Saturday, February 5, 2011

News and Notes: Saturday Edition

Above, a photo from a Cornell-Brown game during the Big Red's championship '87-'88 season. Get all the information you need about Cornell's game tonight at Brown with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. Below, some news and note for Saturday.

  • During tonight's pre-game show with Barry Leonard and WVBR, Barry sits down with sophomore Eitan Chemerinski.
  • For Cornell's incoming recruits, it was a tough Friday night. Dave LaMore (Dexter HS) Dexter, MI, 6-10, C, was in action as notes, "The Chelsea High School boys basketball team had a tall order on its hands in more ways than one Friday night. The Bulldogs were matched up against rival Dexter, which recently pulled ahead of Chelsea in the Southeastern Conference White Division standings and touts six-foot-nine Cornell-bound center, Dave LaMore. Not to mention, the Bulldogs, who started the season 6-0, were on an uncharacteristic two-game losing skid, while the Dreadnaughts were on a three-game win streak. A rejuvenated Chelsea, however, held LaMore, who has an ailing ankle, to just four points on its way to a 53-38 victory over Dexter in a filled-to-the-brim Chelsea High School gym. 'We built our game plan around him (LaMore) defensively,' said Chelsea senior guard Patrick Roberts. 'We double-downed everytime he got the ball -- we had two people, three people on him.' From the opening tip, LaMore was swarmed by Bulldog defenders and bullied out of the paint. For a majority of the game, forward Spencer Mykala -- giving LaMore a good five inches -- was tasked to defend the Dreadnaught center. 'Basically we just wanted to keep him out of the key,' said Mykala, who scored a team-high 10 points. 'And keeping the game plan focused on LaMore and keep him -- and everybody else -- out of there.' ...Chelsea's defense continued to keep LaMore, who did have a game-high eight rebounds, and the Dreadnaughts in check." See also other quotes and recaps at and Meanwhile, Shonn Miller (St. Ignatius HS) Cleveland, OH, 6-6, F, finished with 14 points in a 66-58 loss to ranked Walsh Jesuit which is led by class of 2012's Evan Payne, who has offered from numerous BCS programs already. See
  • 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 5 is No. 265 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. 217 in the nation, while the USA Today Sagarin rankings have Cornell at No. 243 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

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 at Princeton, 6 pm
*Cornell at Brown, 6 pm [SIRIUS]
*Columbia at Yale, 6 pm
*Harvard at Penn, 7 pm


Anonymous said...

You're off by about an order of magnitude in your tweet regarding Princeton attendance last night.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Entire rows were empty... on the visitors side. Really unacceptable for the biggest PU game in 5+ years.

Anonymous said...

Same guy here. A few things:

1) How is that game bigger than the Cornell game last year (which drew a ~7,000 crowd)?

2) There were a handful of empty seats on the visitors side, but nothing even close to empty rows. I have a photo if you really don't believe me. The only empty rows in the upper deck of the home side.

3) There were more people there than fit in most Ivy gyms including Newman. You can't expect a sell-out crowd of 9,000 every game.

4) It's still early in the season for a team that hasn't won a title in 7 years. I bet attendance will continue to grow as February wears on and title hopes begin to brew more earnestly, for example Tuesday vs. Penn.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

There were no seats available last year for Cornell @ Princeton.

Cornell brought a tremendous crowd. Every seat was gone.

Attendance last night was inflated by tickets sales and possible no shows. But lots of wooden bleachers were wide open during the game.

We are not the only one saying it. Others tweeted the same thing.

And Cornell can draw more than 7,000 if it had the gym size. Last year Cornell had over 12,000 simultaneously at hockey basketball and wrestling.

Anonymous said...

it wasnt empty but it wasnt close to a sellout, attendance was 4,148 out of 6854

if you cant sellout the gym for that Harvard game which is about as big as it gets, then you shouldnt have that big of a gym

Anonymous said...

I never said it was close to a sell out.

Cornell didn't sell out every game in 2008. It makes no sense to expect Princeton to sell out every game this year.

Also as much as no-show ticket sales may have inflated the numbers, groups like the 70 pep band members and dozens of bball alumni were not counted into that 4,100+ figure.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Actually that is not true. Cornell did sell out every Ivy game of the '07-'08 season and sold out the home opener as well. There were a few empty games during fall semester when students were on breaks.

Anonymous said...

Who cares about their attendance? At what point are you going to talk about Cornell Basketball? Do you think the talent is really that bad? We lost to Dartmouth! I'm going to go with the coaching at this point. An Ivy League team has to run a unique offense, like Donahue, or Princeton. They can't constantly emphasize D. And the substitution pattern is ludicrous. I see a sinking ship. Welcome back to long-term mediocrity.

Anonymous said...

The first commenter brought up attendance

One bad year does not mean the return to long term mediocrity, it is just one bad year, give Courtney some time

Moosehead said...

In my opinion, the blog is great for posting information. I don't even mind the continual mentioning of Amaker's questionable recruiting. However, the constant misinformation and over-the-top homerism is uber-lame, and unbecoming of the university.

Cornell definitely did not sell-out every Ivy game in that season.

'07-'08 Ivy Attendance at Newman Arena:

Lehigh (home-opener): 3742

Columbia 3109 (First game w/o Collin Robinson, who somehow played January '08 games against Duke, Alvernia and NJIT, despite supposedly "quitting" the team in December '07 after the game vs. Bucknell, according to this blog. But I digress.)

Princeton 3326

Penn 4473 (First sell-out. Penn brought their cheerleaders and band. Also, Donahue arranged for a bunch of families from Delaware County, PA to make the trip for this game).

Yale 3589

Brown 4254

Dartmouth 4227

Harvard 4473 (Second sell-out; clinch Ivy title).

What up? said...

So many petty debates on these anonymous comment section often.

Anyways, just wanted to say something to Penn fans out there:
You suck and you know it! We're coming for you next week. Rosen bring some tissues, you'll be crying, but they won't be tears of joy.

Anonymous said...

I love the accusations of "homerism" on the "CORNELL" basketball blog. lulz

Anonymous said...

do you have any new info about teams on next years non conf schedule?

Anonymous said...

I am amused that CBB would "criticize" the Princeton student body and community for not selling out the Harvard game, as though that fact reflects the lack of some sort of institutional or civic virtue.

Look, the Princeton student body is different than the Cornell student body in more ways than just being one-third the size. Similarly, Princeton NJ is not Ithaca NY. That's not to say either is better or worse; they're just different. I wouldn't draw too many conclusions from who does or does not sell out basketball games.