NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Javier Duren scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds as Yale held on to defeat Cornell 61-57 on Saturday.
Justin Sears came off the bench to add 11 points for the Bulldogs (9-9, 3-1 Ivy). Armani Cotton and Jesse Pritchard scored six each.
Cornell went 11-3 to start the first half but Yale answered in kind, tying the game 14-14 before pulling ahead to a 26-19 halftime advantage.
The Bulldogs extended their lead to 10 by 12:06 in the second then went cold for the next seven minutes, allowing Cornell to tie it up 47-47 with 5:25 remaining. Duren hit a 3-pointer and Matt Townsend scored from the paint to help Yale recover the lead and hold it for the win.
Nolan Cressler led the Big Red (1-17, 0-4) with 29 points and five rebounds. Cornell remains winless in the Ivy League.