A pair of teams tied for sixth place in the Ivy League will do battle when Dartmouth travels to Cornell on Friday night. Dartmouth is 10-15 and had its three-game losing skid snapped in a loss to Princeton last Saturday. Cornell brings a 6-17 record into Friday’s game, but is coming off a win against Brown.
Big Green had winning streak snappedDartmouth had its three-game winning streak snapped in a loss to Princeton on Saturday. The Big Green were coming off consecutive wins against Columbia, Cornell and Penn heading into that game. Their win against Cornell came in blowout fashion, as Dartmouth jumped out to a 44-25 lead and went on to win 75-53. They nearly built their winning streak to four games last Saturday. Despite trailing 33-24 at halftime, Dartmouth stormed back to make the game close. In the end, it was Princeton who held on for the 65-62 road win.
Junior forward Chris Knight leads Dartmouth with 14.3 points per game and 6.0 rebounds per game. Junior wing Aaryn Rai is the only other player in double figures, scoring 11.0 points per contest. He is the team’s leading rebounder, pulling down 6.4 boards per game. Senior guard James Foye is adding 9.7 points per game. He is the top distributor on the team, dishing out 2.1 assists per contest. Foye is also the best outside shooter, knocking down 51 of 118 attempts from beyond the arc.
Cornell coming off winCornell snapped a four-game losing skid with its win against Brown last weekend. The Big Red had dropped consecutive games to Penn, Harvard, Dartmouth and Yale. They finally got out of the losing funk, leaving no doubt in their 63-45 victory over Brown. Cornell used a 13-0 run to build a 34-25 lead in the first half. The Big Red were extremely efficient from beyond the arc in the win, making 6 of 9 attempts from long range. They were out-rebounded 16-4 on the offensive glass, but Brown’s 25.9 percent shooting clip held them at bay.
Bryan Knapp (pictured) scored a career high 17 points and spearheaded a Big Red defensive effort that limited Brown to 26% shooting in a 63-45 victory on Saturday at Newman Arena. #YellCornell (📸: Dave Burbank/Cornell Athletics) pic.twitter.com/szmowetVNR— Cornell Big Red (@CornellSports) February 23, 2020
Junior forward Jimmy Boeheim is scoring 17.3 points per game and is grabbing 5.9 rebounds per game to lead Cornell. Boeheim, the son of legendary basketball coach Jim Boeheim, has made a team-high 30 3-pointers this season. Junior guard Terrance McBride is the only other player in double figures, scoring 11.9 points per game. He is the team’s leading distributor, dishing out 3.2 assists per contest. Senior forward Josh Warren is adding 9.0 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per outing.
- 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
- 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games vs. Cornell
- 8-2 ATS in its last 10 home games