By DAN GELSTON
AP Basketball Writer
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Kentucky avoided the latest big upset from the Big Red.
John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Patrick Patterson stopped Cornell’s captivating NCAA Tournament run, giving the top-seeded Wildcats a 62-45 win Thursday night in the East Regional semifinals.
With much of the Carrier Dome crowd — and the country — pulling for an upset by the 12th-seeded Ivy Leaguers, Cornell bolted to a 10-2 lead in the opening minutes.