February 26, 2012

M. BASKETBALL | Red Ends Road Season With Split Weekend

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After struggling away from Newman Arena all year, the Cornell men’s basketball team concluded its road schedule this weekend, splitting its games against Brown and Yale. The Red beat Brown (8-21, 2-10 Ivy League) on Friday, 69-63, before falling to Yale (19-7, 9-3) in a blowout on Saturday, 71-40. Cornell (11-15, 6-6) finished its road schedule with just two wins in 15 tries.

The Red has emphasized starting games with a lot of energy, and against Brown, Cornell did just that — getting off to a hot start and establishing a large lead that the team never relinquished.

“We got off to a great start,” said senior guard and co-captain Chris Wroblewski. “We really jumped on them early, which is something coach Courtney tries to emphasize to us every week. We got up 16 at one point, [and] because we’ve been put in that position at times this year, [we know] it’s a tough hole to get out of and we created a bit of a cushion for ourselves.”

Original Author: Albert Liao