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Cornell beats Wisconsin 87-69; advances to Sweet 16 for first time

No.12 Cornell is on its way to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history. Louis Dale had 26 points and Ryan Wittman finished with 24 for Cornell in an 87-69 win. The Big Red put on an offensive show. With five starter all capable ball handlers and shooters, Wisconsin had no chance of slowing them down.

Jeff Foote and Jon Jaques each added 12 points for the Big Red, which shot an insane 61 percent from the field, including going 8-for-13 from three-point range. Few teams operate as well as Cornell does on offense.

No.4 Wisconsin shot well overall (49 percent), but was just 8-for-25 from three-point range. But that was because the Badgers trailed for nearly the entire game. Jon Leuer led WIsconsin with 23 points and Jason Bohannon added 18. Queens product Trevon Hughes had 10 points, but six turnovers.

Cornell is in full control now. Louis Dale exploded for 10 points during a 12-3 run for the Big Red. Cornell leads 76-54 with 7:16 left in the game.

Cornell is getting scoring from everyone. Ryan Wittman has 19, Louis Dale has 14, while Chris Wroblewski and Jon Jaques have 10 and 7, respectively. The Big Red is shooting 63 percent from the field and leads 61-46 with 13:35 left.

Cornell put on a shooting clinic in the first half. The Big Red can write on a book on how to take the right shot. Ryan Wittman has been the recipient of Cornell's ball movement with 14 points on 6-for-9 shooting for the Big Red, who leads 43-31 at the half. Cornell ended the half on a 19-10 run. The Big Red have also been active in the passing lanes with four steals. Wisconsin is shooting well enough (12-for-24), but has six turnovers.

Wisconsin has calmed down a bit on both sides of the ball and is on a 12-7 run. Jason Bohannon has seven points over the last 3:30 for Wisconsin. Cornell leads 25-21 with 6:50 left.

Ryan Wittman (9 points) and Jon Jaques have combined for 16 points. More importantly, Wisconsin's Trevon Hughes has two fouls. If he is limited, the Big Red will roll. Jon Leuer has picked up the slack so far for the Badgers with nine points, but he can't do it all. Cornell leads 18-9 with 11:47 left in the half.



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