Bears To Battle Golden Gophers

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.

Brown (4-5) fell in overtime to Holy Cross, 85-79, on Wednesday, despite a career high 28 points by junior forward Peter Sullivan, who connected on 7 of 13 field goals and 12 of 12 free throws. Sullivan is the Ivy League’s sixth leading scorer with 14.4 points per game

Minnesota (4-3) dropped from the Top 20 rankings this week, after winning its first four games and dropping consecutive games to Portland, Texas A&M and Miami (63-58).

Senior center and tri-captain Matt Mullery who netted 21 points vs. Holy Cross on Wednesday, is Brown’s leading scorer with 17.2 points per game, fourth best in the Ivy League, while his 2.0 blocked shots per game and 64-percent shooting (61 of 96) leads the league. Mullery is Brown’s all-time leader in blocked shots with 133 career blocks.

Brown’s freshman class continues to contribute. Freshman guard Matt Sullivan, last week’s Ivy Rookie of the Week, netted nine points against Holy Cross. Freshman forward Andrew McCarthy scored just five points against Holy Cross, but grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked four shots against the Crusaders. Freshman forward Tucker Halpern chipped in with nine points, four assists and four rebounds.

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