- Get all the information you need about the Big Red's game at Boston University today with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. Below, Assistant coach Mike Blaine posted this picture via Twitter of Cornell holding shooting drills on Friday night at Boston University.
- Recapping Wisconsin's victory over B.C. in the Old Spice Classic, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes:
It appeared Steve Donahue once again had Wisconsin's number.
And then halftime ended and the Badgers put together the kind of run that makes everyone, no matter their personal affiliation, shake their heads in disbelief.
UW found itself down by six points in the second half but rapidly constructed a game-deciding run that saw it outscore Boston College by 28 points in about an 11-minute stretch to secure a 65-55 victory Friday afternoon, which advanced the Badgers into Sunday's championship game of the Old Spice Classic at HP Field House.
The Badgers, who improved to 4-1, will face California/Notre Dame in the final at 7 p.m.
Donahue, BC's first-year coach, lead Cornell to an 18-point second-round upset of UW in last season's NCAA Tournament, but this time, Donahue's new squad couldn't combat UW's massive surge.
"That doesn't happen very often," UW coach Bo Ryan said. "Steve and I talked about that, and that's what Cornell did to us last year.
- Notable quote from the B.C.-Wisconsin game: "That doesn't happen very often," Ryan said. "That's kind of the blitzkrieg that Cornell did to us last year (in the NCAA tournament). There are times when things get going and you use timeouts, you do whatever, try to change something up, but just somehow those waves hit."
- Penn alum, Dave Zeitlen writes for CSN Philly, "The last time Penn played a ranked opponent, the Quakers posted an easy win. So when they face No. 5 Pittsburgh on Saturday, they should have a strong chance to pull it out, right? Well, maybe not. Penn’s 79-64 win over then-No. 22 Cornell last season was impressive, but, to be fair, beating an Ivy League rival at the Palestra is something the Quakers have done quite often over that years. Before that upset, Penn lost 28 straight games to ranked opponents, with its last win coming on Nov. 23, 1999 against Temple, which was ranked seventh at the time."
- Former Cornell basketball player, Alex Hill, is averaging 18 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in his hometown at the University of Toronto.
- Cornell RPI Watch: The RPI (Rating Percentage Index) is a measure of strength of schedule and how a team does against that schedule. It does not consider the margin of victory, but only whether or not a team won and where the game was played (home/away/neutral court). The formula is 25% team winning percentage (WP), 50% opponents' average winning percentage (OWP), and 25% opponents' opponents' average winning percentage (OOWP). (See: CollegeRPI.com for a further explanation of the formula.) The RPI may be the most influential factor in NCAA Tournament seeding. Cornell's RPI rank as of November 27 is No. 262 out of 347 total Division I teams. While neither the Ken Pomeroy or Jeff Sagarin rankings are used by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee, the KenPom.com site ranks Cornell No. 192 in the nation, while the USA Today Sagarin rankings have Cornell at No. 166. Both sites are predominantly used by fans and the media.
- Game Recaps-Below are links to our game recaps from each of Cornell's games this season. Associated press recaps courtesy of Rivals.com/YahooSports.com are always available by clicking on Cornell's schedule/results on the right column of this blog.
- at Albany W 65-61 (video recaps)
- at Seton Hall L 68-92
- vs. Delaware W 75-61 (video recap)
- vs. St. Bonaventure L 54-56
- at Lehigh L 57-60
- Here is a look at Ivy League results and upcoming games. A full Ivy composite schedule may viewed by clicking here.
Friday, November 12
Columbia 71 La Salle 82 Box Score - Recap
Rutgers 73 Princeton 78 OT Box Score - Recap
Cornell 65 Albany 61 Box Score - Recap
Brown 69 Fordham 65 Box Score - Recap
Saturday, November 13
Harvard 53 George Mason 66 Box Score - Recap
Davidson 64 Penn 69 Box Score - Recap
Dartmouth 52 Providence 87 Box Score - Recap
Yale 75 Quinnipiac 84 Box Score - Recap
Sunday, November 14
Cornell 68 Seton Hall 92 Noon [SNY/ESPN3/ESPN Full Court] Box Score - Recap
Princeton 60 Duke 97 [ESPNU] Box Score - Recap
Monday, November 15
Maryland-Eastern Shore 74 Columbia 108 Box Score - Recap
Yale 55 Providence 58 Box Score - Recap
Tuesday, November 16
Brown 67 Rhode Island 92 Box Score - Recap
New Hampshire 55 Dartmouth 53 Box Score - Recap
Wednesday, November 17
Delaware 61 Cornell 75 Box Score - Recap
Holy Cross 49 Harvard 72 Box Score - Recap
Penn 54 Manhattan 59 Box Score - Recap
Columbia 66 St. John’s 79 Box Score - Recap
Thursday, November 18
Yale 75 Boston College 67 Box Score - Recap
Friday, November 19
St. Bonaventure 56 Cornell 54 Box Score - Recap
Dartmouth 71 Hartford 57 Box Score - Recap
Saturday, November 20
Harvard 75 Mercer 69 Box Score - Recap
Sacred Heart 67 Brown 81 Box Score - Recap
Columbia 76 Longwood 95 Box Score - Recap
Drexel 77 Penn 56 Box Score - Recap
Sunday, November 21
Dartmouth 59 Loyola (Md.) 73 Box Score - Recap
Monday, November 22
Cornell 57 Lehigh 60 Box Score - Recap
Princeton 64 James Madison 65 Box Score - Recap
Tuesday, November 23
Bucknell 55 Princeton 66 Box Score - Recap [at JMU]
Colgate 63 Columbia 76 Box Score - Recap
Quinnipiac 69 Dartmouth 52 Box Score - Recap
Lafayette 65 Penn 74 Box Score - Recap
Yale 47 Illinois 73 [ESPNU] Box Score - Recap
Wednesday, November 24
St. Francis (N.Y.) 63 Brown 67 Box Score - Recap
Harvard 69 Bryant 66 Box Score - Recap
Presbyterian 69 Princeton 67 Box Score - Recap
Saturday, November 27
Brown at New Hampshire, 1 pm
Army at Yale, 2 pm
Colgate at Dartmouth, 2 pm
Cornell at Boston University, 5 pm
Penn at Pittsburgh, 7 pm [ESPN3.com]
Sunday, November 28
Colorado at Harvard, 2 pm
Columbia at American, 2 pm
Siena at Princeton, 2 pm
- Throughout the season we will provide periodic updates on Cornell's eight (8) overseas alumni playing professionally. Below, some updates:
-Cody Toppert ('05) (Plymouth Raiders, British Basketball League)-The Raiders are 2-3 in BBL action with the 6'4" Toppert shooting 38% from beyond the arc and contributing 11.6 points per game. Toppert writes a regular blog on his team's website. Like Aubry, Toppert is a veteran of the NBA D League. Plymouth was idle last week.
- 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)
-Ryan Wittman ('10)
-Pete Reynolds ('10)
-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 ()
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- 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.