2013-2014 Brown Men's Basketball News
May 13, 2014
Team Awards Announced At Brown Basketball Banquet
Brown basketball coach Mike Martin announced the team’s annual achievement awards at the Brown Basketball Team Banquet on May 2 at the Brown Faculty Club. Martin’s squad posted a 15-14 overall record and earned a berth in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, hosting its first ever postseason game.
April 15, 2014
Brown Men’s Basketball Team Banquet To Be Held On May 2
Brown men’s basketball coach Mike Martin announced that his team will hold its annual end-of the-year banquet on Friday May 2nd at 6:30pm at the Brown Faculty Club, celebrating the accomplishments of its 2013-2014 team that finished with 15 overall wins, the most since 2008, and earned a berth in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.
March 17, 2014
Holy Cross Holds Off Brown, 68-65, In CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament
Holy Cross held off a late Brown surge to come away with a 68-65 win over the Bears in the opening round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Anthony Thompson’s 15 points led five Holy Cross players in double figures, while Brown freshman Leland King led all scorers with 18 points.
March 16, 2014
Brown and Holy Cross Launch March Madness In College Insider.com Postseason Tournament On Monday
March Madness begins in Providence with Brown hosting Holy Cross in the opening round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament on Monday, March 17 at the Pizzitola Sports Center, starting at 7:00 pm. Tickets for Monday evening’s match-up against the Crusaders can be purchased online, on the phone or in person at the Pizzitola Ticket Office.
March 14, 2014
Brown Hosts Holy Cross In CollegeInsider.Com Postseason Tournament On Monday
The Brown men's basketball team (15-13) will be making its fifth postseason appearance, hosting Holy Cross (19-13) on Monday, March 17 at the Pizzitola Sports Center in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. The first round battle battle between the Ivy League and Patriot League will tip-off at 7pm and tickets are available online or by calling 401-863-2773.
March 12, 2014
Brown To Host Holy Cross In Opening Round of the CollegeInsider.Com Tournament on Monday, March 17
The Brown men’s basketball team will host Holy Cross in the opening round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) on Monday, March 17 at the Pizzitola Sports Center, beginning at 7:00 pm.
March 12, 2014
Sean McGonagill Named First Team All-Ivy; Cedric Kuakumensah Repeats As Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year
Brown senior guard Sean McGonagill (Brookfield, IL) has been named First Team All-Ivy for the second straight year and sophomore forward Cedric Kuakumensah (Worcester, MA) has repeated as the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year in a vote of the eight Ivy League head basketball coaches.
March 12, 2014
Sean McGonagill Named To National Association of Basketball Coaches 2013-14 Division I All-District Team
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the NABC Division I All-‐District teams for 2013-‐14, recognizing the nation’s best men’s collegiate basketball student-‐athletes. Brown senior guard Sean McGonagill (Brookfield, IL), Brown’s third all-time leading scorer with 1,608 career points, was named a second team All-District 13 selection.
March 11, 2014
Brown Accepts Bid to CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament
Brown has accepted a bid to compete in the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) and will be hosting a first round game at the Pizzitola Sports Center against an opponent to be determined on either Monday, March 17, Tuesday, March 18 or Wednesday, March 19. The Bears will be making their fourth postseason tournament appearance.
March 10, 2014
Brown’s Leland King Named Ivy Rookie of the Week for Fourth Time
Brown freshman forward Leland King (Inglewood, Calif.) capped off an incredible rookie season by being named the Ivy League’s Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season for his play in games against Dartmouth and Harvard.
March 8, 2014
Harvard Holds Off Brown, 98-93, In Overtime
Brown had an opportunity to knock off Ivy league Champion Harvard Saturday evening at the Pizzitola Sports Center in senior Sean McGonagill’s final collegiate regular season game. But the Crimson had other ideas, holding off the Bears for a thrilling 98-93 overtime win in the final regular season game for both teams. McGonagill scored 26 points to complete his storied Brown career with several Brown records. He is Brown’s all-time leader in career treys (247), career starts (113), single season treys (91).
March 7, 2014
Brown Falls To Dartmouth, 75-68
Tyler Melville scored 23 points and Connor Boehm added 22 points to lead Dartmouth to a 75-68 upset win over Brown in an Ivy League game at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The Bears were paced by freshman Leland King, who scored a team high 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the field, while also grabbing seven rebounds.
