March 17, 2008

Men's Basketball Faces Stanford in NCAA Tournament

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Update: 10:45 p.m.
The Cornell men’s basketball team was selected as the No. 14 seed in the NCAA tournament and will face No. 3-seeded Stanford in Anaheim on Thursday, the NCAA revealed this evening. It is the Cornell’s first bid to the tournament in 20 years and the Red’s third-ever appearance.
Cornell locked up its NCAA bid after winning the outright Ivy League title, the school’s first since 1988. That year, the team received the No. 16 seed and lost to No. 1-seeded Arizona in the first round, 90-50. Cornell’s first appearance was in 1954 after it won the EIBL title.
No. 11/11 Stanford (26-7, 13-5 Pac-10) is making its 16th overall appearance. The Cardinals finished second in the Pac-10 Tournament, with UCLA taking the championship game, 67-64.
Stanford owns a 2-1 all-time record when playing Cornell, having won the last meeting, 67-55, during the 1994-95 season.
The time of the game will be around 2 p.m., or 25 minutes after the previous television matchup. The winner will face the victor of the Marquette-Kentucky game.

Check back with The Sun all week for on-site coverage of the men’s basketball team at the NCAA Tournament.