Earl Hunt Named Ivy League Player Of The Week
Jan. 21, 2003
Senior guard Earl Hunt (Rockville, MD), Brown's all-time leading scorer, was named the Ivy League's Player of the Week after totaling 58 points in road wins over Yale and New Hampshire last week. He was named the league's Player of the Week for the second time in the last three weeks.
Hunt scored 18 of his game high 32 points in the second half as Brown held off a late Yale rally to defeat the Elis, 78-66, in the Ivy League opener for both teams. Hunt helped the Bears build a 17 point second half lead, but when Yale drew to within one point of the Bears, 54-53, with 6:12 remaining, Hunt took over the game. He sparked a 7-0 Brown run by hitting an off-balance jump shot, nailing an NBA three pointer as the shot clock was running down, and assisting on an Alai Nuualiitia dunk to give the Bears an eight point lead, 61-53, and put the game out of the Elis' reach.
He also scored a game high 26 points in Brown's 93-76 victory over New Hampshire, shooting a phenomenal 8 of 11 from the field, 4 of 5 from three point range.
A two-time first team All-Ivy selection, Hunt moved past Columbia's Jim McMillan, who scored 1,759 points from 1966-1970, and Columbia's Buck Jenkins, who tallied 1766 points from 1989-1993, into eighth place in all-time Ivy League scoring with 1,780 career points.
Brown is now 6-9 overall, 1-0 in the Ivy League, and riding a three-game winning streak. The Bears have won five of their last seven games and will have a re-match with Yale on Friday, January 24th at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Game time is 7:00 p.m.