Monday, February 28, 2011

News and Notes: Monday Edition

(Photo Daily Pennsylvanian)
Below, some news and notes for Monday...
  • In NBA D-League action, Ryan Wittman ('10) and the Ft. Wayne Mad Ants faced the Dakota Wizards in Bismarck on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, Ft. Wayne lost 120-113 with Wittman getting 9 minutes of action. He finished 1/2 with 2 points and 1 rebound. On Sunday, Ft. Wayne won 117-111 with Wittman getting 4 minutes of playing time, during which he picked up 4 fouls and buried two 3-pointers on 2/2 from the floor for 6 points. More alumni news on Cornell's former players further down below in this post.
  • On the topic of Cornell's incoming recruits the Cleveland Plain Dealer recaps the Saturday night results for Ned Tomic (North Royalton HS) North Royalton, OH, 6-7, F and Shonn Miller (St. Ignatius HS) Cleveland, OH, 6-6, F. The Plain Dealer writes:
North Royalton 79, Parma 41: North Royalton's Ned Tomic, a Cornell recruit, scored 31 points in his final regular-season game and went over the 1,000-point mark for his career. The 6-7 senior now has 1,021 points.

Benedictine 63, St. Ignatius 62: Junior Desmond Ridenour's 3-pointer with 9.1 seconds remaining lifted 18th-ranked Benedictine over the17th-ranked Wildcats and enabled the Bengals to finish the regular season with a .500 record. Ridenour led Benedictine (10-10) with 25 points, making four 3-point baskets and 6-8 sophomore Mark Williams finished with 17 points. Cornell recruit Shonn Miller had four 3-pointers and led the Wildcats (11-9) with 28 points.
  • The Daily Princetonian notes of Friday night, "the Tigers defeated Cornell, 84-66. It was their highest scoring output in league play since dropping 85 at Brown on March 4, 2000."
  • The Yale Daily News has a quote from Yale coach, James Jones, following his team's win over Dartmouth on Friday. Jones said, "Dartmouth did a real nice job. They’ve shown they are capable of being pretty good. They beat Cornell by [seven] and had a lead on Harvard in the second half. They made some shots, and we didn’t do a good job of stopping penetration.”
  • The Daily Pennsylvanian writes on "the good, the bad, and the ugly" of Cornell's Saturday night win at Penn. The DP writes:
This was a tough one for the team to swallow. They definitely didn't want to lose the series to Cornell this year, and I know they wanted to give a great crowd the win. Nonetheless, here's my take:

The good: Miles Cartwright turning on beast-mode in the second half. Lots of players contributed to erasing a 15-point deficit (gee, that sounds familiar), but none took control more than the freshman. From re-finding his shot, to driving the lane, he was excellent, scoring a game-high 23 points with four assists and three steals in 38 minutes. Mizzo put on a clinic in body control, power and finesse going to the rim. That kind of play will make for, at the very least, an entertaining three years to come.

The bad: Jerome Allen's timeout call with 36 seconds remaining. Cartwright had just given Penn a one point lead and the Quakers weren't giving Cornell any chances on offense. The shot clock ticked down to just 1 second before the ball went out of bounds off Penn. Allen's 30 second timeout might have given him a chance to set up some defense, but it also gave Cornell's coaching staff enough time to regroup before one successful inbounds play, a baseline pass to Mark Coury who hit the jumper to give Cornell the lead, which the Big Red would hold onto for the win.

The Ugly: The fact that Penn's seniors will have to return for their final home game — senior night — looking for a last win at the Palestra over spring break, when the student body will not be here to see it.

  • 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 February 28 is No. 224 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. 201 in the nation, while the USA Today Sagarin rankings have Cornell at No. 217. 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
  8. at Minnesota L 66-71 (video recap)
  9. at Binghamton L 68-69
  10. vs. Bucknell L 64-75
  11. vs. New Hampshire (@ VCU) L 66-68
  12. vs. Wofford (@VCU) W 86-80
  13. vs. Buffalo L 66-78
  14. vs. Stony Brook W 60-52
  15. at Columbia L 75-79
  16. Columbia L 66-70
  17. at Dartmouth L 57-64
  18. at Harvard L 57-78 (video recap)
  19. at Yale L 70-71
  20. at Brown W 91-79 (video recap)
  21. vs. Penn W 82-71 (video recap)
  22. vs. Princeton L 55-57 (video recap)
  23. vs. Harvard L 60-73 (video recap)
  24. vs. Dartmouth W 96-76 (video recap)
  25. at Princeton L 66-84
  26. at Penn W 74-72

