Brown 86, Johnson & Wales 66

Sean McGonagill had a double-double with 20 points and 10

assists as Brown defeated Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 86-66 Friday

in the season opener for both teams.

McGonagill, a unanimous selection as the Ivy League’s Rookie of

the Year in 2011, also grabbed six rebounds – all defensive – and

had three steals. Tyler Ponticelli added a career-high 17 points

for the Bears, who will play a school-record 15 home games this


Lamonte Thomas led the Division III Wildcats with 26 points,

shooting 6 of 20 from the field and 12 of 12 from the free-throw


In the first meeting between the cross-city schools, Brown led

46-31 at halftime. For the game, the Bears outshot Johnson &

Wales from the field 41.3 percent (31 of 67) to 35.5 percent (22 of


Brown, which was 11-17 last year, will next face Albany (N.Y.)

in the NIT Season Tip-Off.