Penn shuts down Cornell to keep their Ivy League Tournament hopes Alive

The fight to make the Ivy League Tournament goes onto the final weekend of the regular season as the Penn Quakers took on Cornell Big Red from the Palestra on the campus of Univeristy of Penn on Friday night. Penn came into the game with 14-11 (6-6 in Ivy league) while Cornell headed to Philly with 6-19 (3-9 in Ivy League).

Notes:

For the third time in 4 years it would come down to the final weekend of the Ivy leagye play with the Penn Quakers in the mix.

Penn took down Cornell 79-73 back on February 9.

How the game went:

In the first half, Penn and Cornell each had good chances to score and even take control. Penn would have a lead of 5 on 5 separate times with the last one being 32-27 with 2:16 left in the first half.

The Quakers ended the first half with a huge three by Ryan Betley & took a 35-32 lead into halftime.

Early in the second half, Cornell got the game tied at 37 with 18:23 left and from there Penn would be in control and just make things difficult for Cornell. The Quakers had everything going for them as Cornell looked lost out there.

AJ Brodeur made his persence felt during the second half & Cornell did not have an answer for him.

A crowd of 2,965 would see Penn take down Cornell 78-64 and will come down to the final day of the regular season, A win over Columbia and Penn will make the Ivy League Tournament.

Final Numbers:
AJ Brodeur lead Penn with 22 points while Terrance McBride dropped in 22 for Cornell

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