- Cornell incoming recruit, Shonn Miller (St. Ignatius HS) Cleveland, OH, 6-6, F, was named the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Boys' Basketball Player of the Week. The Plain Dealer writes:
Shonn Miller, St. Ignatius
What Shonn did last week: In a 74-52 win against Glenville, forward had 15 points, 10 rebounds and one blocked shot. In a 74-59 victory against Villa Angela-St. Joseph, had 22 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks.
About Shonn: Cornell recruit plans to study business and finance. Pregame routine includes jumping rope, stretching and praying. Favorites include Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, volleyball, music by Kanye West, Twitter.com, "Call of Duty" video game, Red Robin restaurant and physics class. Would like to try cooking.
- Jon Altena of Bleacher Report predicts a Princeton Ivy League title and a Tiger win over Cornell on Friday.
- The Ivy League Office's "Weekend Preview" notes:
...Princeton has strong Ivy title aspirations and aims to keep pace with Harvard in its home games against Cornell and Columbia. The Tigers enter the weekend with a perfect 10-0 record at home this season and have won their last 14 games in Jadwin Gym. It has been more than a full calendar year without a home loss for Princeton, which last lost in Jadwin on Feb. 20, 2010 to Brown. The 14-game home winning streak is Princeton's longest since the Tigers won 22 in a row from Jan. 6, 1997 to Dec. 9, 1998. It is the fifth-longest winning streak in Jadwin Gym history, behind a 16-gamer from 1973-75, an 18-gamer from 1976-78, the 22-gamer from 1997-98 and a 28-gamer from 1989-91.
Princeton looks to keep up its recent success at home against Cornell and Columbia, holding a 35-7 all-time record against the Big Red and a 17-game winning streak against the Lions in the cozy confines of Jadwin Gym. Princeton has swept Cornell and Columbia at home as recently as the 2008-09 season when the Tigers upset defending Ivy champion Cornell and ended its 19-game Ivy winning streak. Columbia's last win over Princeton in Jadwin was a 71-69 victory on Feb. 13, 1993.
A weekend sweep of Brown and Yale propelled Penn to third place in the Ivy standings and the Quakers hope to put some pressure on Harvard and Princeton and get some redemption this weekend, hosting Columbia and Cornell, at The Palestra. Penn has swept the Columbia-Cornell home weekend 39 of 51 times. The Quakers split this weekend in 2007-08 and 2009-10 and were swept in 2008-09.
The Ivy League Men's Basketball Games of the Week on SIRIUS Satellite Radio Channel 130 for this weekend are Harvard at Brown Friday night and Cornell at Penn Saturday night. Both games tip off at 7 p.m.
Cornell (7-17, 3-7 Ivy) @ Princeton (20-5, 8-1 Ivy)
Date: Friday, February 25 – 7 p.m.
Location: Jadwin Gym • Princeton, N.J.
Television: Verizon FiOS 1
Cornell-Princeton Series: Princeton leads, 135-78
Last Meeting: Princeton 57, Cornell 55 • 2/12/11 • Ithaca, N.Y.
Live Stats | Video | Audio
Cornell Game Notes | Princeton Game Notes
Cornell @ Penn
Date: Saturday, February 26 – 7 p.m.
Location: The Palestra • Philadelphia
Radio: SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Channel 130)
Cornell-Penn Series: Penn leads, 143-72
Last Meeting: Cornell 82, Penn 71 (ot) • 2/11/11 • Ithaca, N.Y.
Live Stats | Video | Audio
Cornell Game Notes | Penn Game Notes