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Posted on: Friday, March 5, 2010

CBKB: Cornell is first team to clinch NCAA tourney bid


Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. Cornell became the first team this season to earn an NCAA tournament bid, clinching its third straight Ivy League championship by beating Brown 95-76 on Friday night with a record-tying display of 3-point shooting.

The Big Red (26-4, 12-1) made 20 of 30 attempts from 3-point range and held Brown (11-19, 5-8) to 30 percent shooting in the second half while cruising to their 24 victory in 26 games.
Cornell tied an Ivy League record for 3s in a game and increased its season total to 292, also a conference record. The Big Red wrapped up their fourth Ivy League title and the fifth NCAA tournament berth in school history.
Jon Jacques led Cornell with 20 points and seven rebounds as all five starters scored in double figures.
Louis Dale added 18 points and eight assists, and Ryan Wittman had 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists.