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Cornell vs. American University recap: Eagles fall, 68-60, in final non-conference game

The American University Eagles lost on Sunday, 68-60, to the Cornell Big Red. Stephen Lumpkins recorded a double-double for the Eagles, scoring 10 points and pulling down a game-high 18 rebounds.

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The American University Eagles lost their final non-conference game of the 2012-13 season, falling, 68-60, to the Cornell University Big Red on Sunday afternoon.

Cornell's Johnathan Gray led all scorers with 19 points. Shonn Miller, Dominick Scelfo and Nolan Cressler were also in double digits for the Big Red.

Blake Jolivette led the Eagles with 15 points and Stephen Lumpkins recorded a double-double, with 10 points and 18 rebounds, in the losing effort.

American's largest lead of the game was three points, at 24-21 late in the first half. The Big Red rallied quickly, however, taking a three point lead of their own, 27-24, at halftime.

Cornell dominated the second half, widening the lead to as many as 16 points. American made a charge down the stretch, but the Eagles could get no closer than four points in the final minutes.

American wraps up non-conference play with a 5-10 record. With the win, Cornell moves to 7-9 on the season.

The Eagles begin Patriot League conference play Saturday, Jan. 12, on the road against Colgate. That 2 p.m. ET game will be broadcast on the radio by 1050 AM. American's next home game is Jan. 16 against Lehigh at 7:30 p.m. ET.