Bears Host Key Ivy Weekend vs. Penn and Princeton
Feb. 1, 2007
Providence, RI -
Brown returns to the cozy confines of the Pizzitola Sports Center for the fifth time in 20 games to battle traditional Ivy League powers Penn and Princeton on Friday and Saturday, February 2-3. Big crowds are expected as the Bears look to get back in the thick of the race for the Ivy League title.
Former Brown hoop mentor Glen Miller returns to the Pizzitola Sports Center on Friday night, this time as head coach of the Penn Quakers. Miller coached the Bears for seven years, from 1999-2006, posting a 93-97 career mark.
The story line continues with Brown head coach Craig Robinson facing his alma mater for the first time on Saturday night. A 1983 graduate of Princeton, Robinson is considered one of the top players in Ivy League history, twice being honored as the Ivy League's Player of the Year for the Tigers.
The Bears (6-13, 1-3 Ivy) are coming off a 92-88 loss to Harvard Saturday night. Brown's 57-point second half outburst are the most second half points scored by the Bears since netting 57 points after intermission against Hartford on 12/22/06.
Junior guard Mark McAndrew ranks second in the Ivy League in scoring in Ivy games (21.5 ppg), and ranks in the top 10 in several overall Ivy League statistical categories: scoring (15.0 ppg., 6th), field goal percentage (.443, 7th), free throw percentage (.835, 3rd), 3-point field goal percentage (.435, 5th), rebounding (4.6 rpg., 10th), and 3-point field goals made (2.63 per game, 2nd). McAndrew has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week twice this year
Junior guard Damon Huffman, Brown's second leading scorer with 14.2 points per game, scored 20 of his game high 26 points in the second half vs. Harvard. Huffman's 120 career treys are 8th in the Brown record book.
Senior Marcus Becker, who ranks second in the Ivy League in steals, ranks 4th in all-time Brown career steals (133) and 10th in Brown career assists (236).