Cornell basketball returns to its rightful place: first
Cornell defeated Dartmouth, 75-59, this Friday night to improve to 11-0 in the Ivy League and clinch a tie for the league title.
Saturday night will be one of the biggest in recent Cornell sports history, as the basketball team routs Harvard to clinch the outright title and its first NCAA Tournament berth since 1988, while next door the hockey team pummels Harvard - its most bitter rival - as well.
(I'm not clear on why Cornell's season sweep of second-place Brown in hoops hasn't already clinched the title, but no matter. It's better this way.)
Congratulations, Big Red, and thank you for making me look good.
Click below to read the guarantee I posted five weeks and nine victories ago:WatchDog guarantee: Cornell will win Ivy hoops title
As you all no doubt know by now, Cornell pounded Columbia in men's basketball on YES Saturday night.
The Big Red put a mild scare into Duke recently, too.
Let the word go forth from this time and place: Cornell is going to win the Ivy League title for the first time since 1988, when Arizona lucked out in a first-round NCAA Tournament game and won, 90-50.
Remember where you read it first.
Posted by Neil Best on January 26, 2008 9:49 PM