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.
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.