Brown Stuns Rhody at the Pizzitola Center

Brown Outworks Rhode Island, Stuns Rams 65-56

 

Providence, RI – Sophomore guard Sean McGonagill scored 19
points and junior guard Stephen Albrecht added 17 points to lead Brown to a
65-56 upset win over Rhode Island at the Pizzitola Sports Center, beating the
Rams for the first time since 2001.  The
win evens Brown's record at 4-4 on the season, while Rhode Island falls to
1-6.

 

The player of the game, though, may have been Bears' forward
Andrew McCarthy, scored 12 points on 6 of 9 shooting from the field, completed
the double-double with 13 rebounds against the much bigger URI front line.

 

McGonagill's 19 points came on 6 of 14 shooting from the
field, while Albrecht ‘s 17 points came mostly behind the three-point arch,
connecting on 5 of 10 treys.

 

The Rams were led by Jamal Wilson, who netted 18 points.

 

Trailing 32-30 at the half, Brown out-played the Rams to open
the second half and took control of the game by out-scoring URI by a 10-2 margin
to pull ahead by a 40-34 margin following a dunk by McCarthy three minutes into
the second half.

 

The Bears pulled ahead by nine points, 50-41, with 11:52
remaining on a trey by freshman Christian Gore.

 

Rhode Island pulled to within two points, 55-53, with 6:16
left in the game, but the Bears answered immediately with a 5-0 run on two free
throws by McGonagill and a trey to Albrecht to put Brown in control once again,
60-53 with 4:31 remaining in the game.

 

URI opened up a 20-13 lead with 11:46 left in the first half
after hitting four of its first six treys. 
A trey by Brown's Sean McGonagill, a dunk by Andrew McCarthy and a lay-up
by Stephen Albrecht evened the score, 20-20, at the 10:20 mark.

 

The Rams pulled ahead by six points, 29-23, before settling
on a 32-30 lead at the half.

 

The Bears will travel to Iowa City, Iowa to face the Iowa
Hawkeyes on Saturday, December 3.  Game
time is 2:00 p.m. CST at Carver Hawkeye Arena.