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 52 vs. Penn, 68 Box Score - Recap
Harvard 62 Michigan 65 [Big Ten Network] Box Score - Recap
Yale 78 Vermont 82 Box Score - Recap
Brown 62 Maine 54 Box Score - Recap
Stony Brook 72 Columbia 73 Box Score - Recap
Cornell 66 Minnesota 71 [Big Ten Network] Box Score - Recap

Sunday, December 5
Saint Joseph’s 65 Princeton 74 Box Score - Recap

Monday, December 6
Brown 64 Providence 91 Box Score - Recap
Albany 53 Yale 74 Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, December 7
WPI 54 Harvard 69 Box Score - Recap
Wagner 71 Columbia 77 Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, December 8
Princeton 64 Monmouth 61 Box Score - Recap
Yale 75 Bryant 53 Box Score - Recap
Villanova 65 Penn 53 [The Comcast Network] Box Score - Recap

Saturday, December 11
Boston University 71 Harvard 87 Box Score - Recap
Bryant 72 Columbia 76 Box Score - Recap
Army 68 Dartmouth 71 Box Score - Recap

Sunday, December 12
Princeton 82 Tulsa 78 (2 OT) Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, December 14
Dartmouth 61 St. Francis (N.Y.) 69 Box Score - Recap

Friday, December 17
Princeton 69 Wagner 57 Box Score - Recap

Saturday, December 18
Cornell 68 Binghamton 69 Box Score - Recap

Sunday, December 19
Dartmouth 42 Iowa State 71 Box Score - Recap
Sacred Heart 71 Yale 62 Box Score - Recap

Monday, December 20
Bucknell 75 Cornell 64 Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, December 21
Army 88 Brown 86 Box Score - Recap
Dartmouth 67 Drake 59 Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, December 22
Princeton 75 Towson 65 Box Score - Recap
Harvard 52 Connecticut 81 [SNY] Box Score - Recap
Penn 78 Delaware 68 Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, December 28
Yale 44 Stanford 60 [Comcast SportsNet Bay Area] Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, December 29
New Hampshire 68 Cornell 66 [at VCU] Box Score - Recap
Monmouth 69 Harvard 74 Box Score - Recap
Brown 51 Central Connecticut State 67 Box Score - Recap
Penn 57 Marist 66 Box Score - Recap
Princeton 65 Northeastern 63 [at UCF] Box Score - Recap

Thursday, December 30
Cornell 86 Wofford 80 [at VCU] Box Score - Recap
Princeton vs. Furman/Central Florida, 5/7:30 pm [at UCF]
Columbia 74 Maine 71 Box Score - Recap
Dartmouth 57 Bucknell 74 Box Score - Recap

Friday, December 31
Bryant 71 Brown 84 Box Score - Recap
Lehigh 62 Yale 57 Box Score - Recap
MIT 58 Harvard 84 Box Score - Recap

Sunday, January 2
Elon 70 Columbia 69 Box Score - Recap

Monday, January 3
Buffalo 78 Cornell 66 Box Score - Recap
Dartmouth 47 Army 67 Box Score - Recap
Penn 62 Kentucky 86 [ESPNU] Box Score - Recap
Brown 67 American 77 Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, January 5
Columbia 76 Lafayette 73 Box Score - Recap
Harvard 78 Boston College 69 Box Score - Recap
Marist 57 Princeton 68 Box Score - Recap
Yale 77 Holy Cross 76 OT Box Score - Recap

Saturday, January 8
Stony Brook 52 Cornell 60 Box Score - Recap
Baruch 57 Yale 85 Box Score - Recap
*Harvard 68 Dartmouth 53 Box Score - Recap
Lyndon State 55 Brown 88 Box Score - Recap
Union (N.Y.) 59 Columbia 64 Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, January 12
Penn 83 La Salle 89 OT [The Comcast Network] Box Score - Recap

Saturday, January 15
*Yale 69 Brown 64 Box Score - Recap
Harvard 67 George Washington 62 Box Score - Recap
*Cornell 75 Columbia 79 Box Score - Recap

Monday, January 17
Quinnipiac 78 Brown 87 Box Score - Recap
Dartmouth 64 Colgate 67 Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, January 19
Penn 56 Temple 73 Box Score - Recap

Saturday, January 22
*Brown 51 Yale 59 Box Score - Recap
*Dartmouth 50 Harvard 59 Box Score - Recap
*Columbia 70 Cornell 66 [Time Warner] Box Score - Recap
Saint Joseph’s 61 Penn 73 [The Comcast Network] Box Score - Recap

