NCAA Game Summary - New Hampshire vs. Cornell
(Wednesday, December 29th)
Final Score: New Hampshire 68, Cornell 66
Richmond, VA (Sports Network) - Ferg Myric posted 14 points, including the go-ahead three-point play during the final 30 seconds, as New Hampshire edged Cornell, 68-66, in an opening round game of the VCU Christmas tournament.
Tyrone Conley chipped in with 15 points while Chandler Rhoads and Brian Benson each scored 10 points the Wildcats (6-5), who broke a three-game losing streak. They will next play host VCU, a 75-66 winner over Wofford.
Errick Peck posted 19 points to lead the Big Red (2-9), who have now lost eight straight -- six coming by five points or less. Chris Wroblewski added 14 points and six assists, while Aaron Osgood had 12 points and seven boards. Ferry Drew registered 11 points in the loss.
With the game tied at 63-all, Myric made a layup and free throw with 28 seconds remaining to put New Hampshire up for good. During Cornell's next two possessions, they missed two possible game-tying threes.
Benson's dunk sealed the win with six seconds remaining, and Wroblewski added a late trey to make up the final score.
New Hampshire lead as much as 12, 23-11 with 7 1/2 minutes remaining in the first half. Jordan Bronner nailed a trey with time running out to give the Wildcats a 33-27 edge at the break.
The Wildcats built a nine-point advantage less than four minutes into the second half, but an eight-point run by Cornell cut the lead to one, 42-41, with 13:45 left to play. The game remained tight the rest of the way.
12/29 22:52:30 ET