Red-Hot Shooting Powers Cornell, Bearcats Beat Maine

By Justin Horowitz

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 3, 2009 at 11:51 PM EST

The Cornell men’s basketball team hit its first eight shots and made a school record 18 3-pointers in overwhelming Division III Ursinus 99-45 on Saturday afternoon at Newman Arena.

The Big Red remained unbeaten at home (5-0) and improved to 8-6 with the victory, while the Bears, ranked No. 13 in Division III, dropped to 6-3.

Also today, Visiting Binghamton (8-4, 1-0 America East) shot 51% and drained 10 three-pointers en route to a 70-62 win over Maine (5-9, 0-1 America East) in the conference opener for both teams Saturday afternoon fromn Alfond Arena.

The win was BU's fourth straight and seventh in the last nine games.

Junior guard D.J. Rivera, the leading scorer in the America East (21.2 ppg.), netted a game-high 24 points and the Bearcats built a double-digit halftime lead and kept Maine at bay all afternoon.

Rivera hit 5-of-9 three-pointers and reached the 20-point mark for the seventh straight game.

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