NEW YORK (AP) Galal Cancer scored 19 points and Cornell staved off late-charging Columbia for a 66-63 Ivy League victory Saturday night.
The win was Cornell's fourth straight on the road, marking the program's longest road winning streak since 2009-10. The Big Red (9-10, 1-1) were 5-24 away from home during coach Bill Courtney's first two seasons, but are 4-5 on the road this year.
Brian Barbour led the Lions (9-7, 1-1) with 15 points.
Cornell's win was retribution for a 67-58 home loss against Columbia on Jan. 19.
The Big Red led 31-19 at the intermission and 51-36 with 10:02 remaining. But Columbia responded with a 22-11 run capped by 3-pointers from Barbour and Maodo Lo to pull within 62-60 with 2:48 left.
Cancer knocked down four free throws after that, and Columbia hit just one of its final five shots - a three-point play by Barbour - as Cornell held on.
In a season with plenty of lows and only a few highs, Davis Bertans has been a very pleasant surprise for the Wizards this season.
Thursday night against the Sixers, Bertans got insanely hot from three-point land in the first half. He hit six straight from three and the led a 29-11 run by the Wizards that gave them a 10-point lead over one of the best teams in the East.
He scored 22 points in just 17 minutes of play and was single-handily roasting a top-three defense in the NBA.
The Wizards acquired him from the Spurs using a trade exception, meaning all they gave the Spurs in return for his services was salary cap relief.
Watching the game after undergoing finger surgery, Jordan McRae was loving the show Bertans was putting on against Philly.
Roughly 20 games in, he's proved to be the Wizards' second-best player behind Bradley Beal.
He's unfortunately a free agent after this season, so if the Wizards want to retain his sharp-shooting prowess they'll have to pay a decent sum with a relatively weak free-agent class.
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John Wall isn't expected to return to the court for the Wizards this season, but his recovery from Achilles surgery seems to be going well.
Before Washington played to host to the Sixers Thursday night, Wall was dunking in his pre-game workout doing his patented left-handed slam.
With Wall out for the year, the Wizards have taken the opportunity to develop their youth in Rui Hachimura, Troy Brown and Moe Wagner in high-pressure situations.
The last time Wall played for the Wizards it was with a stale roster that needed re-shuffling. When he comes back, presumably at the start of next season, he'll have an exciting new group to dish assists to every night.
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