Friday, February 21, 2014

Ithaca Journal Preview Capsule for Cornell Hosting Yale/Brown

FRIDAY: Yale (13-9 overall, 7-1 Ivy League) at Cornell (2-20, 1-7)

WHEN: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Newman Arena (4,473), Ithaca

RADIO: 98.7 FM The Buzzer


SERIES: Cornell leads, 110-105

LAST MEETING: Javier Duren scored 19 points as the Bulldogs beat the Big Red, 61-57, on Feb. 1 in New Haven, Conn. Nolan Cressler led Cornell with a career-high 29 points; the teams split last year’s two league matchups, each winning on the road.

LEADERS: For Yale, so. F Justin Sears (15.8 ppg., 6.9 rpg.), jr. F Javier Duren (12.6 ppg., 3.0 apg.). For Cornell, so. G Nolan Cressler (16.5 ppg., 4.5 rpg.), jr. G Devin Cherry (11.2 ppg., 3.2 apg.), sr. F Dwight Tarwater (6.2 ppg., 6.0 rpg.).

FAST FACTS: The Big Red has won 17 of the past 20 meetings with the Bulldogs. ... Yale shares the Ivy League lead with preseason favorite Harvard (20-4, 7-1). ... Yale 6-7 junior guard Armani Cotton has posted a double-double in three straight games and is averaging 15.3 points and 10.7 rebounds.

SATURDAY’S GAME: Brown (13-9, 5-3 entering Friday’s game at Columbia) at Cornell, 7 p.m., Newman Arena

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