Forte Scores 29 Points to Lead Brown Over Penn, 78-74

Feb. 20, 2004

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Philadelphia, PA - Junior Jason Forte scored 29 points and senior Pat Powers added 22 points to lead Brown to a season sweep of two-time defending Ivy champions Penn, 78-74, in an Ivy League game at the Palestra.

The Bears, who earned their first season sweep over Penn since the 1991 season, remain in second place in the Ivy League standings with a 7-2 league mark, 11-11 overall, while the Quakers dropped to 5-3 in the league, 12-9 overall. Brown's last win at the Palestra came on January 11, 1991.

"We did an outstanding job of defending Penn's three point shots, and our ball pressure was outstanding," said Brown coach Glen Miller. "we played with a lot of confidence tonight, but we have to go to a place tomorrow night (Princeton) where we have won just once in 53 years."

Trailing 30-28, Brown went on an 8-0 run to grab its biggest lead of the first half, 36-30 on a layup by senior Jaime Kilburn with 1:06 left in the first half. The Quakers scored the last four points in the half to trail, 36-34. The first half was a two-man show with Forte scoring 16 points and Penn freshman Mark Zoeller netting 19 points.

Brown grabbed its biggest lead of the game, 71-56, on a three-point jumper by Powers with 6:11 left in the game. The Quakers chipped away at the Brown lead and pulled to within one point, 74-73, on a layup by Ibby Jaaber with 46 seconds remaining.

Forte connected on two free throws to extend Brown's lead to thee points, 76-73 with 30 seconds left to play. After Zoeller connected on one of two free throws, Bears' senior Mike Martin, grabbed the rebounds and went to the free throw line. He put the game away with two free throws with 11 seconds remaining.

"I'm happy for the seniors," said Forte. "They've been working hard for four years and this was a big night for our team."

Forte's 29 points came on 11 of 16 shooting from the field and perfect 6 of 6 shooting from the free throw line. Powers hit 7 of 14 shots from the field, including four treys. Kilburn also scored in double figures with 10 points.

Forte moved past Eric Blackiston (1,031 points from 1992-1996) into 16th place on Brown's all time scoring list, now with 1,038 career points.

Zoeller finished the game with 24 points for the Quakers, while Adam Chubb added 21 points.

Brown will be back in action tonight in a battle for first place in the Ivy League standings against perennial Ivy power Princeton.

Brown University vs Penn Quakers

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE -- G A M E T O T A L S Brown University vs Penn Quakers 2/20/04 7:05 at The Palestra, Phila., Pa. IVY LEAGUE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VISITORS: Brown University 11-11, 7-2 TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS No. N A M E FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN 04 Powers, Patrick f 7-14 4-10 4-4 0 5 5 4 22 5 2 0 6 37 35 Kilburn, Jaime f 5-12 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 5 10 0 2 1 0 34 12 Martin, Mike g 2-5 2-4 2-2 0 4 4 4 8 3 2 0 2 34 15 Ruscoe, Luke g 1-1 1-1 1-2 0 0 0 4 4 3 2 0 2 23 21 Forte, Jason g 11-16 1-3 6-6 0 2 2 2 29 5 5 1 3 40 03 Becker, Marcus 2-2 1-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 5 1 0 0 0 18 31 McDonald, Saul 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 50 Flaherty, P.J. 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 55 Manhanga, Sam 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 9 TEAM ........................................ 2 1 3 2 TOTALS 28-52 9-19 13-14 3 21 24 22 78 17 18 2 14 200

TOT-FG 1stH: 13-26 50.0% 2ndH: 15-26 57.7% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 53.8% Deadbl 3pt-FG 1stH: 2-6 33.3% 2ndH: 7-13 53.8% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 47.4% Rebs FThrow 1stH: 8-8 100.% 2ndH: 5-6 83.3% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 92.9% 2

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOME TEAM: Penn Quakers 12-9, 5-3 TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS No. N A M E FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN 24 Zoller, Mark f 11-14 0-0 2-4 6 3 9 3 24 2 3 0 1 29 15 Chubb, Adam c 8-12 0-1 5-7 3 7 10 1 21 1 4 1 0 34 04 Schiffner, Jeff g 2-9 1-5 1-2 2 1 3 2 6 5 7 1 0 37 05 Copp, Charlie g 2-6 2-5 2-4 0 2 2 4 8 1 1 0 2 23 31 Begley, Tim g 1-13 0-8 5-6 0 3 3 5 7 6 2 0 1 35 02 Jaaber, Ibrahim 2-6 0-2 0-0 4 1 5 0 4 0 1 0 2 20 03 Danley, Steve 1-3 0-0 0-0 3 0 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 11 14 Osmundson, Eric 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 11 TEAM ........................................ 2 3 5 TOTALS 28-64 3-21 15-23 21 20 41 17 74 17 21 2 6 200

TOT-FG 1stH: 16-36 44.4% 2ndH: 12-28 42.9% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 43.8% Deadbl 3pt-FG 1stH: 0-9 00.0% 2ndH: 3-12 25.0% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 14.3% Rebs FThrow 1stH: 2-5 40.0% 2ndH: 13-18 72.2% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 65.2% 2

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OFFICIALS: Art McDonald, Bob Adams, Bernard Clinton TECHNICAL FOULS: Brown University - none Penn Quakers - none ATTENDANCE: 4,547 SCORE BY PERIODS: 1st 2nd OT1 OT2 OT3 OT4 TOTAL Brown University 36 42 78 Penn Quakers 34 40 74