Dec. 7, 2009
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's basketball team (6-3) defeated Brown University (4-7) by a score of 78-62 on Monday, Dec. 7 in a non-conference matchup at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Sophomore forward Jamine Peterson (Brooklyn, N.Y.) led the Friars with 22 points and nine rebounds.
Brown jumped out to a 9-4 lead, but two 3-pointers by junior guard/forward Kyle Wright (Hartford, Conn.) gave the Friars a 12-11 advantage at the 15:35 mark of the first half. A long jumper by sophomore forward Jamine Peterson (Brooklyn, N.Y.) extended the PC lead to six (22-16), but the Bears responded with a 11-2 run to take a 28-24 lead with 5:52 to play in the half. The Friars rallied with two minutes left in the half, using an effective pressure defense, including three steals, to make an 8-0 run and take a 37-33 lead into the half.
The Friars shot 40.0 percent (16-40) from the field in the half and held a 24-to-16 advantage in rebounds. Wright paced PC with eight points in the stanza.
After the Bears tied the score at 39 early in the second half, a 3-pointer by Peterson off a good feed from freshman guard Vincent Council (Brooklyn, N.Y.) gave the Friars a three-point lead. Another triple by Peterson built the PC advantage to 10 at 51-41. The three-pointer was part of a 22-4 run that ended with the Friars holding a 61-43 lead with 10:45 to go in the game. PC gained its largest lead of the game at 22 (73-51) on a lay-in by junior guard/forward Marshon Brooks (Stone Mountain, Ga.) with 5:54 remaining and the Bears couldn't move closer than 13 (75-62) in the game's final minutes.
PC played well defensively in the second half, holding the Bears to 34.4 percent (11-32) shooting and posting seven steals and six blocks in the stanza. The Friars held a sizable rebounding advantage in the game, recording a season-high 56 boards to the Bears' 38. PC also dished out 18 assists in the game and is now 3-0 on the year when records at least 18 assists.
Wright added 15 points and Dixon added 13 points and six rebounds for the Friars. Andrew McCarthy led the Bears with 14 points and nine rebounds.
The Friars now hit the road for a matchup with George Washington University on Wednesday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. PC has posted a 1-2 record away from the Dunkin' Donuts Center this season.
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