ITHACA, NY – The Johnson & Wales University men's basketball team went on the road Saturday to take on Division I opponent Cornell. The Big Red were hot from behind the three-point line and that led to Cornell defeating the Wildcats, 76-61.
Johnson & Wales took an early 6-4 lead on a Matt Madoian jumper in the opening minutes of the game. Unfortunately, the Wildcats did not score for the next five and half minutes and Cornell established a 22-6 lead.
The lead would get down to 13 points, 35-22, at the 3:09 mark of the first half on a Justin Bullock three-pointer, but that's as close as JWU would get the rest of the game.
More than half of JWU's 35 second-half points came from guard Brian Hogan-Gary as he scored 18 of his game-high 28 points in the second half. He produced his second double-double in a row with game-high 12 rebounds.
Cornell was too much from behind the three-point line, nailing 11 three-pointers.
The Wildcats return home Tuesday to start GNAC play versus Norwich at 7:30 p.m.