OK, Maybe Cornell-Harvard Wasn't Exactly Watchable

Earlier this evening, I lamented about the lack of television coverage for the first meeting of the season between Ivy powers Harvard and Cornell. 

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The Big Red made sure the contest wasn't much of a competitive exercise.

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Thanks to a balanced attack featuring five starters who all hit double figures, Cornell blew out Harvard in Ithaca by an 86-50 score. The only consolation for the Crimson is a small one. Their star, Jeremy Lin, was the game's leading scorer. Lin managed to score 19.

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The two meet again on Friday, February 19th in Cambridge. Harvard will have to win that one and all of the rest of their Ivy League games to have any chance at keeping the Big Red out of the NCAAs, unless the Big Red stumble along the way. 

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If Cornell keeps winning, though, expect them to get the kind of seed Penn and Princeton got for much of the 90s and early 2000s, not the 13 or 14 seed the Ivy champ has received in recent tournaments.

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