Brooklyn, New York – 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.
Harris, who was a perfect 7 of 7 from the field, tossed in 13 of his 18 points in the second half and pulled down a career best six rebounds. Junior Adrian Williams overcame a sluggish start to score 12 of his 14 points after intermission, all on three-point baskets. Senior Peter Sullivan also scored in double figures, chipping in 12 points for the Bears.
A first team All-Ivy selection a year ago, Mullery connected on 8 of 9 shots from the field, grabbed six rebounds and made four steals. He also established a new school record for career blocked shots with 121, surpassing the previous mark of 119 blocked shot by Alai Nuualiitia from 1999-2003. Mullery’s six blocked shots tied his own single-season game record.
Brown took the lead for good in the second half, 57-55, on a lay-up by freshman Matt Sullivan with 5:44 left in the game. Harris gave the Bears their biggest lead, 66-63, on a corner jump shot with 1:53 left in the game and the shot clock running down.
Brown’s starting lineup featured the brother combo of junior Peter Sullivan and freshman Matt Sullivan, with the Bears starting brothers for the first time in 43 years when the Tarr brothers, Don ’65 and Dave ’66, donned the Brown uniform.
With the score tied, 17-17, St. Francis outscored the Bears to take a 25-17 advantage on a jump shot by Alex Harrington with 7:53 left in the first half.
Brown clawed its way back to cut the Terriers’ advantage to two points at the half, 32-30. Senior Matt Mullery and Peter Sullivan each scored 10 first half points for the Bears.
Brown travels to Blacksburg, Virginia, to face the Virginia Tech Hokies on Sunday, November 15 in the first game of the Philly Hoop Group Classic. Game time is 4:00 pm at Cassell Coliseum.