DURHAM, N.H. – The Brandeis University men's basketball team opened its 2022-23 season with an exhibition game at Division I New Hampshire tonight, falling by a score of 79-47. The game counts in UNH's record, but not for the Judges.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Judges were competitive with the Wildcats in the first half, taking an early 7-4 lead and trailing by 14 at the half, 39-25.
- Brandeis was still within 13 early in the second half when sophomore Toby Harris (Durham, N.C./Durham Academy) hit a 3-pointer just over two minutes in that made it 45-32.
- UNH pulled away at that point, scoring 18 unanswered points to go ahead, 63-32.
- The Wildcats led by as many as 35 points before the final 32-point margin.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Harris was the Judges' leading scorer with 16 points. He hit 7-of-18 from the field, 2-of-6 from 3-point range. He also had a team-high five rebounds.
- Junior Ryan Power (Waltham, Mass./Waltham) added 12 points, hitting 3-of-5 from the floor and 6-of-7 from the line.
- Senior Darret Justice (Haymarket, Va./Highland School) added three assists.
- Brandeis forced UNH into 11 turnovers against the team that was third-best in Division I in taking care of the ball in 2021-22, averaging 9.1 turnovers per game.
- UNH got 18 points each from Clarence Daniels and Kyree Brown.
- Daniels (18 p, 10 r) and Matthew Herasme (11 p, 12 r) each recorded double-doubles.
- The Wildcats shot 56 percent (14-25) from the field in the second half, including 58 percent from downtown (7-12) to pull away. They also outrebounded the Judges, 44-26.
- This was the first meeting between Brandeis and New Hampshire since a 78-75 win in 1975.
- Brandeis had not met a Division I school since a 2010 contest against UMass Amherst.
- Brandeis will open its 2022-23 season for good with their first Division III contest against Salem State on Wednesday at 7 p.m.