77 - 51 Final
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Cornell tops Columbia 77-51 for fourth win in row

Jan 24, 2010 - 2:41 AM NEW YORK(AP) -- Louis Dale scored 16 points and Cornell beat Columbia 77-51 on Saturday night.

Geoff Reeves scored 13 points off the bench and Ryan Wittman added 11 for the Big Red (16-3, 2-0 Ivy League), who has won four games in a row and 14 of their past 15. Cornell won its ninth straight against Columbia, which it beat 74-53 on Jan. 16.

Cornell, which is 11-2 on the road this season, never trailed and built a 37-23 halftime lead. The Big Red led by 27 points with 11:37 to go in the game.

Cornell shot 47.4 percent from the field (27-for-57), including 42.1 percent (8-for-19) from 3-point range. Columbia (6-10, 0-2) made only 23.2 percent (13-for-56) from the field and 26.7 percent (4-for-15) from 3-point range.

The Big Red dominated in the paint, outscoring Columbia 30-12 inside.

Niko Scott scored 11 points for the Lions, who have lost four games in a row and six of their past eight.