Brown Falls To Canisius, 67-56
Jan. 6, 2005
Buffalo, New York - Darnell Wilson scored 20 points and Kevin Downey added 18 points to lead Canisius to a 67-56 over cold-shooting Brown in an afternoon game in upstate New York. The loss drops Brown to 6-7 overall, while the Golden Griffins are 2-9 for the season.
The Bears came into the game as the nation's 11th ranked team in three-point field goals made with 9 per game, and were held to just four field goals behind the three-point arc, shooting 4 of 23 (17 percent) for the game.
After leading by as many as six points early in the game, 13-7, Brown fell behind at the half by a 32-28 margin. Downey scored 14 first half points for the Golden Griffins.
The Bears fell behind by nine points, 47-38, midway through the second half, but rallied to pull to within two points of Canisius, 54-52, on a three-point basket by freshman Damon Huffman with 7:18 left in the game. The Bears had a chance to tie the game with 6:00 remaining, but a controversial charging call on Brown freshman Keenan Jeppesen negated the potential three-point play.
Canisius outscored the Bears 13-4 for the remainder of the game, with Golden Griffins guard Jon Popofski connecting on 6 of 6 free throws in the last five minutes of the game.
Forte led the Bears with 12 points and became the seventh player in Brown basketball history to break the 1,300 point career scoring mark. He has now scored 1,302 career points, moving past Rick Lloyd, who scored 1,294 points for the Bears from 1988-1992. Bears' sophomore PJ Flaherty scored 10 points and junior Luke Ruscoe scored 10 points and grabbed a team high seven rebounds.
The Bears will be back in action again on Friday, January 14 against the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for their fifth of 10 straight games on the road.