February 1, 2008

Cornell Takes Down Bears, 75-64

Feb. 1, 2008

Box Score

Providence, Rhode Island - Sophomores Ryan Wittman scored 21 points and Louis Dale added 15 points to lead Cornell to a 75-64 Ivy League win over Brown at the Pizzitola Sports Center. Cornell, in first place in the Ivy standings, extends its record to 11-5 overall, 3-0 in the Ivy League, while Brown falls to 9-8 overall, 1-2 in league play.

Senior Mark McAndrew led all scorers with 22 points, connecting on 6 of 12 field goals, including 3 of 6 from behind the three-point arc, and 7 of 10 from the free throw line. McAndrew also moved into 26th place on Brown's all-time scoring list with 892 career points.

Cornell built a 30-20 lead with 4:04 remaining in the first half on two free throws by Jeff Foote. The Bears rallied to out-score the Big Red 13-3 for the remainder of the half to tie the game, 33-33, at the half on two free throws by freshman Adrian Williams with 28 remaining in the half.

The Big Red opened the second half with seven straight points to grab a 40-33 advantage. But Brown answered with a 9-4 run to pull to within two points, 44-42, on two free throws by junior Scott Friske with 13:01 left in the game.

But a 13-3 run gave the Big Red control of the game and a 57-45 lead with 9:08 left in the game.

Freshman Peter Sullivan added 13 points for Brown, hitting 3 of 4 field goals and 5 of 6 free throws. Also contributing for the Bears was junior Chris Skrelja, who scored 9 points, and Williams, who added 8 points.

Wittman did most of his damage from behind the three-point arc, connecting on 5 of 10 treys. Dale added seven rebounds to go with his 15 points as the Big Red out-rebounded Brown by a 35-26 margin. Tyler scored 11 points and junior Adam Gore added 10 points for the Big Red.

The Bears will be back in action again Saturday night, hosting Columbia in an Ivy League game at the Pizzitola Sports Center, starting at 7:00 p.m.