Gamecenter: Penn 43, Brown 75

1st 2nd Final
Penn (11-17, 6-5 Ivy) 14 29 43
Brown (17-9, 9-3 Ivy) 44 31 75
Pizzitola Center – Providence, RI Boxscore
 
Postgame audio: Penn | Brown
 
Keys to the Game
Key sequence Brown held Penn scoreless for the first 7:21 of the game, scoring 14 unanswered points while Penn missed its first six field goal attempts and committed five turnovers. Meanwhile, the Bears knocked down six of their first nine attempts from the field, and scored on seven of their first nine possessions to open up a commanding early lead. Jack Eggleston finally got the Quakers on the board with a dunk at the 12:39 mark, but the damage was done and Brown was on its way to a blowout win.
Key sign it was over After Scott Friske banked in a three-pointer from the right side with 2:13 left in the first half, Kevin Egee missed a three-pointer and Brown’s Peter Sullivan got the rebound. The possession ended in a putback by Friske to give the bears a 42-10 lead with 1:49 on the clock, causing Glen Miller to call timeout and rendering the rest of the game rather meaningless.
Key performance On Senior Night, Bears guard Mark McAndrew was the spark behind Brown’s fast start. He scored 11 of his game-high 16 points in the first 10 minutes of the game, and tacked on three assists, six rebounds and one steal.

Key statistic Penn simply could not stop Brown’s backdoor cuts, as the Bears regularly got open underneath for easy layups. The end result was a 63.6-percent shooting performance for the home team, and a whopping 1.425 points per possession. At the other end, Penn made only 39 percent of its field goal attempts.
Notes

– Brian Grandieri was the only player in double figures for Penn with 16 points.

– Sullivan tied for high-scoring honors with 16 points, while Huffman added 14 and Friske tallied 13 for Brown.

– The Bears recorded an impressive 20 assists on 28 made field goals and committed only eight turnovers, while the Quakers finished with just eight assists on 16 made field goals.

– Brown played without Matt Mullery, who injured his knee in a collision with Princeton’s Noah Savage on Friday night.

– The Bears’ win completed the program’s second sweep of the season series in the last five years, while the 32-point margin of defeat was that Quakers’ worst-ever loss in Ivy League play.

– Penn will next welcome league champions Cornell to The Palestra for an 8:00 pm ET tipoff on Friday, March 7, while Brown will go to Harvard for a 7:00 pm ET start.

Jonathan Tannenwald

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