Cornell gets lift from Morgan in 65-62 win over St. Peter's

December 28, 2015

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) Matt Morgan scored 11 of his 17 points in the last three minutes to push Cornell past St. Peter's 65-62 Monday night.

With 5:09 left, Robert Hatter scored back-to-back layups to give Cornell a 49-47 lead. Troy Whiteside hit a 3 and, after Antwon Portley hit two free throws for the Peacocks, Morgan followed with another 3 to make it 55-49 with 3:01 to play.

Quadir Welton's layup brought St. Peter's within four before Morgan made a layup and two free throws to make it 59-51 with a minute left.

Chazz Patterson and Portley made back-to-back 3s to pull the Peacocks within 63-61, but they could get no closer.

Morgan and Hatter combined to make 8 of 8 free throws in the final 62 seconds.

Wil Bathurst led Cornell (6-6) with 18 points and Hatter added 16.

Portley led St. Peter's (4-7) with 22 points. The Peacocks outrebounded Cornell 51-38.