March 6, 2014
Brown Wraps-Up 2014 Regular Season vs. Dartmouth and Harvard
Brown (15-11, 7-5 Ivy) wraps up its 2013-14 regular season this Friday and Saturday, March 7 & 8, hosting Dartmouth and Harvard at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The basketball program is also honored to take part in Brown University's 250th Anniversary Celebration which officially kicks off this weekend. Seniors Sean McGonagill and Josh Biber will take part in Senior Day ceremonies prior to Saturday evening's game, and the top five scorers in Brown Basketball history - Earl Hunt '03, Arnie Berman '72, Jason Forte '05, Sean McGonagill '14 and Peter Sullivan '11 - will be honored at halftime of Saturday's game as part of the 250th Anniversary Celebration.
March 5, 2014
Men's Basketball Senior Weekend Preview - Dartmouth & Harvard
Head Coach Mike Martin sits down to talk senior weekend, the state of the program and Brown's outlook for the future. #GoBruno
March 1, 2014
Brown’s Late Comeback Bid Falls Short, Bears Fall To Princeton, 69-64
Brown’s furious second half comeback wasn’t enough as the Bears dropped a 69-64 Ivy League decision to Princeton at Jadwin Gymnasium. Bears’ senior guard Sean McGonagill led the Bears with 19 points.
February 28, 2014
Brown Completes Season Sweep Over Penn, 76-67
Freshman Steven Spieth scored 19 points and grabbed a career high 12 rebounds to lead Brown to a 76-67 Ivy League win over Penn to complete its first sweep over the Quakers since 2008. Brown assures itself of a winning season and improves to 15-10 overall and 7-4 in the Ivy League, maintaining third place in the Ivy standings. Penn falls to 7-17 overall and 4-6 in Ivy play.
February 28, 2014
Brown Pacifies Penn, Sweep Quakers at The Palestra
Freshman Steven Spieth lead the way for the Bears, scoring 19 points and bringing in 12 rebounds to guide the Bears to a 76-67 victory over the Quakers. This is Brown's first sweep over Penn since 2008. #GoBruno
February 27, 2014
Brown Heads South To Battle Penn and Princeton In Key Ivy Weekend
With four games remaining in the Ivy League schedule, coach Mike Martin's Brown men's basketball team remains in contention for the league title. The Bears are third in the league standings with a 6-4 league mark and trail league-leading Harvard by three games. The Bears are making their last road trip of the regular season, starting out in Philadelphia on Friday, February 28 with a nationally televised (NBC Sports Network) game Penn at 7:30 pm, followed by a match-up with Princeton in New Jersey on Saturday, March 1, starting at 6 pm.
February 24, 2014
Leland King Named Ivy Rookie of the Week For Second Straight Week
Brown freshman forward Leland King (Inglewood, CA) has been named the Ivy Rookie of the Week for the second straight week and third time this season for his sensational play in starting roles against Columbia and Cornell.
February 22, 2014
Kuakumensah’s 30 Points and 7 Blocks Rallies Brown Over Cornell in Overtime, 81-75
Sophomore Cedric Kuakumensah scored a career high 30 points and freshman forward Leland King added a career high 23 points to lead Brown to an 81-75 overtime win over Cornell in an Ivy League game at Newman Arena.
February 21, 2014
Columbia Rallies For 70-68 Win Over Brown; McGonagill Sets Brown Career Trey Mark
Columbia guard Maodo Lo connected on two free throws with 14 seconds remaining as the Lions scored the game’s last six points in a 70-68 Ivy League win over Brown at Levien Gymnasium. Brown senior Sean McGonagill scored a team high 20 points and established a new Brown record with 233 career treys
February 19, 2014
Bears Embark On Four Game Road Trip, Opening With Columbia and Cornell
A grueling four game road trip will test the mettle of the Brown men's basketball team (13-9, 5-3 Ivy), starting with Friday's game against Columbia in New York City, followed by Cornell on Saturday in Ithaca, NY, in a nationally televised game on NBC Sports. The Bears are in sole possession of third place in the Ivy standings, just two games out of first place, with six games remaining. Listen to all the action on WPRV AM-790, with Scott Cordischi calling the play and Russ Tyler '71 providing expert analysis.
