Above, an excerpt from Kyle Whelliston's book, One Beautiful Season, which devotes two chapters to Cornell's run through the 2010 NCAA Tournament to the Sweet Sixteen and final No. 17 national ranking.
- Inside SU notes that nearly a dozen local Syracuse area Burmese, Sudanese and Haitian refugees got the chance to experience their first basketball game when they attended the Cornell-SU game on Tuesday night in the Carrier Dome.
- SouthOrangeJuice.com refers to Cornell's defeat to Seton Hall earlier in the season as a confidence booster for the Pirates.
- The Down with Goldy blog previews the Big Red at Minnesota and expects a tight game. Goldy writes, "What they [Cornell] do have is Big Red Bear, Here Comes Treble, and all the brilliance of the Nard Dawg on their side. It shouldn't be enough (please god), but I'm afraid they're going to make this more interesting than it should be thanks to crap-tastic [Minnesota] defense on the perimeter."
- So, Cornell is off to Big 10 country to face Minnesota. Yes, we all remember Cornell knocking off the Big 10's Wisconsin during the Sweet 16 last season. But arguably the more surprising Cornell win over a Big 10 team was on November 11, 2006 when a bunch of young and inexperienced Cornell freshmen, Ryan Wittman and Louis Dale, led the Big Red to a 64-61 win over Northwestern. Wittman finished the game with 18 points in his college debut while Dale chipped in 7. Then-sophomore Adam Gore led all Big Red scorers with 20.