slides: 5 Takeaways From Brown’s 74-57 Loss to Georgetown
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Brown Bears men's basketball team ( 3-6) fell 74-57 to (5-3) Georgetown on Monday night at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.
The highlight of the game for Brown came with 16:33 seconds left in the first half when senior forward Cedric Kuakumensah recorded his 253rd blocked shot, breaking the Ivy League all-time record. The previous record was held by Brian Gilpin who set it during his career at Dartmouth from 1993 to 1997.
Brown University will honor Kuakumensah at their January 30th home game against Penn. Gilpin will be in attendance.
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The Bears trailed 3-2 early in the first half before the Hoyas took over, going on a 21-2 run to take 24-4 lead in the game. Georgetown would lead 46-15 at the half.
In the second, Brown would get no closer than 17 points, outscoring Georgetown 42-28 in the half.
Georgetown would cruise to the 74-57 win, but it was a historic night for Brown basketball nonetheless.
Brown was led by Steven Spieth who recorded his second double-double of the season with 13 points and 13 rebounds in the game.
Tavon Blackmon followed up with 11 points and five assists in his homecoming game.
After a 15 day break for exams, the Bears return to action on December 22nd when they take on Marist at Mohegan Sun Arena as part of the Hall of Fame shoot out. Tip off is set for 6:30 p.m.
Brown's next home game will be December 30th against the University of Rhode Island.
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J.R. Hobbie played 24 minutes off the bench and contributed 10 points on 3 of 7 shooting from the field, including 2 of 6 from three-point land.
Aram Martin contributed six points off the bench.
The Brown benched ended with a total of 16 points and were outscored 21-16.
It was a homecoming game for Tavon Blackmon who went to high school just down the road at Gonzaga High School.
In his return to his home state, Blackmon poured in 11 points on 3 of 10 shooting from the field and 5 of 8 from the free throw line.
Blackmon also dished out 5 assists and had 3 steals.
Steven Spieth led Brown with 13 points on 3 of 6 shooting from the field and 7 of 7 from the free throw line to go along with 13 rebounds in 28 minutes of action.
This is Spieth's second double-double of the season, the first one coming against Holy Cross.
Brown did a great job forcing turnovers, 18 of them in fact. Six of those turnovers came on steals.
However, they were unable to cash in on the turnovers, only scoring 17 points off of them.
Meanwhile, Georgetown forced 13 Brown turnovers and cashed in for 16 points.
Brown senior forward Cedric Kuakumensah became the all-time blocked shots leader in Ivy League history after blocking his 253rd shot in the game.
Kuakumensah set the record with 16:33 left in the first half.
The previous record of 252 blocked shots was held by Brian Gilpin of Dartmouth who set the record during his career which spanned from 1993-97.
Brown will honor Kuakumensah during their January 30th home game against Penn with Gilpin in attendance.
By the time Kuakumensah's senior season comes to a close, the new record will likely be put out of reach for a very long time.
Kuakumensah finished the game with eight points, two rebounds and the one blocked shot.
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