December 28, 2007

Bears On The Road Against Notre Dame

Dec. 28, 2007

South Bend, Indiana -

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The Brown men's basketball team, winners of four of its last five games, returns to action on Saturday, December 29, battling Notre Dame at the Joyce Center, in the second-ever meeting between the two teams.

Coach Craig Robinson's team is coming off a 79-61 victory over Hartford. Chris Skrelja `09 was named the Ivy League's Player of the Week for scoring a career high 29 points (11 of 12 from the field) to lead the Bears over the Hawks. Notre Dame extended its record to 8-2 with an 84-76 victory over San Francisco at the Joyce Center. The Fighting Irish hold a 26-game home court winning streak.

Senior guard Damon Huffman will be shooting to become the 20th player in Brown basketball history to score 1,000 career points. Huffman has scored 887 career points for the Bears and has connected on 180 career treys, third best in the Brown record book.

Robinson will look to schedule all of his games next season at 12:00 noon or before, with this year's squad posting a 3-0 mark in early day games. Robinson's team opened the season with a win over Eastern Michigan in a 12:00 noon start, and earned victories over Northwestern and Hartford in games that began at 11:00 a.m. The secret? The Bears practice at 6:00 a.m. each weekday during the first semester.

Since the Ivy League began in 1954-55, Brown has won six or more non-league games 10 times. Only Brown's 2001-2002 team (9 wins) and teams from 1966-67 and 2004-2005 (7 wins) have earned more non-league victories than this year's 6-4 Brown team.