December 2, 2008

Bears Travel Down College Hill To Face Providence

Dec. 2, 2008

Providence, RI -

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Coach Jesse Agel's Brown men's basketball team, winners of three of its last four games, will travel down College Hill into downtown Providence on Wednesday, December 3 to battle Providence College at the Dunkin Donuts Center, in the 114th meeting between the two schools.

Brown evened its record at 3-3 overall with a 53-51 come-from-behind win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday. Bears' sophomore forward Peter Sullivan scored 20 points, and junior center Matt Mullery scored nine points and grabbed a career high 13 rebounds. Senior guard Chris Skrelja just missed a double-double against the Eagles with nine points and nine rebounds.

Providence (4-3) is coming off an 81-75 loss to St. Mary's at the 76 Classic in Anaheim, California.

Brown and Providence have met 113 times, dating back to the 1921-1922 season, with the Friars holding an 87-26 series advantage. Last year, Providence came away with a 70-51 win over the Bears on 12/9/07 at the Dunkin Donuts Center. Brown's last win over Providence came two years ago on 11/18/06, defeating the Friars, 51-41.