Cornell 66, Princeton 58

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PRINCETON, N.J. (AP)—Cornell used a 20-0 second-half run to rally for a 66-58 win over Princeton Friday night.

The Big Red (10-10, 5-2) remained in second place to Penn in the Ivy League standings while Princeton lost its fifth straight to fall to 10-10, 1-5 Ivy.

Eric Taylor paced Cornell with 17 points; Ryan Rourke and Lenny Collins had 13 each. Judson Wallace paced the Tigers with 17 points.

Cornell was down by nine at the half, but scored 20 points in succession by forcing Princeton into eight turnovers and allowing only one shot beginning with 16:58 left in the game.

Cornell trailed 41-33 when Andrew Naeve began the streak with a jumper and Cody Toppert hit a 3-pointer to cut the margin to three. Then Cornell turned up its pressure defense as Graham Dow made a steal and passed to Toppert for an easy layup.

Cornell took the lead for good on a steal by Toppert that led to a 3-pointer by Collins, making it 43-41 with 14:56 to go.

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