Kuakumensah's double-double leads Brown past Bethune-Cookman

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Tavon Blackmon scored 20 points, Cedric Kuakumensah had 15 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks, and Brown beat Bethune-Cookman 81-73 on Monday night.

Kuakumensah, who became the all-time blocks leader in Ivy League history earlier this month, posted his sixth double-double of the season.

JR Hobbie made four 3-pointers and scored 13 points for Brown (4-7), which had not played at home since Dec. 2.

Brown held a 36-29 lead at halftime behind Kuakumensah's 10 points and six rebounds. The Bears made 58 percent of their shots (14 of 24), but Diamante Lewis kept Bethune-Cookman close with 16 points.

Brown opened the second half on a 12-1 run, with 3-pointers by Blackmon and Hobbie, to extend its lead to 48-30. Randy Holmes' 3-point play at the 16:38 mark was Bethune-Cookman's first made field goal after halftime.

Jordan Potts and Lewis each scored 24 points for Bethune-Cookman (4-9).

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