ITHACA, N.Y. -- R.J. Price scored 24 points to lead Radford to an 86-71 win over Cornell Monday night.
Radford (4-1) hit 54.2% of its field goal attempts, making 8 of 17 3-pointers, while limiting Cornell (0-7) to 43.8% from the field.
Cornell led early when Robert Hatter hit a 3-pointer and added a field goal for a 7-6 lead, but a Green layup gave the Highlanders an 8-7 advantage at the 15:36 mark of the first period. Cornell managed to stay close until midway of the first half, but Radford pulled away until the Highlanders had a commanding 43-22 lead at the break. Cornell could never close the gap in the second period.
Devin Cherry led Cornell with 19 points. Hatter contributed 18 points with 6 assists.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
Isaiah Briscoe has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Marcus Lee intends to transfer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.