We’re counting down the top 10 moments in each Ivy school’s history as part of our Ivy League at 60 retrospective. Brown is next because losing records at Jadwin were meant to be broken.
A lot of Brown supporters fell in love with the program all over again on Valentine”s Day 2003, a day that provided definitive proof that the Bears were back after years of struggling prior to coach Glen Miller taking over four years prior.
That day, Brown won at Princeton for the first time ever in 53 tries.
Brown defeated the Tigers at Jadwin Gym, 80-73, driven by Jason Forte”s team-high 18 points and Alai Nuualiitia”s 16 points on 8-for-8 shooting from online casino the field. A 19-6 run starting at the 12:40 mark of the second half clinched the win for the Bears, as a late Princeton comeback fell short.
After the game, Miller and Forte stressed that the historic win was actually just business as usual.
“We didn”t place any extra emphasis on this game,” Miller said. “We played like a team that expected to win.”
“The media may have hyped this game, but we remained focused and played like a team,” Forte said.
They were right. The win was business as usual, as it capped a nine-game win streak that catapulted Brown atop the Ivy League at 7-0 in conference play. The Bears eventually finished second behind Penn, the only Ivy to beat Brown that season (twice).
Still, Brown”s Jadwin triumph was perhaps the most memorable moment involving Forte, Nuualiita, Earl Hunt, Mike Martin and other Bears who made the early to mid-2000s a special era of Bruno basketball.