March 22, 2010

Cornell Is No Longer a Stretch by Ray Glier, NYT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — There was respect for Cornell, sure, but there was never the awe that surrounds elite teams. The Big Red challenged No. 1 Kansas in January and lost by just 5 points, yet it was an Ivy League team, a squad of nonscholarship players, so it was not always clear how much should be invested in it.

On Sunday, in the second round of the N.C.A.A. tournament, awe replaced respect.

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Cornell’s Chris Wroblewski attempted a shot on Sunday.

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Louis Dale led Cornell with 26 points, a career high.