Halpern's 3 lifts Brown over Providence 69-68

Halpern's 3 lifts Brown over Providence 69-68
December 28, 2012, 9:40 pm
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Tucker Halpern hit two of his eight 3-pointers in the final 31.3 seconds, rallying short-handed Brown to a 69-68 upset of Providence Friday night.

The Bears (4-6), who ended a five-game losing streak against their city rivals, outscored the Friars 9-1 in the final 44.9 seconds and overcame a career-high 37 points by Providence's LaDontae Henton, who scored 24 straight points in the second half.

After Sean McDonagill cut a seven-point lead to four with a 3-pointer, Providence turned the ball over and Halpern scored with 31.3 left. Vincent Council was then fouled and made 1 of 2 with 20.5 remaining, before Halpern, who finished with 28 points - one shy of his career high - hit another 3 with 7.3 seconds left to give Brown the lead.

Providence (8-4), which scored it last basket with 2:55 left, didn't get a good look at the final shot, which Council missed.