Nov. 21, 2006
Evanston, Ill. - Northwestern's swarming defense held Brown to 28 percent shooting from the field, and senior Tim Doyle scored a game high 17 points to lead the Wildcats to a 64-40 victory over Brown in a non-league game at the Ryan-Walsh Center. The Bears are now 1-4 overall, while Northwestern evened its record at 2-2.
The game was a homecoming for Brown's first year head coach Craig Robinson, a Chicago native, who was an assistant coach at Northwestern for the last six years under Northwestern coach Bill Carmody.
Fresh off its upset victory over Providence College on Saturday, Brown hoped to have similar success against another big conference team, Northwestern from the Big Ten Conference.
Both Brown and Northwestern came out in similar back-door, pass and cut offenses, but the Wildcats had the better of the execution and jumped out to a quick 10 point lead, 14-4. The Wildcats shot a torrid 67 per cent from the field in the first half (16 of 24) and led by a 36-18 margin.
The second half was much of the same as Brown struggled to put the ball in the basket and Northwestern scored on several back door cuts. For the game, Northwestern scored 40 points in the paint, mostly on layups.
The Bears were led by junior Mark McAndrew, who netted 10 points. Freshman Matt Mullery added a career high nine points and grabbed a game high eight rebounds for Brown, while senior Nathan Eads and sophomore Scott Friske added six points each.
Doyle's 17 points came on 8 of 12 shooting from the field. Kevin Coble scored 11 points and Jason Okrzesik added 10 points for the Wildcats.
Brown will be back in action on Saturday against Army in its first home game of the season. Game time is 2:00 p.m. at the Pizzitola Sports Center.