February 18, 2014
Brown Basketball Radio Show Returns To Spat’s Restaurant On Wednesday
With just three weeks remaining in the regular season, Brown head men's basketball coach Mike Martin will move his weekly radio show to Spat’s Restaurant, located at 182 Angell Street in Providence, adjacent to the Brown campus, starting this Wednesday, February 19. The Martin Show is aired live every Wednesday throughout the season on WPRV AM-790 from 6 pm to 7 pm.
February 17, 2014
Leland King Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Brown freshman forward Leland King (Inglewood, CA) was named the Ivy League’s Rookie of the Week for the second time this season for his play in games against Princeton and Penn. Brown first-year players have been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week a school record eight times in 2013-2014.
February 15, 2014
Cedric Kuakumensah’s Double-Double Lifts Brown Over Penn, 62-55
Brown outscored Penn 17-5 in the game’s final five minutes and sophomore forward Cedric Kuakumensah scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Bears to a 62-55 Ivy League win over the Quakers at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
February 14, 2014
Princeton Rallies For 69-65 Win Over Brown
Princeton senior guard TJ Bray tossed in a game high 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the field to lead Princeton to a 69-65 comeback win over Brown in an Ivy League game at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Senior Sean McGonagill led the Bears with 16 points, six assists and four rebounds.
February 13, 2014
Brown Hosts Princeton and Penn In Pivotal Ivy Weekend
Brown hits the midway point in the Ivy League season with home games against Princeton on Friday, February 14 (7pm) and Penn on Saturday, February 14 (6pm) at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The Bears are in third place in the Ivy standings with a 4-2 league mark, just one game behind first place Harvard (5-1) and Yale (5-1). It's a pivotal weekend for the Bears, who will play their next four games on the road. Former Brown and Major League standout Bill Almon '75 will be honored at halftime of Saturday evening's game against Penn.
February 10, 2014
Steven Spieth Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week For Third Time
Brown freshman guard Steven Spieth (Dallas, TX) was named the Ivy League’s Rookie of the Week for the second straight week and third time this season after he kept the Bears in title contention with solid play over the weekend, highlighted by a career high 20-point performance against Dartmouth. Spieth’s selection is Brown’s seventh Ivy League Rookie of the Week honoree this season.
February 8, 2014
McGonagill and Spieth Spark Brown Over Dartmouth, 75-62
Senior guard Sean McGonagill and freshman forward Steven Spieth scored 20 points each as Brown led from start-to-finish in a 75-62 Ivy League win over Dartmouth at Leede Arena Saturday evening.
February 7, 2014
Harvard Holds On For 52-45 Win Over Brown
In a defensive battle between the top two teams in the Ivy League, first place Harvard came away with a hard-fought 52-45 win over Brown in the lowest scoring game of the season for both teams at Lavietes Pavilion Friday night. Freshman Tavon Blackmon led the Bears with 11 points.
February 6, 2014
Brown Travels To Harvard and Dartmouth For Key Ivy Match-ups
Off to its best Ivy League start in 10 years, the second place Brown men's basketball team will challenge first place Harvard in Boston on Friday, February 7, and then head up to Hanover, New Hampshire to battle much improved Dartmouth on Saturday, February 8. Watch all the action on the Ivy League Digital Network or listen to Scott Cordischi and Russ Tyler '71 call the play on WPRV AM 790.
February 6, 2014
Men's Basketball Preview - Harvard & Dartmouth Road Trip
BrownBears.TV correspondent Maegan Sloggett sat down with senior guard Sean McGonagill to preview the Bears upcoming road weekend match ups against Harvard and Dartmouth. Catch both games this weekend on ivyleaguedigitalnetwork.com #GoBruno
February 3, 2014
Steven Spieth Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Brown freshman forward Steven Spieth (Dallas, TX) was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the second time this season after stepping up in the Bears' wins over Cornell and Columbia.
February 1, 2014
Rafael Maia’s 18 Points, 12 Rebounds Lifts Brown Over Columbia, 64-56
Brown junior forward Rafael Maia registered his fourth double-double of the season, scoring 18 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to lead the Bears to a 64-56 Ivy League win over Columbia at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The Bears improve to 11-7 overall and 3-1 in the Ivy League, setting up a showdown at Harvard next Friday evening for first place in the Ivy standings. Columbia falls to 13-8 overall and 2-2 in league play.
