Sunday, November 21, 2010

News and Notes: Weekend Wrap-Up Edition

Below, a weekend wrap-up of some news and notes...
  • After falling in a heartbreaker on Friday night to St. Boanventure, Cornell assistant coaches sent messages about the game via Twitter. Mike Blaine writes, "No time to look back. Only time to learn and move forward!" While Ricky Yahn writes, "Tough pill to swallow, but no time to lick our wounds. Time to focus on getting better and getting to 3-2 on Monday." The Big Red face Lehigh in Bethlehem.
  • The America Least blog writes, "BU plays a couple of consolation games in the NIT Season Tip-off this week after getting bounced by Villanova, and then they return home next weekend to host Cornell."
Navigating the world of mid-major basketball is a daunting task for not only the average fan, but any college hoops fan. There are numerous smaller conferences and teams throughout the nation that receive little if any media coverage; most of these conferences are a complete mystery when sifting through who the dominant teams are come tournament time. I realize it is hard to get excited about a Colgate vs. Army game on a Wednesday night in January at Cotterell Court in Hamilton, NY, but there are certain years where a team from a smaller conference—like the Patriot League, for example—comes out of nowhere and catches the entire nation by surprise (see: Cornell in 2009-10). In recent years, however, many of these mid-majors have proven to be not so “mid” after all—they are often every bit as strong as the perennial powers throughout the nation.
  • Throughout the season we will provide periodic updates on Cornell's eight (8) overseas alumni playing professionally. Below, some updates:
-John McCord ('97) (Strasbourg, Pro A France)-The 6'6" forward is averaging 12.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game for 3-4 Strasbourg. McCord, reportedly the oldest player in the French Pro A, is a former 1st Team All Ivy selection who transferred to Cornell via Monroe College, a JuCo program. On November 19, he errupted for 28 points and 7 boards on 10/13 shooting in a 85-77 defeat to Hyeres-Toulon, the former French team for which Ka'ron Barnes ('04) played following his 1st All-Ivy career at Cornell.

-Jeff Aubry ('99) (Halcones, LNBP Mexico)-The 6'11" center for the 16-7 Rojos of Halcones is averaging 6.1 points and 6.6 rebounds. Aubry played several seasons in the NBA D League in the early part of his career. On November 18 he finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds in a win over Pioneros.

-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.

-Jason Hartford ('08) (Ginasio, LPD Portugal)-Ginasio, still undefeated with a 5-0 record in Portugal, is lead by 6'9" Hartford and his 16.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. On November 20, Hartford finished with 13 points and 6 rebounds in a win over Vitoria SC.

-Louis Dale ('10) (Gottingen, Bundesliga Germany)-In a 74-66 loss to the NY Phantoms on November 20, Dale scored 2 points and collected 1 steal in 6 minutes off the bench for Gottingen (3-7) in German premier league play. On the season, Dale is averaging 8.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. On November 23, in Euro Cup action, Dale and Gottingen will face Turkish club, Beskitas Cola Turka Istanbul, which is led by Allen Iverson.

-Ryan Wittman ('10) (Forli, LegaDue Italy)-Forli is 2-5 on the season while Wittman is averaing 14.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.6 assists.

-Jeff Foote ('10) (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel Winner's League/Melilla, Spanish 2nd Division)-In his debut with Melilla of Spain, Foote finished with 6 points and 3 rebounds on 3/4 from the floor in 23 minutes in a 69-59 loss to Alcazar. Foote was also 0/4 from the FT line.

-Jon Jaques ('10) (Ashkelon, Israel Winner's League)-Ashkelon is 1-4 in the Israeli Winner's league with Jaques averaging 3.4 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.
  • Game Recaps-Below are links to our game recaps from each of Cornell's games this season. Associated press recaps courtesy of are always available by clicking on Cornell's schedule/results on the right column of this blog.
  1. at Albany W 65-61 (video recaps)
  2. at Seton Hall L 68-92
  3. vs. Delaware W 75-61 (video recap)
  4. vs. St. Bonaventure L 56-54
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 at Lehigh, 7 pm
Princeton at James Madison, 7 pm
  • 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)
-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 ()
-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 ()

And a few reminders....

No comments: