PROVIDENCE — Brown's Tanemang Choh posted a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Bears to a 71-69 win over Stony Brook at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Saturday afternoon.
Brown, which snapped Stony Brook's five-game-winning streak, heads into its 14-day break for final exams with a 7-4 record, while the Seawolves fell to 8-2.
“I’m proud of our team and the way we competed, earning a really good win over a quality opponent,” said Brown coach Mike Martin. “We found a way to make enough plays to win the game. I liked our effort for the full 40 minutes and we out-rebounded one of the best rebounding teams in the nation.”
Brown, which outrebounded Stony Brook, 46-31, led for nearly 25 minutes before the game tightened in the last two minutes.
A seven-point Brown lead with 1:58 remaining dwindled to two, 66-64, after a trey by Stony Brook’s Miles Latimer with 1:04 left on the clock.
With 4.4 seconds remaining, Brown's Desmond Cambridge made two free throws for a 71-68 lead. On Stony Brook's next possession, Brown’s Chris Sullivan fouled Seawolves’ guard Jaron Cornish with 1.1 seconds left to put him at the free-throw line. Cornish hit the first free throw and intentionally missed the second that was rebounded by Cambridge.
Cambridge, the Ivy League’s leader in blocked shots, had a career-high five, while scoring 16 points. Obi Okolie had 14 points and five rebounds, while Zach Hunsaker had 10 points and three assists.
“We’re trying to be the best defensive team in the Ivy League,” said Cambridge. “My teammates trusted that I’ll be there to help out and block shots.”