February 1, 2014
Maia Tames Lions as Bears Defeat Columbia, 64-56
Rafael Maia lead Brown with 18 points as the Bears picked up another Ivy win at a packed Pizzitola Sports Center.
January 31, 2014
Hobbie and Spieth Lead Brown Over Cornell, 78-66
Freshman guard Norman Hobbie and freshman forward Steven Spieth scored 18 points each to lead Brown to a 78-66 come-from-behind win over Cornell in an Ivy league game at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Brown improves to 10-7 overall and moves into a second place tie in the Ivy League with a 2-1 league mark. Cornell drops to 1-16, 0-3 in Ivy play.
January 31, 2014
Men's Basketball Highlights: Brown Tops Cornell, 78-66
Freshmen guard Norman Hobbie and freshmen forward Steven Spieth scored 18 points each to lead Brown to a 78-66 come-from-behind win over Cornell in an Ivy league game at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Brown improves to 10-7 overall and moves into a second place tie in the Ivy League with a 2-1 league mark. Cornell drops to 1-16, 0-3 in Ivy play.
January 30, 2014
Rafael Maia '15 Named To Capital One Academic All-District Team
Brown junior forward Rafael Maia (Sao Paulo, Brazil) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Men’s Basketball Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). His name will be placed on the national ballot for Academic All-American consideration.
January 30, 2014
Brown Hosts Cornell and Columbia In Key Ivy Weekend
Brown's men's basketball team hosts its first full Ivy League weekend with Cornell and Columbia coming to the Pizzitola Sports Center. The Bears will host Cornell on Friday, January 31 at 7pm, and Columbia on Saturday, February 1 at 6pm. Watch all the action on the Ivy League Digital Network, or listen on WPRV-AM 790.
January 27, 2014
Sean McGonagill '14 Named Ivy League Player of the Week
Brown senior guard Sean McGonagill (Brookfield, Ill.) was named the Ivy League’s Player of the Week for the second time this season following his 29-point performance in Brown’s 73-56 win over Yale Saturday afternoon.
January 25, 2014
McGonagill’s 29 Points Leads Brown Over Yale, 73-56
Senior All-Ivy guard Sean McGonagill scored 29 points with sizzling 7-of-9 shooting from beyond the three point arc, to lead Brown to a 73-56 Ivy League win over Yale Saturday afternoon at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The win gives Brown (9-7, 1-1 Ivy) a series split with the Bulldogs (7-9, 1-1 Ivy).
January 24, 2014
Brown Hosts Yale On Saturday In Ivy Home Opener
Brown will look to gain a series split with Yale when the Bears host the Bulldogs on Saturday, January 25, in the first of three straight home games for coach Mike Martin's team at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Newport's Heather Abbott, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, will be presenting the game ball to officials for the opening tip-off at 4 pm.
January 18, 2014
Yale Holds Off Late Brown Challenge, 74-66, In Ivy Opener
Justin Sears scored 14 of his game high 20 points in the second half as Yale held off a late Brown comeback bid to earn a 74-67 win over the Bears in the Ivy League opener at the John J. Lee Amphitheater Saturday afternoon. Sean McGonagill paced the Bears with 17 points and six assists. Brown falls to 8-7 overall, 0-1 in the Ivy League, while Yale improves to 7-8, 1-0 in Ivy play.
January 16, 2014
Brown Basketball Opens Ivy League Schedule At Yale
Brown and Yale will open the Ivy League men's basketball schedule for the ninth straight season when the Bears travel to New Haven, Conn., to battle the Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon, January 18 at 2:00 pm. The Bears are coming off a successful 8-6 non-league slate and look to get off to a fast start in the Ivy League's unique 14-game playoff to determine its champion and NCAA representative. Catch all the action live on the Ivy League Digital Network.
January 13, 2014
Norman Hobbie Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Brown freshman guard Norman Hobbie (Spring Lake, NJ) was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the third time this season for his role in Brown victories over New Hampshire and Daniel Webster.
