Penn Drops Close One To Cornell

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mark Coury matched a career high with 13 points, including the go-ahead basket with 35 seconds remaining, and Cornell defeated Pennsylvania 74-72 on Saturday night to sweep the season series.

Cornell led by 15 points in the second half but Penn battled back to take a 69-68 lead after a basket by Miles Cartwright with 1:14 to play.

After Coury’s basket, the Big Red built a 73-69 lead with 10 seconds to play.

Drew Ferry added 11 points and Chris Wroblewski dished out 11 assists for the Big Red (8-18, 4-8 Ivy League), who have won seven of the past eight in the series.

Cornell made more than 50 percent of its shots for the second game in a row, hitting 51.9 percent (28 of 54).

Cartwright scored 23 points, Zack Rosen had 22 and Tyler Bernardini had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Quakers (12-13, 6-5), who slipped to fourth place in the conference.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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