Bears Fall At Albany 57-50
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
After a stunning upset of Providence College Friday night, the Brown Bears hit the road to face a very good Albany team Monday. Brown played a very solid game but fell to the Great Danes 57-50.
Coming off of his 28-point performance against PC, Bears junior forward Tucker Halpern led all scorers with 18 points including 4-7 from three point range. Senior Matt Sullivan was the only other Brown player in double figures with 16.
For the second straight game, Brown had to play a majority of the game with their starting point guard Sean McGonagill on the bench in foul trouble. None-the-less, the Bears put in a solid defensive effort holding Albany to just 17-52 (33%) from the field and 3-15 (20%) from three. They also held Albany to just two field goals for the final 14+ minutes of the game.
But the Great Danes were able to get to the free throw line where they went 20-27 (74%) to Brown's 7-13 (54%). Albany was led by Jacob Iati's 16 points. Luke Devlin had 15, Mike Black 14.
The win lifted Albany to (11-3). The 11 wins are a school record for most non-conference wins. The loss drops Brown to (4-7).
The Bears visit URI Friday night at 7pm.