– Jaaber was the game’s high scorer with 25 points on 9-of-15 shooting, adding five rebounds, four assists, and two steals.
– Naeve had a big game for Cornell with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks in 36 minutes.
– For the second straight night, Penn looked lackadaisical early and fell behind, with a Naeve dunk putting Cornell up 24-17 with a little over 8 minutes left in the half. However, Penn closed out the half on a 23-6 run, punctuated by a Zoller double-clutch three-pointer at the buzzer.
– After giving up the big run to end the first half, Cornell stormed out of intermission, outscoring Penn 17-6 in the first five minutes of the second half to grab a one-point lead. Wittman had seven points in a row to bring the Big Red within one, and Naeve hit a jumper to give the visitors the lead.
– In a big surprise, Penn dominated Cornell on the glass, rebounding at 44.7 percent offensively, while holding the Big Red to just 26.9-percent offensive rebounding.
– The Quakers forced 20 turnovers, leading to 28 points. Because of Penn’s tough defense, it had 10 more shots than Cornell.
– Penn outscored Cornell 8-0 in fastbreak points.
– The Big Red now travels to Yale (12-11, 8-2 Ivy) for what probably amounts to an elimination game against the Bulldogs, while Penn heads up to Harvard (10-14, 3-7 Ivy) on Friday, February 23, at 7:00 pm ET.