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Yale Beats Brown 76-64 In OT

Saturday, January 26, 2013


After beating the Yale Bulldogs 65-51 a week ago at Brown, the Bears knew that they would be in for a fight in New Haven Saturday.

After jumping out to an 8-0 lead, Brown saw Yale come storming back as the Bulldogs outscored the Bears 31-13 the rest of the way in the opening half.

To Brown's credit, the Bears fought hard to come back from a 10-point halftime deficit and had a chance to win it at the end of regulation.  However a Stephen Albrecht (3 points) three-pointer missed the mark sending the game to overtime.

In a game where 51 fouls were called by a subpar officiating crew, the Bears suffered the brunt of the bad whistles with 28 fouls called against their team.  Brown's starting front court of Cedric Kuakumensah (13 points) and Rafael Maia (10 points) were limited to 19 minutes and 15 minutes respectively of the 45 minutes played.

In overtime, Yale outscored Brown 18-6 cruising to the 76-64 win.

Matt Sullivan poured in 13 points for the Bears.  Tucker Halpern had 10, Sean McGonagill 9.

Yale was led by Justin Sears 18 points while Austin Morgan finished with 16.

The loss drops Brown to (7-9) on the season and (1-1) in the Ivy League.  

The Bears travel to Dartmouth on Friday and Harvard on Saturday.  The Crimson rallied to beat the Big Green in overtime Saturday in Cambridge.


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