February 20, 2010

Sports Update 2-20-10: Cornell Downs Harvard, Establishes New Single-Season Wins Record with Win Over Dartmouth

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Men’s basketball 88, Dartmouth 70

The men’s basketball team established a new single-season school record for wins (23) following its 88-70 trouncing of Dartmouth at Leede Arena on Saturday night.

The Red shot 57.1 percent overall for the game and drained 60.0 percent from 3-point range. With the win and Brown’s 57-54 upset of Princeton, Cornell (23-4, 9-1 Ivy) now moves into sole possession of first place in the Ivy League, with a chance to clinch at least a share of the title this weekend at Newman Arena.

Men’s basketball 79, Harvard 70

In a matchup that was dubbed “the biggest game in the history of Harvard basketball” and attended by 14 NBA scouts and national media ranging from The New York Times to ESPN, the Red prevailed over the Crimson, 79-70, in front of a raucous, sold-out Lavietes Pavilion crowd.

Ryan Wittman scored a game-high 27 points and collected a season-high eight rebounds, while Louis Dale was right there with him –– scoring 20 and dishing out five assists.

The Red managed to overcome both Jeremy Lin’s team-leading 24 points and the Crimson’s 32-of-34 performance from the free throw line, shooting 50.0 percent overall and drilling 12-of-23 from beyond the arc to match last weekend’s combined trey total.

Check out Monday’s edition of The Cornell Daily Sun for a complete-game recap of both contests

Original Author: Sun Staff