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Cornell remains unbeaten at home, rallies past Dartmouth

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  • Kyle Evans 

Senior Chris Manon (25) and freshman Jake Fiegen(14) each tallied career highs and the Cornell men’s basketball team rallied from a 14-point first half deficit to top Dartmouth 89-80 on Saturday evening at Newman Arena. The Big Red remained unbeaten at home (9-0) with a season sweep of the Big Green to improve to 19-4 (8-1 Ivy). Dartmouth fell to 5-17 (1-8 Ivy) with the loss.

Manon connected on 9-of-16 from the floor and hit three 3-pointers while adding four steals, besting his previous career best of 23 points along the way. Fiegen, meanwhile, set a new standard for the second straight game with 14 points and four rebounds. Nazir Williams notched 14 points, seven assists and five rebounds and AK Okereke rounded out the four double figure scorers with 12. Cooper Noard had eight points and Guy Ragland Jr. posted a team-best eight rebounds. The Big Red gritted out the win after shooting 47 percent overall and making 12 3-pointers. Cornell had just seven assists opposite its 16 assists.

Dusan Neskovic had 23 points, while Jayden Williams added 13, Brandon Mitchell-Day scored 12 with seven boards and Jackson Munro scored 12 with nine rebounds and seven assists. The Big Green shot 49 percent from the floor and hit on 13-of-27 3-pointers after entering the day shooting under 30 percent from the arc.

NEXT UP

• The Big Red will look for a season split with Yale when the two teams meet on Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at Newman Arena.
• The contest will be broadcast live on ESPN+.
• Yale won a wild 80-78 decision in New Haven, Conn. on a last-second three-point play to lead the Bulldogs past the Big Red in a battle between Ivy unbeatens on Feb. 10.
• The Bulldogs have won three straight in the series.