Bears Host Cornell & Columbia in Final Games of 2010-11 Season

Providence, RI- The Brown women's basketball team finishes up its 2010-11 schedule this weekend as it faces off against Cornell on Friday, March 4, and Columbia on Saturday, March 4. Live stats will be provided for both games and Dan Rubin will be calling the action for Brown Internet Radio. Video will also be available, for a fee, and you can receive updates on the Brown Athletics Twitter Page! Fans, don't miss Head Coach Jean Marie Burr's three-part video interview located on brownbears.com!

The Bears are coming off a thrilling 56-55 victory over Dartmouth last Saturday night, as sophomore guard Sheila Dixon poured in 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds (both career-highs) to be named the Ivy League's Player of the Week on March 1. Also helping out in the win was Lauren Clarke and Aileen Daniels with 10 points apiece, while rookie Jordin Juker pulled down a career-high seven rebounds. The Bears are 8-18 overall on the season and have a 4-8 mark in the Ivy League.

The Bears own a 34-15 advantage in the all-time series against Columbia, but the Lions have come out victorious in the last seven straight games, including a 72-49 win at Levien Gym on Feb. 4.

Columbia is coming off a 65-52 loss to Princeton last Saturday night as seniors Lauren Dwyer and Kathleen Barry each scored in double-figures in their final game at Levien Gymnasium. Against the Tigers, Dwyer became just the ninth player in program history to score 1,000 points in a career, and currently sits in eighth place all-time with 1,037 points.

The Cornell Big Red snapped an eight-game skid with a 57-51 win against Penn last Saturday night to improve to 6-20 on the year and 3-9 in the league. Clare Fitzpatrick, the only player to start in all 26 contests for the Big Red, leads the offense with 11.2 points per game and is second on the team in rebounds with 5.4 per game.

Brown owns a dominating 44-19 lead in the all-time series, and snapped Cornell's six-game winning streak last season. Brown has currently won the last three meetings, including a 66-53 win in Ithaca on Feb. 5.