On Friday, Brown plays host to Columbia at Pizzitola Sports Center. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. EST and you can catch it on MyRITV. The Bears are 2-6 against the Lions over the last four years. The last time they met (Feb. 25, 2012) they won 94-78.
Both Brown and Columbia are locked in the sixth spot in the Ivy League.
In their last matchup on Feb. 9, Matt Sullivan put up 15 points and 5 rebounds for the Bears in a loss to Pennsylvania, 71-48. He is averaging 14 points per game while also contributing a team-high 1.7 steals per game. In a 78-63 blowout of Harvard on Feb. 10, Steve Frankoski put up 27 points for the Lions. He is averaging 9.8 points and 1.3 rebounds per game. Columbia can be found near the top of the conference standings in the following categories: turnover percentage at 16.0 percent and defensive rebounding percentage at 73.5 percent.
StatSmack! Brown is better than Columbia
Brown players are more experienced than Columbia players (12,327 minutes played vs. 11,273 minutes played).
More property crime happens in New York so you better protect your valuables if you visit (when compared to Providence -- according to the FBI).
Brown is better under pressure, and has defeated Columbia in seven out of the last 11 games decided by five points or fewer.