Nov 28, 2001
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Earl Hunt scored 25 points, including six down the stretch Wednesday night, as Brown shocked crosstown rival Providence 67-60.
Jaime Kilburn had 13 points and a game-high 10 rebounds, and Alaivaa Nuualiitia added 10 points for Brown (4-1).
Abdul Mills led Providence (4-2) with 17 points. The Friars had a season-high 23 turnovers, including 15 in the first half.
Brown took its first lead on fast break layup by Omari Ware at 17:57 of the first half on its way to a 35-24 halftime edge.
Providence came back and took its first lead since the game's opening minutes on a layup by Mills with 9:04 left. The lead went back and forth until Hunt hit a pair of free throws to put Brown up for good, 54-53 with 3:43 left.
Providence hit 32 percent from the field in the game while Brown shot 53 percent. The Friars also were outrebounded by the smaller Bears, 48-40.
Brown coach Glen Miller used a variety of defenses that seemed to baffle Providence, frequently double teaming the taller Friars in the post and daring Providence to beat his team from the outside.
Maris Laksa, one of Providence's best shooters, did not play after the school announced before the game he'd be out for up to a month with a stress fracture in his foot.
John Linehan finished with six points and four turnovers.
The Bears beat Providence for the first time since a 71-69 victory on Dec. 1, 1991.