Ithaca Blog

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Cornell Basketball Clinches Ivy Championship, Gains Tournament Berth

Cornell's men's basketball became the first team in the nation to secure a spot in this year's NCAA tournament, clinching the Ivy League championship with a home win over Harvard last night.

Harvard has not won a road game this year. The Crimson lead by 5 points early, until Cornell tied at 11, then went on a 34-9 run the rest of the half.

Cornell played its bench for much of the second half. All 15 players on the active roster played at least 4 minutes in front of a full house witnessing basketball history at the Newman Center.`

Cornell is undefeated against Ivy League rivals, with two road games to go. On Friday 7 March, Cornell plays at Penn, attempting to end an 18-game losing streak there.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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