NU Buries Brown (Men’s Basketball)

Staff Reports

Northwestern jumped out to a 16-4 advantage en route to a 64-40 win over visiting Brown on Tuesday.

The Wildcats (2-2) never trailed in the game.

NU senior Tim Doyle led all scorers with 17 points and six assists, the majority of which coming in the no-look form.

“He’s a playmaker,” NU coach Bill Carmody said. “It was a good night for him, and he should play like that all the time.”

Freshman forward Kevin Coble (11 points) and Rice transfer Jason Okrzesik (10 points) also finished in double figures for the Cats, with seven of Cobles’ point total coming in the first four minutes of the game.

In his return to Evanston, Brown coach Craig Robinson didn’t find much success. The former NU assistant saw his team commit 11 turnovers in the first half for a 36-18 deficit at the break.

Junior guard Mark McAndrew lead the way for Brown with 10 points.

“I’m happy the game is over,” Carmody said, “because I don’t like playing guys I like a lot.”

Robinson has a long history with Carmody, who was an assistant at Princeton while he played there, in addition to his six years on Carmody’s staff at NU.

“Tonight it was definitely a case of the teacher spanking the pupil,” Robinson said. “We had a big win (against Providence) on Saturday, and we took it for granted.”

Robinson did bring with him some star power, however, as his brother-in-law, Illinois senator Barack Obama, watched from the middle of Section 112 at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

-Staff Reports