PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Johnathan Gray scored 10 of his 18 points during a key first-half run as Cornell defeated Ivy League-foe Brown 69-66 Saturday.
Shonn Miller added 13 points for Cornell, which won its third straight game and took sole possession of third place in the league.
Cornell (13-12, 5-3) led 24-22 before Gray hit a 3-pointer to spark an 11-2 run for the Big Red. Gray hit 3 treys during the run as Cornell took a 40-29 lead into halftime.
Brown (9-13, 3-5) made six 3-pointers in the second half and cut the deficit to 68-66 with 25 seconds left, but Stephen Albrecht missed a trey with 4 seconds showing.
The Bears outrebounded Cornell 41-31 but committed 16 turnovers, compared to nine for the Big Red.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.