Brown Beats Winless Monmouth in NIT Consolation

Brown beats winless Monmouth (NJ) 79-71

      FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – Stephen Albrecht had 22 points and Sean
McGonagill added 18 to lead Brown past Monmouth (N.J.) 79-71 in the
consolation round of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Tuesday.

      The Bears (3-3) took the lead on Matt Sullivan's 3-pointer with
6:55 to play in the first half – the first of three consecutive 3s
by Brown. The Bears increased their advantage to 59-49 with 14:13
to play on a 3-pointer by McGonagill.

      Brown shot 61.2 percent (30 of 49) for the game – 67.9 percent
(19 of 28) in the first half.

      Monmouth (0-5), which lost its first four games by an average of
34.8 points, was much more competitive against the Bears. Andrew
Nicholas, a freshman who had scored 17 points in his first four
college games, scored 24 – 20 in the first half. He missed four of
his six shots in the second half.

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