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Offensive efficiency, defensive creativity spark Cornell

Cornell is undefeated and the reigning No. 1 team in the nation. What are the keys to Cornell's success? Offensive efficiency and defensive creativity, writes Quint Kessenich.

Updated: March 28, 2007, 1:03 PM ET
By Quint Kessenich | ESPN.com

Cornell is ranked No. 1 in the nation. The Big Red are 6-0, unbeaten and untouched. They were an afterthought in the preseason polls -- ranked No. 8 by most.

As the coach of Cornell since 2001, Jeff Tambroni has quietly made a reputation as one of the game's best. His teams have won 70 percent of their games. The work he's done this year exceeds any prior accolades. This Cornell team has come out of nowhere and is on the verge of a sixth consecutive season with more than nine wins.

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