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Friday, March 21, 2008

Cornell Men's Championship Season Ends

Cornell's men's basketball team lost to Stanford in the first round of the NCAA post-season tournament yesterday, 77 - 53, ending a championship season in which the Big Red went undefeated in the Ivy League.

It was a decisive loss for 14th-seeded Cornell against 3rd-seeded Stanford. Cornell's peripheral shooting game was shut down by Stanford's size, hustle, and competitive experience.

The NCAA appearance was just the third in Cornell history. With the young team returning virtually intact next season, hope for continued success remains high.

Meanwhile, Cornell's women's team plays its first-round game on Sunday night, against top-ranked Connecticut, at 7 o'clock.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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