American U. 65, Cornell 63
Charles Hinkle scored 20 points to lead American University,
which hung on to defeat Cornell 65-63 on Sunday.
Hinkle’s two free throws with 5 seconds remaining gave the
Eagles (4-2) enough breathing room after they built, and
squandered, big leads in each half. Hinkle gave American a
four-point lead, 65-61, after Josh Figini’s 3-pointer with 14
seconds left had drawn the Big Red (2-4) within two.
Chris Wroblewski’s layup at the buzzer trimmed the final deficit
American started the game with a 13-2 run, but Cornell cut the
Eagles’ lead to 30-28 at halftime.
The Big Red led briefly, 38-36, in the second half before a 16-3
run gave American a 52-41 advantage with 5:06 remaining.
Wroblewski scored 21 points to lead Cornell, including 14 in the
second half, and Figini finished with 14 points.
Troy Brewer and Riley Grafft scored 12 points each for