The Cornell men’s basketball team jumped out to a 20-point lead, staved off a Binghamton rally and then put the Bearcats away for a 94-84 victory on Monday evening in the 2017-18 home opener at Newman Arena. The Big Red evened its record at 1-1, while the Bearcats dropped their first contest to fall to 1-1.
The Big Red’s 94 points were the program’s most against a Division I team in a regulation game since posting a 96-76 victory over Dartmouth during the 2010-11 season. Cornell shot 49 percent from the floor, 48 percent from the 3-point arc (10-of-21) and 88 percent (30-of-34) from the free-throw line while assisting on 19 of the team’s 27 field goals. Four players reached double figures, led by junior Matt Morgan’s 26 points. Morgan added eight rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots in the win. Classmate Steven Julian had his first double-double in a Cornell uniform with 10 points and 11 rebounds, Stone Gettings scored 16 points with six rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench and Jack Gordon had 11 points.
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