior guard Clarence Jackson scored 18 of his game high 23 points in the second half to lead Siena to a 99-79 win over Brown, snapping a three-game winning streak for the Bears, at the Philly Hoop Group Classic at the Palestra. Bears senior All-Ivy center Matt Mullery led Brown with 23 points, hitting 10 of 13 field goals for the game. The loss evens the Bears record at 4-4 on the season, while Siena moves to 4-2 overall.
November 27, 2009
Bears Cruise To 69-48 Win Over University of the Sciences In Philly Hoop Group Classic
Junior Adrian Williams scored 12 points, while senior Matt Mullery and freshman Matt Sullivan scored 11 points each to help Brown cruise to its third straight win, a 69-48 victory over the University of the Sciences in the Philly Hoop Group Classic at the Palestra.
November 25, 2009
Leffelmans Last Second Shot Lifts Brown To 70-68 Win Over Bryant
Junior Garrett Leffelmans rebound and lay-up with three-tenths of a second remaining propelled Brown to a 70-68 come from behind victory over Bryant at the Chace Athletic Center. The win, Browns second straight, lifts the Bears to 3-3 overall, while Bryant drops to 0-5 on the season. Bears senior Matt Mullery led a furious Brown second comeback from a 10-point halftime deficit, scoring 15 of his game high 21 points in the second half.
November 24, 2009
Bears Travel Cross-State To Battle Bryant
The Brown mens basketball team will travel 15 minutes north of campus for a Thanksgiving eve match-up against Bryant College at the Chace Athletic Center, starting at 4:00 p.m.
November 23, 2009
Mullery and McCarthy Named Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Week
Brown senior center Matt Mullery (Millstone, NJ) was named the Ivy League Player of the Week and freshman forward Andrew McCarthy (Sudbury, MA) has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for their play in games last week against Rhode Island, St. Johns and Maine.
November 22, 2009
Brown Wins The Battle Of The Bears Over Maine, 75-62
Senior Matt Mullery scored a game high 24 points and junior Peter Sullivan added 20 points to lead the Brown Bears to a 75-62 victory over the Maine Black Bears at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The win gives the Bears a 2-3 record, while Maine drops to 2-2.
November 20, 2009
St. Johns Hangs On For 79-76 Win Over Brown
The St. Johns Red Storm survived a furious Brown second half rally to hold on for a 79-76 win over the Bears at Carnesecca Arena in the Philly Hoop Group Classic. Junior Peter Sullivan scored 12 of his game high 17 points in the second half as the Bears mounted a fast-paced comeback and seemed to tire out the physical Red Storm team.
November 20, 2009
Bears and Red Storm Clash In Philly Hoop Group Classic
Brown returns to the hardwood tonight at 7:00 p.m. to face St. Johns at Carnesecca Arena in the second game of the Philly Hoop Group Classic. Brown (1-2), coming off a home loss to URI, is in the midst of playing 11 games in 22 days. St. Johns, the only Big East team with five returning starters, opened its season with wins over LIU and St. Bonaventure.
November 18, 2009
Brown and Rhody Tangle At The Pizzitola Sports Center
The 153rd renewal of the Brown-Rhode Island basketball series will tip-off at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Wednesday, November 18 starting at 7:30 p.m. Its Browns home opener after playing two games on the road, while Rhode Island will make its season debut against the Bears.
November 18, 2009
Bears Fall To URI, 78-57
Rhode Islands tenacious defense proved to be too much for Brown, scoring 34 points off turnovers, as the Rams pulled away from a one point half time lead to defeat the Bears, 78-57, before a near sellout crowd of 2,695 at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
November 15, 2009
Brown Falls To Virginia Tech, 69-55, In Philly Hoop Group Classic
Browns strong second half comeback bid came up short against Virginia Tech, as the Bears dropped a 69-55 decision to the Hokies before a crowd of 9,693 in the first game of the Philly Hoop Group Classic at Cassell Coliseum.
November 14, 2009
Brown Travels To Virginia Tech For Opener of Philly Hoop Group Classic
After opening its season with a 68-64 win over Virginia Tech on Friday, Brown will travel to Blacksburg, Virginia to face Virginia Tech on Sunday, November 15, in the opener of the Philly Hoop Group Classic. The match-up between the Bears and the Hokies will be the second ever between the two schools.
November 13, 2009
Harris Scores 18 Points To Lead Brown Over St. Francis, 68-64, In Season Opener
Sophomore Jean-Herbert Harris came off the bench to score a career high 18 points, and senior Matt Mullery scored 16 points and blocked a school record six shots, to lead Brown to a 68-64 come-from-behind season opening win over St. Francis (NY).
November 12, 2009
Brown Tips-Off 104th Basketball Season vs. St. Francis (NY) on Friday
The Brown men basketball team will tip-off its 104th season of intercollegiate play season on Friday, November 13, against St. Francis College in Brooklyn New York, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Head coach Jesse Agels squad will feature mix of strong returning players along with some talented newcomers.
November 6, 2009
Matt Mullery Named Candidate For Lowes Senior CLASS Award
Brown University senior forward Matt Mullery (Millstone, New Jersey) is among 30 mens basketball student-athletes, who excel on and off the court, to be selected as candidates the 2009 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: Classroom, Character, Community, and Competition.
October 15, 2009
Bears Open Pre-Season On Friday, October 16
Head coach Jesse Agel and the Brown mens basketball team begin pre-season practice on Friday, October 16, with a solid arsenal of All-Ivy and returning starters, an improving group of emerging players, and a strong collection of newcomers to face a challenging 31-game schedule.
October 15, 2009
Brown Hockey and Basketball Tickets Now on Sale
With the arrival of autumn, theres no better way to catch the excitement of Brown basketball and hockey than by the purchase of Season Ticket Packages and single game tickets, which are now available at the Brown ticket office. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets by filling out the renewal form they received in the mail, order over the phone, or to purchase tickets online at BrownBears.com.
July 23, 2009
Brown Announces Its 2009-2010 Mens Basketball Schedule
Brown mens basketball coach Jesse Agel will launch an ambitious 31-game schedule that opens on the road at St. Francis (NY) on Friday, November 13. This years schedule features five teams that qualified for last years NCAA Championship and a school-record 31 games. Among the highlights of the 2009-2010 slate are two Big East teams ( Providence, St. Johns), a Big 10 (Minnesota) and ACC opponent (Virginia Tech), and a home game against cross-state rival Rhode Island, before the Bears open their Ivy League schedule on the road against Yale on January 15.