It's Powers and Forte Again As Men's Basketball Beats Harvard, 100-83

It's Powers and Forte Again As Men's Basketball Beats Harvard, 100-83

Feb. 28, 2004

Final Stats

Providence, RI - Senior guard Patrick Powers scored 27 points and junior guard Jason Forte added 24 points and 10 assists to lead Brown to a 100-83 Ivy League victory over Harvard University on Saturday evening.

The win kept the Bears in second place in the Ivy standings with a 9-3 league mark, 13-12 overall. Brown has now won 10 of its last 13 games.

Up 16-14 with 15:42 remaining in the first half, Brown opened up the game with a 29-10 run over the next 8:17, taking a 45-24 lead with 6:59 to play. Powers led the rally by scoring 11 points, including three 3-pointers, during a 2:09 span.

Matt Stehle scored six straight points late in the first half, allowing the Crimson to cut their deficit to 52-34 with 2:00 remaining, before Brown ended the half with a 57-37 lead.

The Bears started the second half by taking a 63-39 lead when Mike Martin hit one of two foul shots with 18:02 left in the game. Harvard pulled to 74-56 with 11:20 remaining, but Brown built up its largest lead of the game when Jason Forte hit two free throws with 8:46 to play, giving the Bears an 82-56 edge. Harvard converted on 16-of-20 free throw attempts in the second half to keep pace with the Bears, though Brown's lead was never seriously threatened.

Brown shot 62.5 percent from the field for the game, compared with 46.0 percent for the Crimson.

Forte finished the game with 24 points and 10 assists for the Bears (13-12, 9-3), while Jaime Kilburn added 17 points and pulled down 14 rebounds.

Kevin Rogus led the Crimson (4-21, 3-9) with 28 points, including six 3-pointers, followed by Stehle with 22.

Prior to the game, which was Brown's final home contest of the season, Powers, Kilburn, Martin, and student manager Rob Humm were honored for their four-year contributions to the team.