Saturday, December 4, 2010

News and Notes: Saturday Game Day Edition

Below, some news and notes for Saturday Game Day...
  • SBNation of Chicago notes that today's game between visitor Cornell and home Minnesota will be televised on the Big Ten Network (DirecTV Channel 610 for those using satellite) at 7 p.m. local time. SBNation writes, "7 p.m., Big Ten Network: College basketball, Cornell at No. 13 Minnesota. Today, apparently, is 'Big Ten Picks On The Ivy League Day.' The Deep Dish is reminded of what Northwestern students used to yell at Illinois students when the Illini beat up on them: 'That's all right, that's OK, we're gonna be your boss someday!'"
  • Cornell recruit, Galal Cancer scored 11 points in his season opener as Christian Bros. Academy of Albany defeated Troy, 61-57.
  • has a video clip of John Beilein's press conference in Ann Arbor previewing the Harvard at Michigan game. Beilein tells the media that the two Ivies no one wanted to play historically were Penn and Princeton, but Cornell has moved into that realm. He added that Cornell scored more points against Wisconsin in the 2nd Round of the NCAA Tournament last year than Michigan did in two games against the Badgers.
  • Rush The Court checks in with the America East Conference and notes of Cornell's loss last Saturday at B.U., "The Cornell Big Red found out that Terriers are not just the John Holland show."
  • The Daily Free Press of Boston U. writes, "First-year Cornell coach Bill Courtney acknowledged that he didn't focus the bulk of his gameplan on Boston University men's basketball junior guard Darryl Partin, who torched his Big Red squad for a career-high 32 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the field and 5-of-6 from beyond the arc [last] Saturday at Case Gymnasium. 'He hadn't done that yet this year,' said the Cornell University bench boss. 'No, you don't figure on that. You knew he was kind of a streak shooter, and we talked to the guys about not letting him get going.'"
  • The Boston Globe writes of the hiring of Steve Donahue at B.C., "Steve Donahue was available, fresh from an historic run at Cornell during which he had terminated the three-decade tyranny of the Ivy League imposed by Princeton and Penn by assembling a team that could play with anyone in the land. It was time for Donahue, a 20-year veteran of the Ivies as a Penn assistant and Cornell head man, to play for bigger stakes."
  • 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: 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 December 4 is No. 187 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 site ranks Cornell No. 195 in the nation, while the USA Today Sagarin rankings have Cornell at No. 193 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 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 54-56
  5. at Lehigh L 57-60
  6. at Boston University L 61-66
  7. at Syracuse L 58-78
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 [at JMU] Box Score - Recap
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 [at JMU] Box Score - Recap

Saturday, November 27
Brown 66 New Hampshire 70 Box Score - Recap
Army 79 Yale 87 Box Score - Recap
Colgate 63 Dartmouth 80 Box Score - Recap
Cornell 61 Boston University 66 Box Score - Recap
Penn 58 Pittsburgh 82 [] Box Score - Recap

Sunday, November 28
Colorado 66 Harvard 82 Box Score - Recap
Columbia 64 American 62 Box Score - Recap
Siena 77 Princeton 86 Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, November 30
Cornell 58 Syracuse 78 [ East Sports Network] Box Score - Recap
Maryland-Baltimore County 59 Penn 71 Box Score - Recap
Princeton 82 Lafayette 64 [Lafayette Sports Network] Box Score - Recap
Hartford 76 Yale 81 Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, December 1
Columbia 68 Bucknell 73 Box Score - Recap
Dartmouth 53 Vermont 80 Box Score - Recap
Fordham 57 Harvard 80 Box Score - Recap

Thursday, December 2
Brown 46 Hartford 58 [Connecticut Sports Network] Box Score - Recap

Saturday, December 4
Army vs. Penn, Noon
Harvard at Michigan, 1 pm [Big Ten Network]
Yale at Vermont, 1 pm
Brown at Maine, 2 pm
Stony Brook at Columbia, 4 pm
Cornell at Minnesota, 8 pm [Big Ten Network]

Sunday, December 5
Saint Joseph’s at Princeton, 5 pm

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