Brown falls to Yale in Ivy championship on last-second buzzer-beater

Brown falls to Yale in Ivy championship on last-second buzzer-beater

In a thrilling Ivy League championship showdown, the Brown Bears fell just short of victory as the Yale Bulldogs secured a dramatic 62-61 win with two crucial points at the buzzer.

Yale mounted a late-game comeback, outscoring Brown 8-1 in the final 22 seconds to steal the victory. Key players Bez Mbeng and John Poulakidas were instrumental in Yale’s stunning turnaround.

Brown had a chance to secure the win with free throws, but missed opportunities allowed Yale to snatch the title away. The loss was a heartbreaker for Brown after an unexpected journey to the championship that included a seven-game winning streak and a victory over top-seed Princeton.

Yale had initially anticipated facing Princeton in the final, but Brown’s strong play throughout the tournament set up a suspenseful and hard-fought matchup. Despite the defeat, Brown’s impressive performance against Yale showcased their resilience and potential for future success in Ivy League basketball.

The narrow one-point defeat was a bitter pill to swallow for Brown, but their journey to the championship game and competitive showing against Yale have set the stage for an exciting future for the Bears. Stay tuned to Insider Wales Sport for more updates on Ivy League basketball and all things sports in Wales.

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