January 11, 2014
Hobbie’s 20 Points Leads Brown To 91-50 Win Over Daniel Webster
Freshman guard Norman Hobbie scored a career high 20 points to lead six Brown players in double figures in a 91-50 win over Daniel Webster Saturday afternoon at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The Bears improve to 8-6 overall in their final tune-up next Saturday’s Ivy League opener at Yale, while Daniel Webster falls to 10-2.
January 10, 2014
Brown Concludes Non-League Schedule at Home vs. Daniel Webster
Brown returns to the Pizzitola hardwood for its final non-league game of the season on Saturday, January 11 against Daniel Webster, looking for its eighth non league win of the season, one short of the school record on nine wins by the Bears' 2001-2002 team. Tip-off for the matinee matchup is 1:00 pm.
January 8, 2014
MIKE MARTIN RADIO SHOW DEBUTS TONIGHT AT HOPE STREET PIZZA
The Mike Martin Radio Show will make its debut on WPRV-AM790 radio and brownbears.com tonight, Wednesday, January 8th, from 6 pm – 7 pm. Brown head basketball coach Mike Martin, whose team has posted a 7-6 non-league record, will appear live on the radio show at area restaurants, starting tonight at Hope Street Pizza, located at 772 Hope Street in Providence.
January 7, 2014
McGonagill’s 23 Points Leads Brown Over New Hampshire, 72-66
Senior guard Sean McGonagill scored 23 points and freshman guard Tavon Blackmon added a career high 14 points as Brown held off a late New Hampshire rally to defeat the Wildcats, 72-66, in a non-league game at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The Bears improve to 7-6 overall with the win while New Hampshire lost its 12th straight game to fall to 2-12 on the season.
January 6, 2014
Bears Continue Home Stand With Tuesday Evening Match-up Against New Hampshire
Brown will be playing its second game of a three-game home stand to open calendar year 2014, hosting New Hampshire on Tuesday, January 7 at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The Bears (6-6 overall) have been led by senior guard Sean McGonagill, the Ivy League's leading scorer with over 19 points per game. If you can't make it to the game, catch all the action on Brownbears.TV or listen on WPRV AM-790.
January 6, 2014
Norman Hobbie Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Brown freshman guard Norman Hobbie (Spring Lake, NJ) has been named the Ivy League’s Rookie of the Week for the second time this season following his performance against Rhode Island last Thursday at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
January 2, 2014
Rhode Island Holds Off Late Brown Rally, 75-66
Xavier Munford and EC Matthews combined for 45 points as Rhode Island held off a frenetic comeback bid by Brown in a 75-66 over the Bears at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Brown senior guard Sean McGonagill, the Ivy League’s leading scorer, paced the Bears once again with 24 points, including 15 in the second half.
January 1, 2014
Thursday’s Brown-URI Men’s Basketball Game Time Changed To 6:00 PM
Due to the impending snow event, the game time of the 155th men’s basketball meeting between Brown and Rhode Island scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, January 2 at the Pizzitola Sports Center, has been changed to 6:00 pm.
January 1, 2014
Bears Open The New Year With 6pm Thursday Match-Up Against Rhode Island
Brown's men's basketball opens the new year with a 6pm match-up on Thursday, January 2 against cross-state rival URI in the 155th meeting between the two Ocean State teams. The game time has been moved to 6pm to allow fans for both teams to avoid the heavier snow due Thursday evening.
December 30, 2013
Steven Spieth Named Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Week
Freshman guard Steven Spieth (Dallas, TX) was named the Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Week after scoring a career high 11 points against Niagara last week. He is the third different Brown freshman to earn Ivy Rookie of the Week honors this season.
December 29, 2013
Brown Falls To Niagara, 68-65
Niagara junior guard Antoine Mason, the nation’s top scorer, tossed in 39 points as the Purple Eagles held off a late Brown surge for a 68-65 win over the Bears at the Gallagher Center Sunday afternoon. Sean McGonagill '14 scored 19 points to lead Brown.The loss drops the Bears to 6-5 overall, heading into Thursday’s cross-state match-up with Rhode Island at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The Purple Eagles improve to 4-9 overall.
