The Judges cut a 14-point deficit to one with six minutes left, but couldn't get over the hump. Alex Stoyle had another terrific second half with all of his 15 points and seven rebounds after getting two quick fouls in the first.
21 points each from Ben Bartoldus and Gabriel Moton were not enough to overcome 36 from UR's John DiBartolomeo, who scored 19 point from the free throw line, taking more foul shots than the entire Brandeis team.
After two straight games rallying from a halftime deficit on the road, the Judges couldn't pull a trifecta in Atlanta, suffering their first defeat of 2013. Gabriel Moton had 14 points to lead Brandeis.
The Brandeis men's basketball team is 19th in Division III in the latest edition of the rankings. The Judges are coming off a road sweep of Chicago and Washington University that is just the sixth in UAA history.
For just the second time ever, the Judges won in both Chicago and St. Louis in the same season. Derek Retos scored all of his game-high 23 points in the second half, while Gabriel Moton hit the game-winning trifecta with 1:19 left.
Gabriel Moton (21 points, 12 rebounds), Derek Retos (19 points, 5-5 3-pointers) and Alex Stoyle (14 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists) led the way as the Judges closed non-conference play for the '12-'13 campaign.
Youri Dascy (17 p, 11 r) had his seventh career double-double and Gabriel Moton (13 p, 10 r) had his second as the Judges held off the Cougars. Alex Stoyle (14 p) and Ben Bartoldus (12 p) also reached double digits in scoring.
Gabriel Moton followed up his double-double with 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the Judges' 78-61 win over Salem State. Alex Stoyle, with nine points and nine boards, also earned All-Tourney honors.