Brown 69, Providence 68

Friday, December 28, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Paul Bailey Pizzitola Memorial Sports Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Officials - Evon Burroughs, Jeff Clark, Robert Riley
Attendance - 2816

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Providence 34 34 68
Brown 31 38 69

Recap


Brown 69, Providence 68:
Tucker Halpern hit back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 32 seconds and went 8-for-15 from beyond the arc en route to a season-high 28 points as the Bears stunned the visiting Friars.

LaDontae Henton scored 19 of his career-high 37 points in the final 9:04 to give Providence (8-4) the lead before Halpern and Sean McGonagill got hot down the stretch for Brown. McGonagill cut it to 67-63 with a 3-pointer and Halpern connected from beyond the arc on each of the next two trips, putting the Bears (4-6) ahead with eight seconds left.

McGonagill finished with 13 points and Matt Sullivan scored 12 for Brown, which snapped a three-game slide.

Henton went on his own 10-0 run in the second half, turning a three-point deficit into a 56-49 lead on a 3-pointer with 6:08 left. The Bears got back on the board a minute later but Henton hit 3-pointers on each of the Friars’ next three possessions and Kadeem Batts converted a layup to keep the gap at 67-60 with 1:58 to play.

Batts ended up with 10 points and Vincent Council handed out nine assists but split a pair of free throws with 20 seconds left that would have put the Friars up by three points before Halpern’s final dagger.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The local rivals were playing on the Brown campus for the first time since 1982. The previous 25 meetings had been home games for Providence. … Council, a preseason All-Big East selection, was playing for the first time since the season opener after missing 10 straight games with a leg injury. … Friars G and Big East leading scorer Bryce Cotton (knee) was ruled out just before tip off.
 

Providence Friars

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kris Dunn 35:00 2-7 1-2 2-2 2 6 8 2 3 3 1 0 7
Kadeem Batts 24:00 5-8 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0 4 0 0 0 10
Vincent Council 38:00 1-8 1-2 3-5 0 0 0 9 0 1 2 0 6
LaDontae Henton 39:00 13-20 6-10 5-6 0 4 4 2 2 2 3 0 37
Josh Fortune 40:00 2-10 2-8 2-2 1 4 5 2 1 1 0 0 8
Sidiki Johnson 15:00 0-2 0-0 0-2 2 5 7 1 2 0 1 1 0
Brice Kofane 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Lee Goldsbrough 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ted Bancroft 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-56 10-22 12-17 7 23 30 17 12 7 7 1 68
  41.1% 45.5% 70.6% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 7

Brown Bears

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Sean McGonagill 25:00 4-6 4-6 1-2 0 0 0 5 3 0 2 0 13
Rafael Maia 29:00 3-8 0-0 2-4 2 9 11 1 3 1 1 0 8
Cedric Kuakumensah 32:00 2-5 0-0 0-2 2 10 12 1 2 0 2 1 4
Tucker Halpern 37:00 10-17 8-15 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 1 4 0 28
Matt Sullivan 40:00 5-13 1-5 1-4 1 6 7 3 2 2 1 0 12
Joe Sharkey 18:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 3 2 3 0 0
Tyler Ponticelli 14:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 2 4 0 1 0 0
Jon Schmidt 5:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
TOTAL 200 26-52 13-27 4-12 7 29 36 17 19 6 14 1 69
  50.0% 48.1% 33.3% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 14