CHRIS BROWN RECORDS CAREER-HIGHS AND SECOND DOUBLE-DOUBLE OF SEASON IN 80-52 LOSS AT TOWSON

TOWSON, MD.-- Sophomore forward Chris Brown (Boston, Mass.) scored career-highs of 19 points and 12 rebounds, and notched his second double-double of the season in the University of New Hampshire’s 80-52 loss at Towson University on Saturday afternoon.

Towson, (10-9, 6-5 America East) went on a 19-0 run and held UNH (3-16, 2-9) scoreless for a total of 10:06 to take a 22-10 advantage with 8:15 to play in the first half and then never looked back as the squad headed in at halftime with a 34-20 advantage.

The Wildcats led in the early going and were up by as many as seven points (10-3) with 15:59 to go in the opening stanza.

The Tiger lead continued to grow in the second half and the home team led that period by as many as 32 points (73-41) with 3:20 to play in the contest.

The final margin of victory (28 points) was the largest by a Towson team since the Tigers defeated Buffalo (122-58) back in 1992. Leading the way for the Tigers was Brian Barber with 16 points and Raul dePablo with 15 on the afternoon.

The Wildcats shot .270 (17x63) from the floor as compared to a mark of .477 (31x65) by the Tigers. UNH actually outrebounded the home team (44-43).

Other top scorers for the Wildcats included seven points by freshman guard Shawn Collette (Westminster, Mass.) and six points by junior guard Colin Donahue (Des Moines, Iowa).

The UNH men’s basketball team will return home this week when the squad entertains Hartford on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. and Vermont on Feb. 5 at 1 p.m.

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