Dec. 6, 1996

McCord Get 17 Points, 15 Boards In Loss To Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Senior forward John McCord (Bronx, N.Y.) scored 17 points and grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds, but the Big Red fell to Purdue 69-55.

The Red trailed 39-25 at the half, but closed the gap to eight points, 48-40, with 13:31 remaining in the game. Purdue went on a 10-2 run, taking a 58-42 lead with 9:05 left in the contest.

Senior point guard Michael Roberts (Andover, Mass.) had a career-high 15 points and pulled down seven boards, while junior forward Bo Buettenback (Hastings, Neb.) added 10 points, six rebounds and a career-high five assists.

Cornell outrebounded the Boilermakers 41-36 and shot 42.0 percent from the floor, compared to the home team's 37.7 percent.