College Basketball: Winners and Losers from Friday Night (Feb. 26)

Paul SeaverCorrespondent IFebruary 26, 2010

DAYTON, OH - MARCH 20:  Edwin Ubiles #23 and Clarence Jackson #13 of the Siena Saints celebrate on the court after defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes in overtime during the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the University of Dayton Arena on March 20, 2009 in Dayton, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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In college basketball, Friday nights are usually more devoted to smaller conference match-ups. While Butler and Siena picked up victories, the Ivy League had some excitement with a last-second, game-winning shot and a key win for Cornell in conference play.

 

 

The Winners

 

Siena (23-6, 16-1): Siena got a total of 71 points from their starting five as part of an 80-54 rout of Rider in MAAC play. Edwin Ubiles led the way with 21 points.

Columbia (10-15, 4-7): Down by one with 2.7 seconds left to play, Brian Grimes hit a fade-away jumper to give Columbia a 56-55 win over Penn.

Cornell (24-4, 10-1): In what might have been its last true test in Ivy League play, Cornell got enough to earn a 50-47 victory over Princeton. It is Cornell’s second win over Princeton in the last two weeks.

Butler (26-4, 18-0): Butler completed its undefeated regular season in the Horizon League. The game was a bit closer than most thought it would be, but the Bulldogs got a 74-69 win at Valparaiso. Gordon Hayward did not play, but Willie Veasley picked up the slack, finishing with a team-high 20 points.

 

 

Losers

 

Princeton (16-8, 7-3): Princeton had its last chance to make things in the Ivy League interesting but let it slip away with a tough 50-47 loss to Cornell.

Marist (1-27, 1-16): Yes, that record is correct. The Red Foxes lost by 23 at home at the hands of St. Peter’s on Friday night. Marist mustered up only 39 total points in the game and will end its season with the leader in the MAAC Conference: Siena.