WAUKESHA, Wis. – Cornell was held to a season-low 14 made field goals in Saturday's 61-49 men's basketball loss to Midwest Conference postseason contender Carroll on the road.
Joey Guth tallied a game-high 18 points to pace the Rams (8-11 overall, 5-9 MWC), who shot 32.6 percent on just 43 field goal attempts. The senior forward finished right at his season scoring average and moved within 66 points of 1,000 with four games to go.
Senior point guard Reggie Greenwood was the lone other Ram to net double figures with 12 points. He passed another Cornell icon in Jack Grams (1962-65) for fourth place on the program's career scoring list with 1,349 points.
Carroll (13-7, 10-5 MWC) scored on its first two possessions and played with the lead the rest of the way. The Pioneers limited Cornell to 3-of-12 shooting in the first half and took a 33-20 advantage into the break.
The Pioneers went ahead 40-26 early in the second half. Cornell then ran off seven consecutive points on a Guth 3-pointer, two Greenwood free throws and a Tyrus Hartman bucket that trimmed the margin to 40-33 with 10:50 to go. But Carroll responded with an 8-0 run to put the game out of reach.
The Rams got a chunk of their offense from the foul line, connecting on 18-of-22 attempts. They hit 13-of-17 free throws in the first half. Greenwood nailed all eight of his foul shots.
Nick Bobb finished with eight points and five rebounds for the Rams. Peter Catchings also grabbed five boards.
The Pioneers shot 54.5 percent from the field. They were led by Kevin Hurd and Alec Molter with 16 points apiece.
Coming up – Cornell plays host to Illinois College (11-8, 7-7 MWC) Tuesday for a 5 p.m. tipoff on Senior Night in the Small Multi-Sport Center. The Blueboys took the season's first meeting, 83-80, in Jacksonville, Ill.