January 21, 2012

Bears Fall To Yale, 73-60

Providence, Rhode Island - The re-match between Brown and Yale took a different route than the first game, but in the end the result was the same, with Yale coming away with a 73-60 Ivy League win over Brown in a snow delayed game at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The win lifts Yale's record to 12-4 overall, 2-0 in the Ivy League, while Brown falls to 5-13, 0-2 in Ivy play.

 

In the first meeting a week ago, Brown led for most of the game before falling behind in the game's final minutes.  This time, Yale, who arrived an hour late because of slow travel conditions on I-95, had control for the majority of the game and never trailed in the second half.

 

Rebounding proved to be a major factor in the game with Yale out-rebounding the Bears by a 49-31 margin. Both teams struggled from the field with Yale shooting 42-percent (25 of 59) and Brown just 35-percent (21 of 60).

 

Yale senior All-Ivy center Greg Mangano, the Ivy League's leading scorer, stood out for the Bulldogs with a double-double, scoring 18 points on 7 of 15 shooting from the field, while grabbing a game high 11 rebounds.  Junior Reggie Willhite (13 points) and Austin Morgan (10 points) also scored in double figures for the Bulldogs.

 

Junior guard Stephen Albrecht kept the Bears in the game by scoring a career high 23 points, connecting on 8 of 19 field goals with four treys. Bears' sophomore guard Sean McGonagill chipped in with 11 points.  Junior center Andrew McCarthy battled with six points, a team high seven rebounds, and two blocked shots.

 

Yale jumped out to an early 15-9 advantage, but the Bears quickly recovered and held a 25-21 lead on a trey by McGonagill with 7:09 left in the half. The score changed five times in the half before Yale pulled ahead, 38-35, at intermission.

 

The Elis kept up the pressure in the second half and built a 54-45 advantage with 13:40 left on a lay-up by Jesse Pritchard.

 

Brown clawed its way back into the game and pulled to within four points, 56-52, on another Harris trey with 7:45 left in the game.  But the Bulldogs out-scored the Bears, 13-5 over the next five minutes to take its biggest lead, 69-57, on a jump shot by Jeremiah Kreisberg.

 

Brown returns to action Monday evening, January 23, traveling to Smithfield, Rhode Island to face cross-state rival Bryant University.  Former Brown men's basketball head coach Frank Dobbs is now an assistant coach with the Bulldogs.  Tip-off is 7:00 p.m.