Halpern leads Brown past Quinnipiac 87-78

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP)—Tucker Halpern had 26 points and 12 rebounds and Peter Sullivan scored 22 points as Brown defeated Quinnipiac 87-78 on Monday in a nonconference game.

Halpern scored five points during a 15-1 second-half run by the Bears (7-8) that turned a 54-51 deficit into a 66-55 lead with 7:29 remaining.

Brown shot 57.1 percent (16 of 28) in the second half and led by as many as 16 points, 82-66, after a first half in which neither team led by more than four.

The Bobcats (12-5) came in leading the nation in rebounds per game with 43.8 but were outrebounded 35-33 by the Bears.

Brown also had an edge at the free-throw line, making 26 of 32—including 12 of 12 by Sullivan—to Quinnipiac’s 17 of 24.

Garrett Leffelman added 16 points for Brown and Sean McGonagill had eight assists.

James Johnson led Quinnipiac with 19 points, Deontay Twyman had 14 and Jamee Jackson 13.

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James Johnson James Johnson
6-18,  19 Pts
2 Rebs, 6 Assists
Tucker Halpern Tucker Halpern
10-16,  26 Pts
12 Rebs, 2 Assists

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