Ivy League’s Top Rebounder Rafael Maia Commits to Pitt

Former Brown Bears power forward Rafael Maia, who led the Ivy League with 8.7 rebounds per game last season, has graduated and will join the ACC’s Pittsburgh Panthers next season. Lee Barfknecht of the Omaha World-Herald reported the story. #huskers #bigten #nebrasketball Source tells OWH that Brown Sr. C Rafael Maia to sign with Pitt. Tim Miles visited Maia last week. — Lee...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Grad Transfers Galore

After adding some perimeter help for the 2015-16 season in Sterling Smith, Coach Jamie Dixon and Pitt basketball grabbed some frontline help. Rafael Maia is a Brazilian-born forward who played at Brown the last three years. Like Smith, Maia is a graduate transfer and eligible to play the upcoming season. He’s 6-9 and averaged 9.9 points and 8.7 rebounds per game last year. He brings...
Via Pitt Blather
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Brown's strong finish upends Columbia 64-56

Rafael Maia scored 18 points and gathered 12 rebounds and Brown shut down Columbia in the final minutes, winning 64-56 on Saturday night. Brown (11-7, 3-1 Ivy League) led Columbia 28-26 at the break, but Columbia took a turn in front at the start of the second period after registering an 8-2 rally and leading 34-30. Both teams etched out brief leads over the course of the second...
Via Associated Press
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brown defeats American U 72-67

Rafael Maia scored 14 points, Sean McGonagill added 12 and Brown held on to defeat American University 72-67 Saturday. Maia scored nine of his points in the first half as Brown (6-2) took an 11-point lead into halftime. American (3-5) went on a 12-4 run to pull within one, 58-57 with 8:07 remaining. Brown answered with McGonagill's 3-pointer, which capped a 7-1 run, stretching the...
Via Associated Press
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Brown puts away Central Connecticut State 72-61

Sean McGonagill scored 18 points and Rafael Maia added 13 with 10 rebounds as Brown defeated Central Connecticut State 72-61 Saturday. The Bears (5-2) broke a tie early in the second half with a 16-4 run fueled by 3-pointers from Matty Madigan and McGonagill to take a 57-45 lead. CCSU (1-5) pulled within five after a Kyle Vinales jumper at the 7:16 mark, but went cold for nearly...
Via Associated Press
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Bryant hangs on for 70-67 win over Brown

Alex Francis scored 22 points and made a key block as Bryant held on for a 70-67 victory over intrastate rival Brown on Wednesday. Bryant (4-2) led 69-66 on Corey Maynard's layup with 2:18 left which was the last field goal of the contest. Joe O'Shea made a three-point play to cap a 14-5 run going into the half which gave the Bulldogs the lead for good 38-37. Bryant continued the...
Via Associated Press
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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