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Throwback Thursday: A Season Opening Upset for Big Red Basketball
This week in 1970, the Big Red Basketball team played its season opener against Penn State in Barton Hall. It had been 28 years since the Big Red last defeated the Nittany Lions with a 28-25 victory in 1942. Since then, average scores had increased in games, and Cornell was hoping to break the streak against this non-conference rival.
Ultimately, Cornell upset the Nittany Lions with a score of 69-59. This was an amazing season opener and propelled the team’s confidence and strength for the remainder of the year.