ITHACA, N.Y. -- Matt Townsend scored 19 points to help Yale win back-to-back games for just the third time this season, beating Ivy League foe Cornell 79-70 Saturday night.
The Bulldogs (12-17, 6-6) stretched that lead to 24-9 on a Sherrod jumper a little over 7 minutes later and Cornell never threatened from there.
Yale shot 55 percent (24 of 51) in the opening frame while holding Cornell to just eight made shots. Cornell (13-16, 5-7) controlled the boards 42-33 but committed 21 fouls, allowing the Bulldogs to score 25 points from the charity stripe.
Errick Peck and Nolan Chemerinski scored 19 points apiece for Cornell, which shot just 37 percent (26 of 70) overall and allowed 13 points off 10 turnovers.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.