March 7, 2002
Brown junior guard Earl Hunt (Rockville, MD), the Ivy League's leading scorer, has been named a unanimous First Team All-Ivy selection for the second straight year in a vote of the eight Ivy League men's basketball coaches.
Hunt, a two-time Ivy League Player of the Week, led the Ancient Eight in scoring for the second consecutive season, averaging 19.7 points per game, his same total as last season. He scored 30 or more points five times this season, including a season high 35 points against High Point and Navy. Hunt was second in the Ivy League in free throw percentage (138 of 164, .841), attempting, and converting, more shots from the charity stripe than any other player in the league.
Hunt is the fifth player in Brown history to become a two-time first team All-Ivy selection. Peter Moss was the last two-time All-Ivy player for the Bears, earning first team honors in 1979 and 1980. Other two-time first team All-Ivy players for the Bears were Brian Saunders (1976, 1977) and Phil Brown (1974-1975). Mike Cingiser (1960, 1961, 1962) was Brown's only three-time first team All-Ivy player.
Hunt finished the season as Brown's second all-time career scorer with 1,526 career points, second to Arnie Berman, who scored 1,668 career points from 1969-1972. His 405 career free throws is second best in Brown history, while his 521 career field goals ranks third in the Brown record book.
Coach Glen Miller's team posted a 17-10 record this season, tying the school record for victories with the 1973-1974 Bears, who posted a 17-9 record. The Bears' 32 wins in the last two years are the most in Brown history, eclipsing the 31 wins by Brown's 1972-1973 (14-12) and 1973-1974 (17-9) teams, and the 1973-1974 (17-9) and 1974-1975 (14-12) teams.
The Bears, who were 8-6 in the Ivy League this season and 9-5 last year, posted back-to-back winning Ivy seasons for the first time in 27 years when the Bears were 11-3 in 1973-1974, and 9-5 in 1974-1975.