December 27, 2013
Bears Travel To Upstate New York For Sunday Afternoon Matchup Against Niagara
Brown plays its final game of calendar year 2013, traveling to Niagara Falls, New York to face Niagara on Sunday, December 29 at 2:00 pm. The Bears are 6-4 this season and have posted a 17-14 overall mark so far in 2013. Catch all the action live on WPRV AM-790 or online at brownbears.com with Scott Cordischi calling the play and Russ Tyler '71 providing the color commentary.
December 22, 2013
Northwestern Holds Off Brown, 58-52
Northwestern utilized a late second half surge and senior guard Drew Crawford registered a double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Wildcats to a 58-52 win over Brown Sunday afternoon at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Senior Sean McGobagill led the Bears with 16 points.
December 20, 2013
Brown Heads To The Midwest To Battle Northwestern
Brown returns to the hardwood after a 12-day hiatus due to final exams, traveling to the midwest to face Northwestern on Sunday, December 22 at 1:00 pm CST. Head coach Mike Martin's team has posted a 6-3 overall record and will face the Wildcats in Evanston, IL. The game can be heard on WPRV AM-790, or viewed on BTN.com.
December 10, 2013
Albany’s 35 Free Throws The Difference In 74-68 Win Over Brown
Albany connected on 35 free throws in a foul plagued game to come away with a 74-68 win over Brown at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The loss drops Brown to 6-3 overall, heading in to exam break, while Albany extends its record to 5-4 overall.
December 9, 2013
Brown Hosts Albany On Tuesday In Last Game Before Exams
Coming off a road win over American, the Brown men's basketball team closes out the first semester on Tuesday, December 10, hosting Albany at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The Bears (6-2) are off to their best start in 12 years and will be looking for their first ever win over the Great Danes. Watch the Bears on the Ivy League Digital Network, with game time at 7:00 p.m.
December 7, 2013
Brown Holds Off American, 72-67, Behind Rafael Maia’s 14 Points
Junior forward Rafael Maia’s (Sao Paulo, Brazil) scored 14 points, leading four Brown players in double figures, as the Bears earned a hard-fought 72-67 win over American University and its best start in 14 years. Brown improves to 6-2 overall, its best start to the season since 2001-2002 when the Bears opened with a 7-2 mark. American falls to 3-5 overall.
December 6, 2013
Brown Heads To Nation’s Capital For Matchup With American
Coach Mike Martin's Brown men's basketball team is heading to the Nation's Capital to face American University on Saturday, December 7 at 2:00 pm. The Bears, playing their sixth road game of the young season, come into the contest with a 5-2 record and are off to their best start in 12 years.
November 30, 2013
Brown Rallies for 72-61 Win Over Central Connecticut
Senior Sean McGonagill (Brookfield, IL) scored 13 of his team high 18 points in the second half to rally Brown to a 72-61 win over Central Connecticut at the Pizzitola Sports Center Saturday afternoon, to improve its record to 5-2 overall. Central Connecticut fell to 1-5 for the season.
November 29, 2013
Brown Returns Home For Saturday Afternoon Matchup With Central Connecticut
Brown returns home with a 4-2 overall record following a five game road trip to host Central Connecticut on Saturday, November 30. Tip-off at the Pizzitola Sports Center is 2:00 pm. If you can't make it to the game, watch live on Brownbears.TV or listen on WPRV-AM 790.
November 27, 2013
Bryant Turns Back Bears, 70-67
Brown had its three-game winning streak stopped by Bryant Wednesday afternoon, dropping a 70-67 decision to the Bulldogs, despite 18 points from Bears’ senior Sean McGonagill (Brookfield, IL). Brown, playing its fifth straight road game, falls to 4-2 with the loss, while Bryant improves to 4-2.
November 26, 2013
Bears Tangle With Bryant On Thanksgiving Eve
Brown renews its cross state rivalry with Bryant University on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 27, in Smithfield, R.I. Coach Mike Martin's men's basketball team (4-1) is riding a three game winning streak and is playing it's fifth straight game on the road. Tip-off at the Chace Athletic Center is 4:00 pm.
November 25, 2013
Leland King Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Brown freshman forward Leland King (Inglewood, CA) was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week after a breakout week where he averaged 17 points per game and 10 rebounds in two games and led the Bears to road victories over UMass-Lowell and Longwood.