Sunday, January 23
College of New Jersey 40 Princeton 73 Box Score - Recap

Friday, January 28
*Brown 60 Princeton 78 [Verizon FiOS 1] Box Score - Recap
*Cornell 57 Dartmouth 64 Box Score - Recap
*Columbia 66 Harvard 77 Box Score - Recap
*Yale 58 Penn 66 [The Comcast Network] [SIRIUS] Box Score - Recap

Saturday, January 29
*Cornell 57 Harvard 78 Box Score - Recap
*Yale 63 Princeton 67 Box Score - Recap
*Brown 78 Penn 80 OT Box Score - Recap
*Columbia 66 Dartmouth 45 [SIRIUS] Box Score - Recap

Friday, February 4
*Dartmouth 47 Penn 78 Box Score - Recap
*Harvard 61 Princeton 65[ESPNU] [SIRIUS] Box Score - Recap
*Columbia 79 Brown 87 Box Score - Recap
*Cornell 70 Yale 71 Box Score - Recap

Saturday, February 5
*Dartmouth 53 Princeton 68 Box Score - Recap
*Cornell 91 Brown 79 [SIRIUS] Box Score - Recap
*Columbia 67 Yale 72 Box Score - Recap
*Harvard 83 Penn 82 (2OT) Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, February 8
*Penn 59 Princeton 62 OT [Verizon FiOS 1] Box Score - Recap

Friday, February 11
*Brown 75 Dartmouth 66 Box Score - Recap
*Princeton 76 Columbia 46 [SIRIUS] Box Score - Recap
*Penn 71 Cornell 82 OT Box Score - Recap
*Yale 75 Harvard 78 Box Score - Recap

Saturday, February 12
*Brown 78 Harvard 85 Box Score - Recap
*Penn 62 Columbia 75 Box Score - Recap
*Princeton 57 Cornell 55 Box Score - Recap
*Yale 69 Dartmouth 60 [SIRIUS] Box Score - Recap

Friday, February 18
*Penn 70 Brown 62 [SIRIUS] Box Score - Recap
*Dartmouth 60 Columbia 67 Box Score - Recap
*Harvard 73 Cornell 60 Box Score - Recap
*Princeton 58 Yale 51 [YES] Box Score - Recap

Saturday, February 19
*Princeton 65 Brown 75 Box Score - Recap
*Harvard 61 Columbia 42 [SIRIUS] Box Score - Recap
*Dartmouth 76 Cornell 96 Box Score - Recap
*Penn 60 Yale 58 Box Score - Recap

Friday, February 25
*Harvard 68 Brown 74 [SIRIUS] Box Score - Recap
*Columbia 54 Penn 64 [The Comcast Network] Box Score - Recap
*Cornell 66Princeton 84 [Verizon FiOS 1] Box Score - Recap
*Dartmouth 75 Yale 79 OT Box Score - Recap

Saturday, February 26
*Dartmouth 76 Brown 100 Box Score - Recap
*Columbia 61 Princeton 66 Box Score - Recap
*Harvard 69 Yale 70 Box Score - Recap
*Cornell 74 Penn 72 [SIRIUS] Box Score - Recap

  • Throughout the season we will provide periodic updates on Cornell's eight (8) overseas alumni playing professionally. Below, some updates:
-John McCord ('97) (SIG Strasbourg, Pro A France)-Through February 28 the 6'6" forward and long time veteran of the European leagues is averaging 10.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Strasbourg sits at 8-11 and in 10th place in the 16 team league. During his roughly fifteen year pro career, McCord, a former 1st Team All Ivy League selection, has played in France's pro leagues and in England.

-Jeff Aubry ('99) (Halcones, LNBP Mexico/Puerto Rico Basketball League, Arecibo Capitanes)-Through February 28 Aubry, who splits his time in both Mexican and Puerto Rican professional leagues is averaging 5.9 points and 7.1 rebounds with Mexico's Halcones (25-11, 4th place out of 18 teams) and 5.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game for Puerto Rico's Arecibo (22-7, 2nd place out of 10 teams). Aubry played several seasons in the NBA D League in the early part of his career with the Fayetteville Patriots and Florida Flame. During his more than a decade of pro experience, Aubry has also played professionally in the ABA and abroad in Poland, Argentina, Uruguay and Peru.

-Cody Toppert ('05) (Forli, LegaDue Italy)-Through February 28 Toppert, a 6'4" shooting guard is averaging 9.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per game for Forli. Forli is 4-17 and in 16th place out of 16 teams. Toppert previously played this season with the Plymouth Raiders of the British Basketball League before moving to Italy. Like Aubry, Toppert is a veteran of the NBA D League, a former Albuquerque Thunderbird. During his pro career, Toppert has also played in the CBA as well as in Germany, Portugal, and New Zealand.

