Dartmouth Overtakes Brown, 63-61, In Overtime
Feb. 6, 2009
Hanover, NH - Senior Dan Bieber's only point of the game, a free throw with 11 seconds remaining, broke a 61-61 tie in overtime to lift Dartmouth to a 63-61 Ivy League win over Brown. The loss drops Brown to 6-13 overall and 0-5 in the Ivy League, while Dartmouth goes to 5-14, 3-2 in Ivy play.
Brown grabbed an early three-point lead in overtime, 58-55, on a basket by sophomore Peter Sullivan and a free throw by sophomore Adrian Williams. Dartmouth fought back to grab a 61-59 advantage with 1:05 left to play on a short jump shot by Robby Pride. Bears' junior Matt Mullery connected on one of two free throws to tie the game, 61-61.
The Big Green sent the game into overtime on a three-point basket by Alex Barnett, the Ivy league's leading scorer, with 57 seconds remaining in the game, knotting the score at 55-55.
Brown's Scott Friske registered a double-double for the second straight game, scoring 19 points and grabbing a career high 13 rebounds. Mullery also posted a double-double fo the Bears with 12 points and 13 rebounds. As the Bears out-rebounded the Big Green by a 47-37 margin. Sullivan also scored in double figures for the Bears with 18 points, while Williams added eight points and four steals.
Barnett put on a strong shooting display with 28 points on 11 of 21 shooting from the field, including 5 of 8 from behind the three-point arc. Warwick's David Ruffell strarted the game for the Big Green and scored 8 points.
Dartmouth held a 24-20 lead with 6:36 left in the first half when the Bears answered by outscoring the Big Green 8-1 over the next five minutes to grab a 28-25 advantage on a lay-up by Sullivan with 1:31 left in the half. The Bears settled on a 28-27 halftime lead following a lay-up by Dartmouth's Kurt Graeber.
The Big Green jumped out to a 41-34 second half lead on a three-point basket by Barnett with 13:16 left in the game. Brown battled back and tied the score, 50-50, with 4:58 left to play on aWilliams basket, and grabbed its first lead of the second half two free throws by Mullery with 3:36 remaining.
The road-weary Bears will travel to Cambridge, Mass. for their fifth straight road game, facing Ivy League rival Harvard on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.