ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Shonn Miller came off the bench to score 19 points as Cornell pulled away in the final 13 minutes for a 76-61 victory over Binghamton on Monday night.
Miller’s layup with 12:40 remaining gave the Big Red (1-1) a 39-38 lead that they never relinquished. He followed that basket with a 3-pointer, another layup and a tip-in of a Jonathan Gray miss and ended a 22-2 Cornell run with a dunk that made it 55-40 with 8:01 remaining.
Cornell led 28-26 after a sloppy first half, but the Bearcats (0-2) rallied to lead 38-33 before Cornell’s big run. Robert Mansell, who led Binghamton with 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting, made a pair of 3-pointers during that run.
Miller, a freshman, also grabbed eight rebounds for Cornell during his 22 minutes of play. Drew Perry added 16 points for the Big Red and Eitan Chemerinski had 13.