March Madness 2013 blog       Write for March Madness blog    

Ivy League Team Cornell loses to Ivy standard Stanford - South Region

5:15 PM ET, March 20, 2008, Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
The number 3 seed in the South Region Stanford defeated # 14 seed Cornell 77-53 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Cornell was looking to give the Ivy league its first win in the NCAA Tournament since 1998. It looked like Cornell could have a chance at being a Cinderella in the tournament after going 14-0 in the Ivy league while scoring 77.1 points per game, however Stanford limited Cornell to just 30% shooting in the game. Ivy League player of the year Louis Dale did all he could leading the team with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists in the loss.

For Stanford the win breaks a streak of first round defeats the last two years during March Madness. Junior guard Kenny Brown scored a team high 18 for Stanford in the win, sophmore center Robin Lopez added 14 points.

Number 3 seeded Stanford (26-7) moves on to the second round of the South Region in the NCAA Tournament where they will face the # 6 seed Marquette (24-9) on Saturday. Marquette defeated Kentucky, overcoming a huge game from Kentucky senior Joe Crawford with a balanced scoring attack.

No comments:

Post a Comment


March Madness 2011 Mix blog featured writers
Write about March Madness 2011
We believe that you the avid fan, student journalist, and or freelance writer deserve to be heard. Avid fans have a strong desire to hear from the common (or not so common) "man" as well. You are always free to write about the material of your choice, in your own unique style, and on your own schedule. So vent,enlighten and share with us!
Contact us at: writers@sportsmixed.com
Enjoy March Madness brackets, news, talk?
Please help us spread the word on the Sports Mixed Network by letting friends, and family know about it. The more we grow our community of avid fans, the more features we can add. So please send a Tweet, Facebook message or better yet tell them in person.