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    Cornell tops Temple to earn first tourney victory, end Ivy skid

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Cornell lived up to its billing, showing why it’s the best team to come out of the Ivy League in more than a decade.

    Down to their last chance to experience success on college basketball’s biggest stage, seniors Ryan Wittman, Louis Dale and Jeff Foote led the 12th-seeded Big Red to its first win in five NCAA appearances on Friday, a 78-65 upset of No. 5 seed Temple in the East Regional.

    Dale scored 21 points, Wittman had 20 and Foote chipped in 16 points and seven rebounds.

    This win came in dominant fashion. Cornell (28-4) took the lead early and never looked back.

    Temple (29-6) lost in the first round for the third straight year under coach Fran Dunphy, whose former assistant, Steve Donahue, has led Cornell to three straight Ivy League titles and the winningest season in school history.

    Juan Fernandez and Ryan Brooks each had 14 points for Temple. Lavoy Allen added 11.

    Having gone through a non-conference schedule that included games against Kansas, Syracuse, Seton Hall, St. John’s and Alabama, Donahue felt the Big Red was better equipped this year to face a tough, physical opening-round opponent such as Temple, one of the nation’s stingiest defensive teams

    read more http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/gamecenter/recap/NCAAB_20100319_CORN@TEMP/cornell-tops-temple-to-earn-first-tourney-victory-end-ivy-skid?tag=coverlist_active;coverlist_photo

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