MARCH MADNESS

Cornell Advances to Sweet 16

For the first time since Penn did it in 1979, a team from the Ivy League will be in the final 16 of the NCAA Tournament. With an 87-69 hiding of No. 4 seed Wisconsin, No. 12 seed Cornell booked a spot to play top-seeded Kentucky next week in what is widely expected to be a mismatch. Still, they have played with surprising poise, trailing only for a total of three minutes in their two tournament games so far. Now, after playing its first two games in Jacksonville, Cornell will move closer to home: They will play next week at Syracuse’s Carrier Dome, less than an hour’s distance from Ithaca. In other basketball news, No. 5 Michigan State upset No. 4 Maryland, with a three-pointer at the buzzer.