PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown women's basketball team will look to continue to build upon its recently improvedplay when it takes on Cornell and Columbia at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Friday and Saturday nights. Both games will be at 6 ET. Video (for a fee), live stats and radio will be available on brownbears.com.
The Bears will take on a Cornell (11-12, 3-6 Ivy) team that enters the weekend coming off back-to-back losses at Penn and Princeton. Columbia (3-20, 1-8 Ivy), which has its only Ivy win at the hands of the Bears, has lost three straight.
Last Time Out
Brown (9-16, 2-8 Ivy) enters this weekend's contests following a 1-1 performance at Harvard and Dartmouth last weekend. The Bears fell to the Crimson, 77-71 and defeated the Big Green, 59-39. The highlight of the weekend came during the latter contest when senior Sheila Dixon became the 16th player in Brown history to reach 1,000 career points. She notched 14 and a season high six steals in the Bears' win at Dartmouth and was one of three players to notch double digits in scoring. Sophomore Sophie Bikofsky (12) and junior Lauren Clarke (14) also joined the fun.
The Bears competed nobly in its narrow defeat to the Crimson last Friday. Four of the five starters notched double-digit scoring performances, including Bikofsky, who netted a team-high 19. Forwards Caroline King and Natalie Ball combined to score 20, each going a perfect 5-for-5 from the field. Dixon scored 13 while Clarke, the team's leading scorer, tallied nine.
All-time Series vs. Cornell/Columbia
Brown is 37-16 all-time against the Lions and is 41-28 all-time against the Big Red. The Bears were 0-2 in their weekend series against both teams earlier this season.
Who to Watch For
Senior guard/forward Tyler Simpson leads Columbia in scoring with an average of 9.4 points per game. Junior Courtney Bradford holds down the paint for the Lions with 15 blocks while averaging over six rebounds per game.
Junior guard Allison DiMagno averages a double-double for Cornell with over 13.8 points and 11.2 rebounds.