Syracuse 67, Cornell 62
-- Terrence Roberts had 19 points and 14 rebounds and freshman Eric Devendorf scored three baskets to key a late surge as No. 16 Syracuse held off Cornell, 67-62, on Wednesday night in the second round of the College Hoops Classic. It was Syracuse's 29th straight win over Cornell (1-1).
The Orange (2-0) will meet the winner of the Lubbock Regional next Thursday night at Madison Square Garden in the next round of the 16-team tournament, which benefits Coaches vs. Cancer.
Syracuse won despite missing 18 straight three-pointers, including 10 by Gerry McNamara, whose streak of 53 consecutive games with a three ended. McNamara finished with 17 points, 13 from the free throw line, and Demetris Nichols had 11. Freshman Adam Gore led the Big Red with 22 points, going 6 for 10 on three-pointers. Lenny Collins finished with 20 points and Andrew Naeve had 11 points and 10 rebounds.
In an 82-69 loss to Syracuse a year ago, the Big Red stayed in the game for nearly 30 minutes by hitting a Carrier Dome record 15 three-pointers. This time they made 11, and Gore was the spark plug. He made three threes and scored 13 points in the first half and continued his hot shooting in the second until picking up his fourth foul with 11 minutes 10 seconds left.