March 18, 2010

Sports Update 3-19-10: Cornell Leads Temple, 37-29, at the Half in First Round NCAA Tournament Action

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The men’s basketball team leads the fifth-seeded Temple Owls, 37-29, at halftime. Senior guard Louis Dale leads both teams with 11 points, while senior forward Ryan Wittman and senior center Jeff Foote are tied for second with nine apiece. Cornell is shooting just 2-for-7 from 3-point range, but is connecting on 68.4 percent overall and is 9-for-10 from the charity stripe. Temple, meanwhile, is being led offensively by Ryan Brooks and Juan Fernandez, each with eight points. The Owls are shooting 36.4 percent from downtown and 50.0 percent overall.

The story on the day, however, has been the scrappy play of the Red defense, which has forced nine turnovers by the Owls and is out-rebounding its opponent, 11-7. Cornell also has seven steals to Temple’s one –– two courtesy of senior tri-captain Jon Jaques.

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Original Author: Sun Staff