After a surprising upset of Providence College, the Brown University Bears have a chance at the Governor’s Cup in men’s basketball for the first time since 2006.
Standing in their way will be the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team, as the Rams look to avoid being upset like the Friars were last week. The game is at 7 p.m. at the Ryan Center.
Last Friday, the Bears shocked the Friars 69-68 at home with a 3-pointer from Tucker Halpren with 7.3 seconds left. For a recap from Brown Athletics, click here.
The game was the first since 1982 between the Friars and Brown at a true home site for the Bears. Last Friday’s game was played at the Pizzitola Sports Center, as opposed to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
Following the game with Providence College though, the Bears had a disappointing 57-50 loss at Albany. For a recap, click here.
For their part though, the Rams’ last game was an 82-59 loss at St. Mary’s in California on Dec. 27. For a recap, click here. Prior to the St. Mary’s game, the Rams had beaten Georgia State and Southern Methodist University after losing 72-57 to Providence College.
Previews of Friday’s game have been prepared by the Brown and URI athletic departments. It’s the 154th meeting between the two teams, and the Rams hold a 100-53 advantage. Brown won last year’s game, 65-56, breaking up a nine-game win streak for the Rams in the series.
Patch will be live blogging from the game shortly before the 7 p.m. tip-off. Also, stick with us after the game – We should have video of the post-game press conference within 60 to 90 minutes after the end.