Below, some news and notes for Saturday. Above, Mark Coury was a physical presence inside for Cornell during its 2010 opening round NCAA Tournament win over Temple. He contributed 4 points and 1 rebound in the win.
- In previewing the 2010 Old Spice Classic and Temple, Rush The Court writes, "Don’t forget the Owls had the #8 RPI in the nation [last season], were woefully under-seeded as a #5, and then drew the equally under-seeded and incredibly dangerous Cornell Big Red in the first round." Cornell ultimately advanced as far as the Sweet 16, defeating Temple and Wisconsin and finished ranked No. 17 in the nation.
- Rush The Court is counting down via Twitter the top 345 Division I teams. Teams on Cornell's schedule ranked so far include:
-No. 225-New Hampshire
- Today, Cornell faces Colgate in a closed-doors scrimmage. The Big Red also face Lafayette next Saturday behind closed doors.
- Former Big Red guard Alex Hill has played extremely well for the University of Toronto since returning back to his hometown in Canada. He scored 18 points October 14 vs. Regina, 12 points again vs. Regina on October 15, 10 points vs. Ottawa on October 22, 23 points (and 11 rebounds) vs. Quebec-Montreal on October 23, and 17 points (and 7 rebounds) against St. Francis Xavier on October 24.
- Visit The Cornell Basketball Blog's Community Forum and Message Board to interact with other fans of Cornell and Ivy League basketball. Membership is free! You may also follow us on Twitter.
- Check out The Cornell Basketball Blog's Index of 2010-2011 Season Previews and see what the pundits are predicting for this year.
- Below is an updated directory listing of some Twitter feeds associated with the Cornell basketball program. You can also follow The Cornell Basketball Blog on Twitter.
-Steve Cobb ('05)
-Andrew Naeve ('07)
-Jason Canady ('08)
-Khaliq Gant ('09)
-Conor Mullen ('09)
-Jon Jaques ('10)
-Louis Dale ('10)
-Alex Tyler ('10)
-Geoff Reeves ('10)
-Jeff Foote ('10)
-Andre Wilkins ('10)
-Max Groebe ('10)
-Aaron Osgood ('10)
-Peter McMillan ()
-Errick Peck ()
-Dominick Scelfo ()
-Jake Mathews ()
-Dwight Tarwater ()
-Manny Sahota ()
-Assistant Coach Ricky Yahn ()
-Assistant Coach Mike Blaine ()
-Assistant Coach Marlon Sears ()
-Brian Delaney, Ithaca Journal ()
-Cornell Daily Sun Sports ()
-Slope Sports ()
-WVBR Sports ()
-Former assistant coach, Jay Larranaga ()
- Blueprint for Success, the yearbook commemorating Cornell's 2009-2010 season is now on sale and available for delivery. Visit the Cornell Athletics website to order your copy today! Or pick up a copy sold in the Cornell Store on campus.
- Fans of the basketball program in the Ithaca area should not miss the opportunity to join the Cornell Rebounders Club.
- Below, links to the Ivy League's 2010-2011 schedules, rosters and recruiting classes.
A look again at links for Cornell's schedule, roster and recruiting class. Here are links for the rest of the Ivy League:
IVY LEAGUE '10-'11 SCHEDULES
IVY LEAGUE '10-'11 ROSTERS
IVY LEAGUE '10-'11 RECRUITING CLASSES
- Check out the projected roster sizes of Ivy League teams for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons by clicking here.
- MidMajority.com is ranking each of the 263 Mid Major basketball programs based on their performances during the last six years. Each day MidMajority is counting down the teams among the top 100. Here is a look at the top 30 teams revealed-to-date. Cornell is the only Ivy League to finish among the top 50 mid major basketball programs. Also, check out MidMajority's book, One Beautiful Season, which has two chapters devoted to Cornell's 2010 NCAA Tournament run.
29. Sam Houston State, Southland (67 points)
28. Akron, Mid-American (70 points)
27. Rhode Island, Atlantic 14 (72 points)
26. Cornell, Ivy League (73 points)
25. Kent State, Mid-American (73 points)
24. Massachusetts, Atlantic 14 (73 points)
23. Vermont, America East (76 points)
22. Morgan State, MEAC (77 points)
21. Missouri State, Missouri Valley (79 points)
20. Creighton, Missouri Valley (80 points)
19. Temple, Atlantic 14 (80 points)
18. South Alabama, Sun Belt (83 points)
17. Siena, Metro Atlantic (84 points)
16. George Mason, Colonial (90 points)
15. Wichita State, Missouri Valley (92 points)
14. Southern Illinois, Missouri Valley (92 points)
13. Dayton, Atlantic 14 (97 points)
12. Utah State, Western Athletic (99 points)
11. Bradley, Missouri Valley (100 points)
10. Winthrop, Big South (109 points)
9. Saint Mary`s, West Coast (111 points)
8. Northern Iowa, Missouri Valley (112 points)
7. Oral Roberts, Badlands Conference (113 points)
6. Old Dominion, Colonial (113 points)
5. Virginia Commonwealth, Colonial (114 points)
4. Nevada, Western Athletic (132 points)
3. Davidson, Southern (138 points)
- Throughout the season we will provide periodic updates on Cornell's eight (8) overseas alumni playing professionally.
-John McCord ('97) (Strasbourg, Pro A France)-Strasbourg is off to a 2-1 start on the young French Pro A season with 6'6" forward McCord averaging 8.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. He is reportedly the oldest player in the French Pro A. McCord a former 1st Team All Ivy selection transferred to Cornell via Monroe College, a JuCo program.
-Jeff Aubry ('99) (Halcones, LNBP Mexico)-The 6'11" center for the Rojos of Halcones is off to an 11-5 start. The former Cornell center and 10 year veteran is averaging 6.2 points and 6.2 rebounds. Aubry played several seasons in the NBA D League in the early part of his career.
-Cody Toppert ('05) (Plymouth Raiders, British Basketball League)-The Raiders remain winless in BBL action, 0-3, with yhe 6'4" Toppert shooting 38% from beyond the arc and contributing 10.3 points per game. Toppert writes a regular blog on his team's website. Like Aubry, Toppert is a veteran of the NBA D League.
-Jason Hartford ('08) (Ginasio, LPD Portugal)-Sporting a 2-0 record in Portugal with Ginasio, the former Cornell power forward is averaging 12.5 points and 5 rebounds per game in the new season.
-Louis Dale ('10) (Gottingen, Bundesliga Germany)-The Purple are off to a 3-4 start in Germany's premier league with rookie Dale averaging 10.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game while shooting 38% beyond the arc.
-Ryan Wittman ('10) (Forli, LegaDue Italy)-Forli has struggled in the early going with a 1-3 start in Italy's second division. Wittman has been solid, contributing 10.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.0 assists, but has struggled on 15.8% shooting from downtown.
-Jeff Foote ('10) (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel Winner's League)-Maccabi is off to a 2-0 start in the Israeli league but Foote has not made his professional debut. Maccabi is also 1-1 in the EuroLeague.
-Jon Jaques ('10) (Ashkelon, Israel Winner's League)-Ashkelon is 0-2 in the Israeli league with Jaques averaging 2 points per game.