Bears Fall To Big Red, 77-61

Bears Fall To Big Red, 77-61

March 5, 2005

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Providence, RI - Despite a 20 point performance by senior Jason Forte, the Brown men's basketball team dropped a 77-61 decision to Cornell in an Ivy League game at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

With one game remaining in the season against Yale at home on Tuesday evening, the Bears are now 11-16 overall, 4-9 in the Ivy League. Cornell completed its season with a 13-14 record, 8-6 in the Ivy League.

Brown trailed for most of the first half, but grabbed a 31-28 halftime lead on a layup by sophomore Marcus Becker and a dunk by freshman James Daniels just before the end of the half.

Cornell took the lead for good, 36-36, on a layup by Jason Canady with 16"02 left in the game.

Forte had five steals to go with his 20 points and established a new Brown career record for steals, now with 191. Freshman Damon Huffman netted nine points for the Bears, as did Daniels, who connected on 4 of 5 shots from the field.

The Big Red were led by senior Lenny Collins, who scored 25 points, and senior Eric Taylor, who tossed in 16 points, and reached the 1,000 career point milestone.