Five players scored in double figures as the Cornell men’s basketball won its seventh straight with an 89-76 victory at Harvard on Saturday evening at Lavietes Pavilion. The Big Red improved to 17-3 (6-0 Ivy) with the victory, while the Crimson slipped to 11-8 (2-4 Ivy).
The Big Red win sets up a first-place Ivy League showdown with fellow unbeaten Yale on Feb. 10 in New Haven, Conn. Yale topped Penn 74-58 to keep pace with the Big Red atop the standings entering the midpoint of the season.
Isaiah Gray scored 17 points and added six rebounds while Guy Ragland Jr. netted 16 on 5-of-6 shooting from the floor to go with five boards. AK Okereke’s career-high 15 points, Chris Manon’s 13 points, four rebounds and four assists and Sean Hansen’s 10 points, four steals, three rebounds and three assists also contributed to Cornell’s first win in Cambridge since 2019. Nazir Williams added seven points, six assists and three boards and Cooper Noard also scored seven. Cornell shot 53 percent from the floor overall, hit on 11-of-28 3-pointers and earned 12 steals as part of 17 Harvard turnovers.
Malik Mack scored 19 points to lead Harvard, while Chisom Okpara, Louis Lesmond and Thomas Batties II each scored 10 for the Crimson. Harvard shot 53 percent from the floor in the loss and held a 31-29 edge on the glass.
• The Big Red completes its three-game road trip when it visits Yale on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
• The game will be broadcast live on ESPN+.
• Yale leads the all-time series 121-112 and has won two straight, including an 80-60 contest in the 2023 Ivy League Tournament semifinals.
• Prior to the current two-game skid, the Big Red had won two straight against the Bulldogs.