Cornell beats Brown 85-45

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP)—Jeff Foote had 16 points and nine rebounds, while Ryan Wittman added 15 points as Cornell routed Brown, 85-45, on Saturday night.

Cornell’s victory combined with Columbia’s loss to Yale enabled the Big Red (18-8, 8-2 Ivy League) to increase their lead over the second-place Lions to two games.

Peter Sullivan led the Bears (7-17, 1-9 Ivy League), who’ve lost six straight to Cornell, with 12 points.

Cornell switched between zone and man-to-man defenses while holding Brown to a season-low 45 points.

The score was tied three times in the first 3:48, the last at 6-6, before Cornell went on a 9-0 run.

Cornell also scored the first 10 points of the second half to increase its lead to 54-27.

The Big Red, who’re 13-2 in their last 15 games, scored 40 points in the paint and 20 points off 18 Brown turnovers.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Cornell
Jeff Foote Jeff Foote
6-7,  16 Pts
9 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Brown
Matt Mullery Matt Mullery
5-9,  11 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists

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