NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Kyle Fuller scored 17 points to lead Vanderbilt to a 66-55 victory over Cornell on Monday night.
Kedren Johnson added 15 points as the Commodores (5-4) staved off a second-half comeback by the Big Red (4-6).
Fuller and Johnson combined for the team's first 17 points and Vanderbilt led by as much as 19, 33-14, in the first half.
But when Johnson, Vanderbilt's leading scorer this season, went to the bench with his fourth foul 58 seconds into the second half, Cornell capitalized. The Big Red ripped off a 14-2 run and cut the deficit to 40-38 on consecutive layups from Eitan Chermerinski with 14:17 left.
Cornell missed its next five shots - all 3-pointers - and Vanderbilt responded with a 12-2 run to take an insurmountable 12-point lead.
Shonn Miller scored 13 and Chermerinski had 10 for the Big Red, who made just 18 of 60 shots (30 percent).
The ugly incident involving Red Sox fans taunting Orioles star Adam Jones with racial epithets earlier this month transcended the sport of baseball. It became a national story, sparking debate about race and how fans should behave at sporting events.
It was a huge deal, so big that former Celtics player Cedric Maxwell - the 1980-81 NBA Finals MVP - thinks it could hurt the Celtics this summer in free agency. Boston has money to spend, plus plenty of draft picks - including this year's No. 1 overall selection - and tradeable assets on their roster. They might be better positioned to made big moves this offseason than anyone and the plan to be very aggressive.
But Maxwell argued on CSNNE that signing players might not be as easy as it would seem:
"Well, I think it's more attractive now with what happened with [Al] Horford, but also it's the same thing if you think about all the things that around having Brad Stevens as a coach. What happened over there with the Red Sox, though, out in center field, right field or whatever field; don't think that does not affect decisions on the other side of the basketball ledger. Because people think and people talk and they understand. They talk about your city all the time."
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NBA players are majority African-American, like Jones. The Celtics haven't had problems attracting free agents in the past, but Maxwell thinks that might change.
Watch his full comments here, as well as Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaugnessy's response:
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JUPITER, Fla. — Police say golf great Tiger Woods has been arrested on a DUI charge in Florida.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says on its website that Woods was booked into a county jail around 7 a.m. on Monday.
Jail records show Woods had been arrested by police in Jupiter. He was released just before 11 a.m. on his own recognizance. He has been charged under a Driving Under the Influence statute.
No other details were immediately available. Messages left for a Jupiter police spokeswoman were not immediately returned.
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