Bears Taken Down By Penn, 73-52
Feb. 13, 2009
Providence, Rhode Island - Brown had hoped to earn its first Ivy win of the season on Friday the 13th, but the Penn Quakers had other ideas, earning a 73-53 Ivy League win over the Bears at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The loss drops Brown to 6-15 overall and 0-7 in the Ivy League, while Penn goes to 6-13 overall and 2-3 in the Ivy League.
The Bears were led by sophomore Adrian Williams, who netted 15 points, all in the first half, and junior center Matt Mullery, who tossed in 12 points and grabbed six rebounds. Tyler Bernardini led the Quakers with a game high 16 points.
Penn built a 10-point halftime lead, 39-29, behind the play of Bernardini, who tossed in 13 points. Only the strong play of Brown's Williams, who scored 15 first half points, kept the score within reach.
The Quakers broke the game open in the second half, expanding their lead to 20 points, 56-36, on a lay-up by Conor Turley with 9:52 remaining in the game.
Turnovers hurt the Bears with Brown turning over the ball 18 times, including 10 times in the second half.
Wiliams 15 points came on 4 of 5 shooting from the field, including 3 of 4 from behind the three-point arc. Mullery was battered for most of the game, connecting on 4 of 10 field goals in scoring his 12 points. Sophomore Sean Kane chipped in with six points, knocking down 2 of 3 treys.
In addition to Bernardini's 16 points, Jack Eggleston scored 13 points and Harrison Gaines added 12 points for the Quakers.
Brown host Princeton tomorrow night at the Pizzitola Sports Center, beginning at 7:00 p.m.