Feb. 10, 2003
Brown senior guard Earl Hunt (Rockville, MD) was named the Ivy League's Player of the Week for the third time this season after helping Brown to victories over Harvard and Dartmouth last week to extend the Bears' winning streak to eight straight games.
Brown sits in first place in the Ivy League standings with a 6-0 league mark, its best Ivy League start ever. The Bears have also won 10 of their last 12 games overall. The eight game winning streak is the longest since Brown won eight consecutive games in the 1944-1945 season.
Hunt, the Ivy League's leading scorer with 19.4 points per game, came up big for the Bears in a hard-fought 91-86 victory over Harvard Friday night at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Hunt took over the game in the second half when the Bears needed him most, scoring 18 of his game high 24 points. In the second half against the Crimson, he connected on 6 of 9 shots from the field and 6 of 6 free throws. He also grabbed six rebounds for the game.
Hunt added a game high 17 points in a 61-53 win over Dartmouth on Saturday, also grabbing six rebounds.
Hunt is Brown's all-time leading scorer with 1,876 points, which ranks sixth best in Ivy League basketball history. The Ivy League leading Bears will travel to Princeton and Pennsylvania this Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15.