Brown holds on to split the season series with Yale 81-80
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Tamenang Choh and Obi Okolie each hit a pair of free throws in the final five seconds on Friday night and Brown hung on to beat Yale 81-80.
The Bears (8-7, 1-1 Ivy League) took the lead for good on Okolie’s free throws that made it 79-77 with 4.4 seconds to go. The Bulldogs (8-10, 1-1) advanced to midcourt, called timeout and attempted an alley oop on the ensuing inbounds play. Choh rebounded the miss and added two more at the foul line to make it 81-77 with two seconds left, and Yale’s Alex Copeland hit a 3 as time expired that was too little, too late.
Desmond Cambridge had 16 points to lead Brown, which split the season series, having lost to Yale 78-72 in the conference opener on Jan. 12. Choh and Okolie added 12 points each and Brandon Anderson scored 11.
Copeland had 26 points on 10-of-13 shooting for Yale. Trey Phills added 19 points.