Golden Eagles Stumble Again as Cole Breaks Record

Siloam Springs, Ark. (December 5, 2005) — John Brown’s Brandon Cole now owns the longest 3-point shooting streak in the history of college basketball, but that was not enough to lift his team over Park (Mo.) Monday night in Parkville, Mo., as John Brown fell 62-48. Cole hit three treys in the game, scoring 16 points while adding 8 rebounds and 5 assists. He has hit at least one 3-pointer in 112 consecutive games, breaking the previous collegiate record of 111.

The John Brown Golden Eagles led early in the low-scoring affair, but the Park Pirates took a 13-11 lead on a 3-pointer by Donovan Thompson with 6:45 remaining in the first half. The Pirates never surrendered the lead, building it as high as 18 and holding the Golden Eagles to 30% shooting. Chris Jones led Park with 20 points, and Corey Gupton added 12. Frank Baptiste notched a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. For John Brown (3-6), Tyler Dees scored 11 points, and Cody Page added 9. Twenty turnovers hamstrung the Golden Eagles throughout the game.

Cole’s milestone was one of the few positive elements of an otherwise frustrating evening. The 2005 NAIA National Tournament MVP has now not only broken the national record for consecutive games with a made three-point basket, but he has also hit a 3-pointer in every game of his career.