Providence, RI - Cornell connected on 16 treys, and Drew Ferry scored 20 points to lead the Big Red to their first Ivy League win, 91-79, over Brown at the Pizzitola Sports Center. The win lifts Cornell to 5-15 overall and 1-5 in the Ivy League, while Brown falls to 8-12, 1-5 in Ivy play.
Ferry's 20 points led six Cornell players in double figures. Chris Wroblewski and Johnathan Gray scored 13 points, while Errick Peck and Max Groebe added 11 points each. Mark Coury netted 10 points and grabbed 9 rebounds.
Sophomore Tucker Halpern turned in an outstanding performance for the Bears with 26 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Freshman Sean McGonagill, who scored 39 points last night against Columbia, registered 11 points and handed out seven assists.
Freshman Dockery Walker also scored in double figures for the Bears with 10 points on 5 of 10 shooting from the field.
In a fast-paced first half, Cornell built a 10-point lead, 43-33, on a trey by Groebe with 3:08 left in the half. Brown answered immediately with a 9-0 run to end the half with senior Garrett Leffelman's trey beating the buzzer to trail at intermission, 42-42.
The Big Red took most of their shots from behind the three-point, connecting on 9 of 19 first half treys.
Brown built a four point second half lead, 54-50, following a lay-up by Halpern with 13:55 left on the clock. The Big Red took control of the game and opened up a nine point second half lead, 70-61, as the Bears went ice cold from the field.
Cornell connected on 16 of 34 treys for the game, while Brown was held to 11 of 29 shooting from behind the three-point arc. The Big Red out-rebounded the Bears by a 42-30 margin
Brown travels to Hanover, New Hampshire to face Dartmouth, and to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to battle Harvard, next Friday and Saturday, February 11 & 12. Both games tip-off at 7:00 p.m.
Pictured: Tucker Halpern '13. photo by dspics.com