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Cornell nabs first win, beating Oberlin 77-55

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ITHICA, N.Y. (AP) -- Nenad Tomic came off the bench to hit 9 of 13 from the field and scoring a career-high 20 points, in leading Cornell to a 77-55 win over Oberlin College on Saturday.

Tomic was averaging only 2.6 points per game coming into the contest. He also collected a team-high nine rebounds for Cornell.

Cornell (1-13) was looking for its first win of the season before starting Ivy league conference play against Columbia next Saturday, broke out to a 10 point halftime lead over the Division III Yoemen (4-9).

The Big Red padded the lead in the second period with an 11-2 run culminating with a Tomic layup at 6:23 to push the advantage to 64-47. JoJo Fallas upped that point spread to 22 points on a jump shot and a free throw in the final minute.

Emmanuel Lewis led Oberlin College with 14 points followed by Miles Gueno with 12.

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