Gamecenter: Brown 66, Wagner 61

1st 2nd Final
Brown (2-5) 30 36 66
Wagner (1-5) 27 34 61
Spiro Sports Center – Staten Island, NY Boxscore
Keys to the Game
Key sequence Clinging to a three-point lead early in the second half, Brown held Wagner without a field goal for over six minutes, expanding its lead to eight at 43-35. When Justin Drummond ended the Seahawks’ dry spell with a three-pointer at the 9:41 mark, the Bears answered with a Marcus Becker layup and a Mark McAndrew three-pointer to claim a double-digit lead.
Key sign it was over Wagner’s Mark Porter hit two free throws to cut the Brown lead to 63-61 with 36 seconds left. However, the Seahawks didn’t foul until just 8.8 seconds remained, sending McAndrew to the line. The junior guard hit one of two, giving Wagner a chance to tie with a three-pointer. But the Seahawks couldn’t get off a shot, as Keenan Jeppesen came up with a steal, was fouled, and hit two free throws with two ticks left to ice the game.
Key performance McAndrew blew away his previous career best of 13 points, leading all scorers with 20 on the night. All five of his field goals came from three-point range, and the junior was 5 of 6 from the line. McAndrew also added a team-high seven rebounds and an assist.
Key statistic Entering the game struggling with its shooting, Brown was an impressive 7 of 16 (43.8 percent) from beyond the arc on the night. By comparison, Wagner hit just 3 of 14 three-point attempts (21.4 percent).

– Ulrich was the leading scorer for the Seahawks with 19 points.

– Jeppesen added 14 points and four assists for the Bears, but continued to shoot a poor percentage, going 4-for-13 from the floor on the night.

– Brown didn’t fare well on the glass, coming away with just 8 of 28 rebounds (28.6 percent) at its end, while allowing Wagner to rebound at a 48.8-percent clip offensively.

– The Bears cut down on the turnovers, committing just 14 in 61 possessions (23.0 percent). The Seahawks were even better with only 11 turnovers.

– Brown returns home to host Quinnipiac at the Pizzitola Center on Saturday, December 2, at 7:00 pm ET.

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