The men’s basketball team (10-17, 7-7 Ivy) failed to overcome an early 12-0 deficit to Brown (15-12, 9-5), falling 90-80 in Providence, R.I., in their last contest of the season Wednesday.

The result left the Bulldogs in a fourth-place tie with Harvard in the final Ivy League standings.

Shaun Etheridge and Alai Nuualiitia led the Brown attack, going for 21 points and 16 respectively. Guard Earl Hunt chipped in 13 for Brown, finishing his second season with 993 points in his career — the best mark ever for an Ivy sophomore.

Ime Archibong ’03 paced the Bulldogs with 21 points, including a perfect three for three from behind the arc. Chris Leanza ’03 added 15 points. Bill Parkhurst ’03 and Josh Hill ’04 came off the bench to score 11 and 10 respectively.

The Bulldogs were unable to contain Brown’s offense — the highest scoring unit in the league. The Bears shot 52 percent from the field, including seven for 11 from three-point range. They also outrebounded the Elis 42-33, with 18 coming on the offensive end.

The Bulldogs, who shot nine for 22 from three-point territory, set a new school record for three-pointers made in a season. The Elis made 172 treys on the year, two more than the previous mark of 170 set in the 1990-91 season.