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Big Red over Badger red as Cornell rolls 87-69

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Louis Dale scored 26 points and Ryan Wittman had 24, helping 12th-seeded Cornell dominate No. 4 seed Wisconsin 87-69 on Sunday to reach the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament for the first time.

The Big Red entered the tourney with no victories in four previous appearances and upset fifth-seeded Temple in the opening round. They are the first Ivy League team to advance to the round of 16 since Penn in 1979.

Next up, top-seeded Kentucky in the East Regional semifinals.

Cornell (29-4) shot 59 percent from the field to build a 43-31 halftime lead. Wisconsin (24-9) never made a serious run, falling behind by 20 points midway through the second half.

Jon Leuer led the Badgers with 23 points while Jason Bohannon had 18 and Trevon Hughes 10.

 

 

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