-Jason Hartford ('08) (Ginasio, LPD Portugal)-Through February 28 the 6'9" Hartford is averaging 15.5 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Ginasio is 7-10 and in 8th place in the 12 team league. During his career, Hartford has played professionally in Finland and Africa (Mozambique).

-Louis Dale ('10) (Gottingen, Bundesliga Germany)-Through February 28 Dale is averaging 6.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. Goettingen is 12-11 on the season and in 10th place out of 18 teams in the Bundesliga. Goettingen also advanced to stage 2 of the EuroCup and is one of 16 remaining teams in the tournament. Goettingen is currently 4-1 in Group J.

-Ryan Wittman ('10) (Ft. Wayne Mad Ants, NBA D-League)-Through February 28 Wittman is averaging 5.1 points and 1.6 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game. Wittman averaged 14.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game for Forli in Italy's LegaDue this season before moving to the NBA D-League during January. Ft. Wayne in 17-20 and 3rd place in the Eastern Conference.

-Jeff Foote ('10) (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel Winner's League/Melilla, Spanish 2nd Division)- Through February 28 Foote is averaging 8.9 points and 6.9 rebounds. Melilla is 13-12 and in 8th place out of 18 teams. Foote is on loan to Melilla from Maccabi Tel Aviv. On February 25, Foote finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocked shots in a 76-64 defeat to Navarra. He was 6/9 from the floor.

-Jon Jaques ('10) (Ashkelon, Israel Winner's League)-Through February 28 Jaques is averaging 3.2 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. Ashkelon is 4-14 and in 9th place in the 10 team Israeli league.
  • 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)
-The Cornell Rebounders Club
-Andrew Ferry ()
-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 ()

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Anonymous said...

Not much buzz about Tomic, but appears to be a diamond in the rough with some real upside. What's your take, CBB?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Tomic is not very athletic. He is also not going to spend time above the rim.

He did not draw much recruiting attention because he played soft early in his career, floating on the perimeter, settling for outside shots. In a lot of ways, he is a Princeton style forward.

This season, he is starting to show some inside moves and some willingness for post play. So the interest level picked up a bit.

He does bring some major positives. First, he is highly skilled. Good soft touch on his shot, good passer. Very intelligent on the floor, makes good decisions.

He also comes in with a D-I body--- at 6'7" and 235--- about similar size to a Brian Kreefer. So, he is physically ready to play the "4" and can become stronger with weight not being a concern like other Ivy bigs.

With such stellar grades, you have to take him because the skill, good size and a lot of upside, a real chance to shock people and be good. He just needs to build that inside game with his back to the basket.

For a "late signing" he is a pretty good pick-up.

Anonymous said...

When is Wittman going to play for a team that wants him?

Summer league no one passed him the ball, Italian league no one liked him, and now with the Ants he rides the pine...

Maybe he should just become an assistant with Donahue now and be coaching in the NBA by 35.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

First, Wittman left Forli because the team wanted to save money and he wanted to be in the U.S. He could've stayed in Europe if he wanted it.

Second, Wittman has a real shot at the NBA. When given minutes (and passes), he produces.

Third, it would make more sense for Ryan to coach at Cornell than at Boston College since in Ithaca, he'd be revered as a local hero in the same way Syndey Johnson and Jerome Allen are treated at their schools.

Anonymous said...

I think this kid (Tomic) will surprise everyone.

Anonymous said...

On point 1: I understand. I think he should have stayed in Europe. Also, Italian media was chewing at him, hence the no one liked him.

On point 2: When will he get minutes? He didn't in summer league, he isn't now. 5 pts/gm isn't going to make the NBA. I think he's a great shooter, I just don't know if he's that much better than slightly less talented, but more athletic shooters out there.

On point 3: Penn and Princeton have a history of a winning culture, and a very large and loyal fan base because of that winning culture. Cornell does not have that. Look at the drop in attendance just one year removed from the Sweet 16 run.

I'm just saying that the crappy minutes he's getting in the D League probably isn't worth his time. Develop in Europe for a year or two and then get a look. Don't waste away talent in the wannabe minor leagues of basketball.

Eric said...

BRF -- Sounds like Tomic's upside would be a Alex Tyler type -- solid workhorse player who give you a nice inside presence. He's not going to be flashy or win awards, but he can help win games.


The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Tyler came to Cornell with that "want-battle-in-the-paint" attitude. Tomic really isn't that kind of guy, at least not yet.

He is more of a Figini type in a Kreefer body. Tomic needs to be converted to a post player at the "4" spot.