Cornell 79, Yale 59
Ryan Wittman scored 20 points and Cornell routed Yale 79-59 on
Saturday night, moving into a tie for the second most wins in a
season in Ivy League history with 27.
Wittman hit 6 of 10 3-pointers and the Big Red (27-4, 13-1 Ivy
League) shot 57.1 percent (12 of 21) from long range, including 8
of 10 in the second half.
Cornell, which will next play in the NCAA tournament, became the
first Ivy League team to reach 27 wins since Princeton in
The Bulldogs (12-19, 6-8) trailed for all but the first 1:05,
and pulled within 46-42 with 14:03 remaining.
The Big Red then went on a 16-2 run to lead 62-44 on Wittman’s
layup with 9:14 left. Cornell pushed its lead to as much as 72-47
on Wittman’s 3 a little less than 5 minutes later.
Louis Dale scored 18 points for Cornell, which won its seventh
Alex Zampier scored 24 points to pace Yale.