Brown vs. Columbia: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Brown vs. Columbia: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Brown 61
(12-14, 5-10 away)
Columbia 58
(12-14, 7-7 home)
Venue: Levien Gymnasium
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 02, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Brown 20 41 61
Columbia 31 27 58
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Brown M Sullivan 17 C Kuakumensah 9 M Sullivan 2
Columbia B Barbour 18 J Daniels 7 B Barbour 2

Brown squared off with Columbia on Saturday, Mar. 2 and escaped the Lions 61-58 in conference action. It looked like Brown might let this one get away, down 31-20 at the half, but they put together a good second half to put Columbia away at the end. With a record of 2-0, the Bears stay unbeaten against Columbia this season. The Bears were led by Matt Sullivan, who put up a team-high 17 points and four rebounds. Sean McGonagill also had a strong game, scoring 14 points and adding six rebounds. For the Lions, Brian Barbour got a game-high 18 points on 62.5 percent shooting. This makes three wins in a row for the Bears. Brown (12-14, 6-6 Ivy) gets Pennsylvania (8-20, 5-6 Ivy) on their home court on Friday, Mar. 8.

Brown Game Notes

  • The win over Columbia extended the Brown winning streak to three games.
  • Brown beat the spread by 10.5 points. That makes the 9th time this season the Bears have beaten the spread.
  • The Bears have won five close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Brown is 19-23 in close games.
  • Brown has won every game this season (4-0) when its three-point percentage has been 41.7 percent or better.
  • The Bears have won 80 percent of the time this season (4-1) after recording nine or more steals.
  • Brown has won 75 percent of the time this season (9-3) after committing 12 or fewer turnovers.
  • Brown has won 89 percent of the time this season (8-1) when opponents record 58 or fewer total points.
  • Brown set a season low for rebounds (25).
  • This is the fourth win of the season where the Bears came back after being down at halftime.
  • Matt Sullivan recorded a team season high in steals with six and free throws attempted with 13.
  • The top two scorers (Matt Sullivan and Sean McGonagill) accounted for 50.8 percent of the points.
  • Cedric Kuakumensah accounted for 36.0 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Matt Sullivan has led the team in scoring in 11 out of 26 games this season.
  • Cedric Kuakumensah has led the team in rebounding in 13 out of 26 games this season.
  • Matt Sullivan has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Matt Sullivan had a career high with six steals.
  • Tyler Ponticelli had a career high with a 100 percent field goal percentage.
  • This was the sixth foul out of the season for Rafael Maia.

Columbia Game Notes

  • The Lions have lost seven times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Columbia is 20-29 in close games.
  • Brian Barbour recorded a team season high in steals with five.
  • Brian Barbour accounted for 31.0 percent of the team's points.
  • The bench recorded more rebounds (20) than the starters (six).
  • The bench recorded more points (37) than the starters (21).
  • Brian Barbour has led the team in scoring eight times in 26 games this season.
  • John Daniels has led the team in rebounding three times in 26 games this season.
  • Brian Barbour set a career high with five steals.
  • Maodo Lo has four straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the fifth foul out of the season for Mark Cisco.
BROWN PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Matt Sullivan401742602
ASean McGonagill391461202
BC. Kuakumensah29891011
B-Rafael Maia20931003
C+Tucker Halpern30811001
CT. Ponticelli20411012
DS. Albrecht11100000
D-Joe Sharkey11000101
COLUM PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ABrian Barbour331812502
B-Maodo Lo291430101
B-Skylar Scrivano12440001
C+Cory Osetkowski8230000
CJohn Daniels25470101
CMark Cisco14500000
CAlex Rosenberg23830002
D+Grant Mullins25331002
D+Isaac Cohen20021001
-Steve Frankoski7000001
-Dean Kowalski4001102

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