Penn Rallies For 80-78 Overtime Win Over Brown

Philadelphia, PA –Senior Jack Eggleston scored a game high 25 points, including 14 in the second half and five points in overtime, to rally Penn to an 80-78 overtime win over Brown at the Palestra. The win gives the Quakers an 8-8 overall record, 2-0 in the Ivy League, while Brown falls to 7-11, 0-4 in Ivy play.

 

Brown held a 73-67 lead with 2:01 remaining in regulation after a basket by senior Garrett Leffelman.  The Quakers scored the last six points in regulation, three by Eggleston and three by Connor Turley to send the game into overtime.

 

Eggleston scored the first five points in overtime, but the Bears clawed back to trail, 80-78, following two free throws by sophomore Andrew McCarthy with 46 seconds left in overtime.  Following a defensive stop, Brown senior guard Adrian Williams, who scored a team high 22 points, got off a long trey with six seconds remaining.  The Bears' Garrett Leffelman got the rebound and called time-out with four seconds remaining.  Unfortunately, the Bears were unable to get a shot off in the waning seconds.

 

Brown's offense had been dormant in its last two games, but received a much-needed lift from Williams, who scored a season high 19 points in the first half alone, as the Bears built a 47-40 lead at intermission. Williams connected on 5 of 6 treys in the opening 20 minutes to lead Brown's three-point barrage, with the Bears connecting on 8 of 15 treys.

 

The Bears led by as many as eight points in the first half, 37-29, on two free throws by Williams with 5:11 remaining, before settling on the 47-40 halftime advantage.

 

Williams' 22 points came on 6 of 10 shooting from the field, including 6 of 8 from behind the three-point arc.  With six treys, he moved into seventh place on Brown's all-time three-point list with 141 career treys.

 

Two more Brown players scored in double figures, including freshman Sean McGonagill, who had a double-double with 12 points and a career high 10 assists, along with sophomore Tucker Halpern with 11 points.  Freshman Dockery Walker just missed a double-double with eight points and 10 rebounds.

 

Eggleston's 25 points came on sizzling 11 of 15 shooting from the field.  He also added a game high 12 rebounds to complete the double-double. Senior Tyler Bernardini chipped in with 17 points for the Quakers, while junior Zack Rosen tossed in 13 points.

 

The Bears played without senior forward Peter Sullivan, Brown's 11th all-time career leading scorer, who was injured Friday night against Princeton, and was unable to play.  Sullivan had started 94 consecutive games for the Bears and had played in every game in his Brown career, totaling 104 games.

 
Brown plays its first full Ivy home weekend, facing Columbia and Cornell next Friday and Saturday, February 4 and 5, at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Friday's game tips-off at 7:00 p.m., while Saturday's game starts at 6:00 p.m., preceded by the annual Alumni Game.

 

Pictured:  Adrian Williams '11.  photo by dspics.com