Columbia 55
Brown 58
Date of game: 2/15/2013

Recap: Brown vs. Columbia

Providence, RI (Sports Network) - Matt Sullivan scored a game-high 27 points and nailed a clutch 3-pointer as the Brown Bears rallied for a 58-55 win over the Columbia Lions in an Ivy League thriller at Pizzitola Sports Center.

Cedric Kuakumensah added 19 points and seven rebounds for Brown (9-12, 3-4 Ivy League) which snapped a three-game losing streak.

Steve Frankoski netted 20 points and Alex Rosenberg registered 13 for Columbia (10-11, 2-5) which has lost five of its last six games. The Lions were without lead scorer Brian Barbour, who was a late scratch.

Though Columbia shot just 38.5 percent from the floor in the first half the Lions limited Brown to eight field goals on 30.8 percent shooting. Columbia led 31-20 at the break.

Sullivan took over the second half scoring 21 points while hitting 4-of-5 from beyond the arc including a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left that gave Brown a 56-55 lead. After John Daniels missed a layup on the other end Kuakumensah nailed a pair of free-throws, Brown advantage grew to 58-55. Alex Rosenberg was fouled on the Lions next possession and missed on the free-throw attempt but the Lions were unable to secure the rebound.

Brown outscored Columbia, 38-24, in the second half by shooting 61.1 percent from the floor while holding a 12-3 edge in points from the free-throw line.

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