Despite a late run, the Navy Midshipmen fell to the Big Red of Cornell, 61-50, in men’s basketball action Sunday afternoon in Ithica, NY.
The loss drops Navy to 3-8 on the season. Cornell improves to 6-7 with the win.
Matt Morgan scored 25 of his 27 points for Cornell in the second half to help the Big Red fend off Navy’s final push. A 3-pointer by Hasan Abdullah brought the Mids to within 2 points with just minutes to go in the game. Morgan answered with six unanswered points for Cornell to seal the victory for the home team.
Here’s a look at the game numbers for each team.
Final Team Stats
Field Goal Percentage: NAVY: 29%… Cornell: 40%
3-Point Percentage: NAVY: 22.2%… Cornell: 16.7&
Free Throw Percentage: NAVY: 66.7%… Cornell: 72.0%
Rebounds: NAVY: 42… Cornell: 44
Turnovers: NAVY: 9… Cornell: 13
Steals: NAVY: 5… Cornell: 3
Navy: George Kiernan (15)
Cornell: Matt Morgan (27)
Navy: Luke Loehr (8)
Cornell: Steven Julian (15)
Navy: Cam Davis (2)
Cornell: Matt Morgan (3)
Up next for Cornell will be a trip to Wake Forest on Jan. 2. Navy returns home for the first time in a month to host Colgate on Jan. 3.