Saturday, October 30, 2010

News and Notes: Saturday Edition

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. 340-Dartmouth
-No. 327-Albany
-No. 300-Columbia
-No. 278-Yale
-No. 262-Brown
-No. 257-Binghmaton
-No. 225-New Hampshire
-No. 224-Bucknell
  • 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.
  • 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.
-Josh Wexler ('88)
-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 ()
-Dave LaMore
-Shonn Miller
-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 ()

  • 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:




  • Check out the projected roster sizes of Ivy League teams for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons by clicking here.

  • 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.
30. Saint Joseph`s, Atlantic 14 (66 points)
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.


Anonymous said...

Way to go Alex Hill!

Kid could always shoot it, sucks we couldn't get him into the rotation. And, I don't fault him at all for leaving - kid's good and wants to play, so go play and have fun.

Anonymous said...

any word out of the scrimmage against Colgate?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

NCAA rules preclude publications of stats and recaps from these closed scrimmages.

If we did report something, it would have to be really vague, and most certainly would not come close to satisfying your appetite for information.