Yale Completes Sweep of Brown, 73-62
Brown University Press Release
Providence, R.I. – Brown’s rematch with Yale was reminiscent of the first meeting a week ago with the Bulldogs coming out on top of a 73-62 decision over the Bears Friday evening at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
Brown falls to 7-8 overall, 0-2 in the Ivy League, while Yale improves to 14-4, 2-0 in conference play.
“Give Yale a lot of credit,” said Brown head coach Mike Martin. “They were just a little bit better than us both offensively and defensively. It’s a process and we’re still learning. We’re better than we played tonight and have to learn from this experience.”
Senior Brandon Anderson (Mahwah, NJ) paced the Bears with 20 points and six assists. Junior Tamenang Choh (Lowell, MA) posted his fifth double-double of the season for the Bears with 12 points and a game high 11 rebounds. Freshman Perry Cowan (Chicago, IL) chipped in with nine points, scoring all of his points on treys.
Brown’s 37-34 rebounding advantage over the Bulldogs was aided by sophomore David Mitchell (Roxbury, MA), who turned in a yeoman’s performance on the backboards, matching his career high with nine rebounds.
The Bears continued to struggle from the field, connecting on 21-of-60 field goals (35-percent), while Yale converted 23-of-51 field goals (45-percent).
Yale’s Paul Atkinson scored a game high 24 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field, while converting 10-of-12 free throws. Matthue Cotton added a career high 20 points and a career best five 3-point baskets (5-of-10). Eric Monroe and Azar Swain tossed in 10 points each for the Bulldogs.
Yale’s late 5-0 surge at the end of an evenly played first half put the Bulldogs up by eight points at intermission, 33-25, behind Cotton’s 15 points.
Brown drew to within six points, 61-55, on an Anderson trey with 2:55 left in the game. But Yale answered immediately with back-to-back treys by Swain to put the game out of reach, 67-55 with 1:55 left on the clock.
The Bears will play their first full Ivy League weekend, hosting Cornell on Friday, January 31 at 7:00 pm, and Columbia on Saturday, February 1 at 6:00 pm at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Watch the Bears on ESPN+ or listen on WPRV AM 790.