November 22, 2013
Brown Earns Third Straight Win, 81-69, Over Longwood
Senior guard Sean McGonagill (Brookfield, IL) and freshman forward Leland King (Inglewood, CA) combined for 38 points to lead Brown to its third straight victory, 81-69, over Longwood at Willett Hall Friday evening. The Bears played their fourth straight road game and improved to 4-1 with the victory, while Longwood falls to 2-2.
November 21, 2013
Bears Battle Longwood In Fourth Straight Road Game
Coming off road wins over Sacred Heart and UMass-Lowell, the Brown men's basketball team (3-1) travels to Farmville, Virginia, to face Longwood (2-1) on Friday, November 22, with tip-off at 7:00 pm. Brown fans can listen to the game live on WPRV AM-790 or on brownbears.com with Brian Goldman calling the play and Russ Tyler '71 providing the analysis.
November 19, 2013
Walker’s 17 Points Leads Brown Over UMass-Lowell, 87-76
The game was billed as an historic event for the UMass-Lowell basketball team, playing its first home game as a Division I team with an overflow crowd on hand at Costello Athletic Center. Brown played the spoiler role, though, getting 17 points from junior forward Dockery Walker (Magnolia, DE) and a career high 16 points from freshman forward Leland King (Inglewood, CA) in a 87-76 win over the River Hawks Tuesday evening.
November 18, 2013
Brown Travels To UMass-Lowell For First Ever Meeting
Coming off an 85-73 win over Sacred Heart on Saturday, coach Mike Martin's Brown men's basketball team will be playing the third of five straight road games, traveling to UMass-Lowell on Tuesday, November 19, starting at 7:00 pm. It's the first ever meeting between the two New England schools, with UMass-Lowell playing it's first season of Division I athletics.
November 18, 2013
Sean McGonagill and Norman Hobbie Named Ivy League Player, Rookie of the Week
Brown senior All-Ivy guard Sean McGonagill (Brookfield, IL) and freshman guard Norman Hobbie (Spring Lake, NJ) have been named the Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for their play in games against Providence College and Sacred Heart.
November 16, 2013
Sean McGonagill’s 23 Points Leads Brown Over Sacred Heart, 85-73
Senior All-Ivy guard Sean McGonagill (Brookfield, IL) scored 14 of his team high 23 points in the second half to lead Brown to an 85-73 non-league win over Sacred Heart Saturday afternoon. The win lifts the Bears to a 2-1 overall record, while the Pioneers fall to 0-3 on the season.
November 15, 2013
2013-14 Men's Hockey, Men's & Women's Basketball Wallpapers Released
Brown Athletics is excited to announce that 2013-14 men's basketball, women's basketball and men's hockey schedule wallpapers are now available for download on BrownBears.com.
November 15, 2013
Bears Face Sacred Heart In Saturday Matinee Matchup
After narrowly falling to Providence College on Wednesday, Brown returns to the hardwood on Saturday, November 16, traveling south on Rt. 95 to Fairfield, Connecticut, for a matinee match-up against Sacred Heart. Tip-off is 2:00 pm.
November 13, 2013
Brown Narrowly Falls To Providence, 73-69
Coach Mike Martin’s Brown men’s basketball team came into the Dunkin’ Donuts Center looking for its second straight upset of Providence College, and Bears’ junior All-Ivy guard Sean McGonagill (Brookfield, IL) nearly pulled it off. Trailing the Friars by five points with time running out, McGongill knocked down a trey with nine seconds remaining, stole the inbounds pass and had a good look at a trey that just fell off the front rim as Brown’s rally fell short in a 73-69 loss to Providence Wednesday evening.
November 12, 2013
Bears Head Downtown To Battle Providence
Fresh off a season opening win over Binghamton, the Brown men's basketball travels down College Hill to the Dunkin' Donuts Center for the 119th meeting with cross-town rival Providence on Wednesday, November 13. The Bears defeated the Friars on the Brown campus last year and both team come in to Wednesday's game without a loss. Tip-off is at 7pm, and the game will be televised on Fox Sports 2, with radio coverage on WPRV AM-790.
