March 1, 2007
Providence, RI -
Brown will wrap-up its 2006-2007 season on the road this weekend against Princeton and Penn. Coach Craig Robinson's team (5-7 Ivy, 10-17 overall) is tied for fourth place in the Ivy standings with Columbia. Both games will be broadcast live on WSKO AM 790 The Score, while Saturday's game against Penn will be televised live on the YES Network.
Senior Marcus Becker (Martinsville, VA), who is averaging 36.0 minutes per game this season, has never missed a game in his Brown career, having played 109 consecutive games, one short of the Brown record. With two games this weekend, Becker will look to set a new Brown record for games played in a career with 111. Becker ranks fourth in the Brown record book in career steals (148), 10th in career assists (255), and 5th in single season steals (56, 2006-2007).
Junior guard Mark McAndrew (Barrington, RI) was named the Ivy League Player of the Week for the fourth time this season after registering a double-double vs. Columbia (12 points, 10 rebounds), and scoring a career high 33 points against Columbia, including 27 second half points.
Brown and Princeton will be meeting for the 112th time, dating back to 1907-1908, with the Tigers holding a 91-20 series advantage. Brown has won the last two games over the Tigers, including 63-48 win over Princeton in Providence, behind Mark McAndrew's 19 points. Princeton last win over the Bears was a 52-37 decision on 2/4/06 in Princeton, NJ. Brown last beat the Tigers in Princeton during the 2004-2005 season.
The Bears and Quakers have met 110 times, dating back to 1901-1902, with Penn holding a 93-18 series advantage. Penn has won the last five games between the two teams, including 77-61 decision earlier this year at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Brown's last wins came in 2003-2004,when the Bears swept the Quakers for the first time since 1991, including a 78-74 victory in Philadelphia.