Brown Accepts Invitation to Play in the CIT Tournament, Will Host First Round Game
Brown news release…
Brown Accepts Bid to
CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament
Providence, R.I. – Brown has accepted a bid to compete in
the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) and will be hosting a
first round game at the Pizzitola Sports Center against an opponent to be
determined on either Monday, March 17, Tuesday, March 18 or Wednesday, March
19. The Bears will be making their
fourth postseason tournament appearance.
Coach Mike Martin's basketball team posted a 15-13 overall
record, earning the seventh most wins in Brown basketball history. None of
Brown's 13 losses this season were by double digits. The Bears' largest defeat
was a nine-point loss (75-66) vs. Rhode Island on January 2. Seven of Brown's
losses were by five points or less, including an overtime loss to NCAA-bound
Harvard to close the regular season.
The Bears feature senior guard Sean McGonagill, Brown's
third all-time leading scorer with 1,608 career points. The Ivy League's second
leading scorer with 17.7 points per game, McGonagill is Brown's all-time leader
in career treys (247), career starts (113), and single season treys (91).
Junior forward Rafael Maia led the Ivy League in rebounding
for the second straight season with 8.1 rebounds per game. Sophomore forward Cedric Kuakumensah, the
2013 Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year, shattered his own Brown record
for blocked shots in a season with 90, two short of the Ivy League record.
Brown freshmen have earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors
a school record 10 times this season – forward Leland King (four times), guard
Steven Spieth (three times), and guard Norman Hobbie (three times).