November 10, 2013
McGonagill’s 22 Points Leads Brown To 74-57 Season Opening Win over Binghamton
Senior guard Sean McGonagill (Brookfield, IL) scored 22 points and junior forward Rafael Maia (Sao Paulo, Brazil) added 14 points to lead Brown to a 74-57 season opening win over Binghamton (1-1) Sunday afternoon at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
November 8, 2013
Bears Open 108th Season At Home On Sunday vs. Binghamton
Brown's men's basketball team opens its 108th season of intercollegiate competition on Sunday, November 10, battling Binghamton at the Pizzitola Sports Center, starting at 3:30 pm. It's also the basketball debut of the Ivy League Digital Network, where fans can watch every home and Ivy League game in HD with a three-camera production and video replay. Watch Brown Basketball at BrownBears.TV.
October 31, 2013
2013-14 IVY LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL TELEVISION SCHEDULE FEATURES 10 GAMES ON NBCSN
Ivy League men's basketball is back on the NBC Sports Network for a second season in 2013-14 with a 10-game schedule featuring all eight Ancient Eight teams. The League's package with NBCSN is highlighted by seven intra-conference matchups to go along with three games pitting League teams against foes from the Atlantic-10 Conference.
October 30, 2013
Sean McGonagill Named Men’s Basketball Candidate for Senior CLASS Award
Sixty NCAA® men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected as candidates today for the 2013-14 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate basketball. Sean McGonagill (Brookfield, IL), Brown’s All-Ivy senior guard, was the only Ivy League student-athlete honored among the 30 candidates in men’s basketball.
October 23, 2013
Brown Picked Fifth In Ivy League Preseason Men’s Basketball Media Poll
The Brown’s men’s basketball team, who finished fourth in the Ivy standings a year ago, will have some bulletin board material after being picked fifth in the 2013-14 Ivy League Preseason Poll. Defending Ivy League Champion Harvard was chosen first in the poll, receiving all 17 first place votes. Head coach Mike Martin’s squad features several significant returning players from last year’s 13-15, 7-7 Ivy team, as the Bears look to challenge for the Ivy title with a mix of experience and youth, including six newcomers.
October 22, 2013
Brown Men's and Women's Basketball Single Game Tickets On Sale Now!
2013-14 Brown University men’s and women’s basketball single game tickets are on sale now.
October 2, 2013
McGonagill, Maia and Kuakumensah Named Brown Basketball Captains
As the Brown men’ basketball team tipped-off its pre-season practice schedule, coach Mike Martin announced that senior Sean McGonagill (Brookfield, IL), junior Rafael Maia (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and sophomore Cedric Kuakumensah (Worcester, MA) have been named tri-captains for the 2013-2014 season.
September 24, 2013
Brown Men's Basketball Season Tickets On Sale Now!
2013-14 Brown University Men’s Basketball season tickets are on sale now.
September 19, 2013
Paul Halas Named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
Paul Halas, an assistant coach at Division III national champion Amherst for the past two seasons, has been named an assistant men’s basketball coach at Brown in an announcement made by Bears’ head basketball coach Mike Martin.
July 23, 2013
Brown Releases its 2013-14 Men’s Basketball Schedule
Coming off a fourth place finish in the Ivy League standings, Brown head basketball coach Mike Martin has released the 2013-14 Men’s Basketball schedule, featuring six non-conference home games, including a match-up against cross-state rival URI at the Pizzitola Sports Center, non-conference road games at Providence and Northwestern, and an exciting 14-game Ivy League schedule.
July 10, 2013
Sean Tabb Named Assistant Basketball Coach At Brown
Sean Tabb, the former head coach at Trinity College and assistant coach at Brown, has been named an assistant men's basketball coach at Brown in an announcement made by Bears’ head coach Mike Martin.
May 21, 2013
Brown Basketball Announces Its Class of 2017
Brown men’s basketball coach Mike Martin ‘04 has announced his first recruiting class at Brown with six outstanding student-athletes joining the Brown team in the fall of 2013. Brown’s Class of 2017 includes 6-0 point guard Tavon Blackmon (Upper Marlboro, MD), 6-4 guard Norman Hobbie (Spring Lake, NJ), 6-7 forward Leland King (Inglewood, CA), 6-4 guard Matty Madigan (Winston-Salem, NC), 6-10 forward Aram Martin (San Antonio, TX), and 6-6 guard Steven Spieth (Dallas, TX).