Wood's Three Free Throws Lift Brown, 60-59
Providence, Rhode Island - Junior Jesse Wood hit three free throws with one second remaining to lift Brown to a 60-59 Ivy League win over Columbia. The win gives Brown an 8-11 overall record, 2-4 in the Ivy League, while the Lions falls to 8-12 overall and 3-4 in Ivy play.
Brown called timeout with four seconds remaining in from of its own bench Mike Martin inbounded the ball to Wood at the top of the key. He took three dribbles, went up for a three point attempt three feet behind the arc, and was fouled by Columbia's Derrick Mayo with just one second left on the clock. Following a Columbia timeout, Wood knocked-down all three free throws to give Brown the victory.
Wood had tied the game, 57-57, on a three-point basket with 36 seconds remaining. Columbia took a 59-57 lead with seven seconds remaining on the clock on a driving layup by sophomore center Chris Wiedemann.
The Lions held a 26-23 lead at the half and took their biggest lead, 28-23, on a layup by Craig Austin on their first possession. Brown came back to lead by as many as four points in the half, leading 54-50 on a layup by sophomore Earl Hunt with 3:26 left in the game.
Hunt led all scorers with 21 points while Wood tossed-in 12 points, hitting 7 of 7 free throws. Junior Omari Ware also scored 12 points for the Bears.
Austin scored 20 points to lead the Lions, while Wiedemann scored 13 points, converting 6 of 6 shots from the field. Mike McBrien and Joe Case added 10 points each for the Lions.
COLUMBIA 59 BROWN 60