Dec. 8, 2004
Providence, RI - Freshman center Mark MacDonald scored 19 of his career high 25 points in the first half to lead Brown to its fourth consecutive victory, 76-64, over New Hampshire in a non-league game at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
The win lifts the Bears to 4-4 overall as they break for 13 days for final exam. The loss drops the Wildcats to 4-3 overall.
MacDonald made the difference in the game with strong first half play and clutch baskets down the stretch. In the first half, he connected on 7 of 8 field goals, including 3 of 3 from behind the three-point arc, as the Bears led, 45-32 at intermission.
New Hampshire whittled Brown's lead down to four points, trailing 68-64 with 1:51 remaining. MacDonald took over once again and made the biggest play of the game when he grabbed an offensive rebound and scored with 1:13 remaining, and then scored on a dunk with 52 seconds left to give the Bears a 72-64 advantage.
MacDonald led three Brown players in double figures, connecting on 10 of 12 shots from the field and 3 of 4 treys. Sophomore forward PJ Flaherty netted a career high 11 points, while freshman guard Damon Huffman also tossed in 11 points for the Bears.
The Wildcats were led by Blagoj Janev, who scored 14 points, and Jermaine Anderson and Ben Sturgill, who added 12 points each.