Friday, March 11, 2011

News and Notes: Friday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Friday...
  • ESPN The Magazine's Peter Keating writes in the March 21, 2011 issue about underdogs in the NCAA Tournament, "The five Giant Killers of the 2010 NCAA Tournament, Cornell, Murray State, Ohio, Old Dominion, and Saint Mary's-shot a combined 38.3% from downtown on the season; the DI average was 43.2%... In 2010, Cornell...favorite of our model, led the nation in shooting from beyond the arc during the regular season. During the Tournament, they slew two giants."
  • The Patch.com writes of incoming Cornell recruit, Dave LaMore (Dexter HS) Dexter, MI, 6-10, C, after he finished his high school career this week, "Dexter's Dave LaMore was an offensive juggernaut this season, leading the charge for the Dreadnaughts." Meanwhile, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the TribToday.com briefly recap the final game of the career of Shonn Miller (St. Ignatius HS) Cleveland, OH, 6-6, F, as St. Ignatius fell to Harding in a district playoff game, 55-47. Miller finished with 15 points in the loss.
  • 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: CollegeRPI.com 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 March 11 is No. 209 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 KenPom.com site ranks Cornell No. 189 in the nation, while the USA Today Sagarin rankings have Cornell at No. 206. 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 Rivals.com/YahooSports.com 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 (video clip)
  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 (video clip)
  27. vs. Brown W 75-66 (video clip)
  28. vs. Yale W 68-55 (video clip)
IVY LEAGUE COMPOSITE SCHEDULE

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 [ESPN3.com] 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 [ESPN3.com/Big 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

Friday, March 4
*Penn 64 Harvard 79 Box Score - Recap
*Princeton 77 Dartmouth 55 [SIRIUS] Box Score - Recap
*Brown 66 Cornell 75 Box Score - Recap
*Yale 87 Columbia 81 (2 OT) Box Score - Recap

Saturday, March 5
*Penn 7o Dartmouth 58 Box Score - Recap
*Princeton 67 Harvard 79 [SIRIUS] Box Score - Recap
*Yale 55 Cornell 68 Box Score - Recap
*Brown 74 Columbia 91 Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, March 8
*Princeton 70 Penn 58 [ESPN3] [SIRIUS] Box Score - Recap

Saturday, March 12
*Princeton Harvard 4 pm (at Yale) (Ivy League Automatic Bid Playoff Game)

18 comments:

I'm just sayin' said...

This is completely unrelated, but Penn fans make me sick. Anybody feeling like throwing up would make them feel better, go over to the basketball-u boards.

I am so happy that we swept them this year. I know we have a traditional hate w/ Harvard out of Hockey, but whatever, Harvard has never really done much to us in basketball. I, for one, will probably continue to hate Penn as long as they continue to have fans.

Anonymous said...

I pretty much dislike everybody but Brown, who seem to be the only ones who don't have some portion of their program (coaches/players/fans) that is sort of evil. Most others have some portion of their programs that are evil, rude, and/or annoying. Harvard: coaches and fans. Yale: players. Penn: fans (especially the DP), and to an extent players. Princeton: fans and players. Columbia: fans ... their basketball-u fans were way too full of themselves going into playing us and I didn't shed any tears at their precipitous fall even though Noruwa Agho is a nice person / great player. Us: fans (especially the blog) lol.

Anonymous said...

Is there some way the loser of the Princeton/Harvard game can automatically qualify for the NIT (as a conference champion who did not win the conference "tournament")?

Anonymous said...

Is Blaine on the phone in that picture? In the middle of a game?

Anonymous said...

"The five Giant Killers of the 2010 NCAA Tournament, Cornell, Murray State, Ohio U, ODU, and Saint Mary's, shot a combined 38.3% from downtown on the season; the DI average was 43.2%..." -Keating

That 43.2% is not correct.
The DI average for 3pt shooting last year was 34%.

38.3% combined for the mid-Majors was really good stuff. That's a huge mistake by Keating.

BTW, Cornell shot 42.9% for the year and 44.7% against Temple and Wisconsin from 3pt range.

Anonymous said...

I thought that too about Blaine! But I think he's just scratching his face--if you zoom in there's no phone to be seen in his hand. Not an opportune time for a photo, I guess. :-)

Anonymous said...

ANON 11:31AM
The loser of this year's Ivy playoff game will have a sufficiently high RPI to guarantee them an invite to the NIT. They may even get a home game.

Consider a year when we put a team in the playoff with a 200+RPI. We don't want to get into the business of giving an autobid to the loser and having them be embarrassed in the tournament itself. Remember how Harvard took a 20pt shellacking in the CIT last year.

Anonymous said...

Surprised no mention of how Colorado won yesterday against ranked k-state. That's got to look good for Harvard if they make tourney.

DC said...

Wittman had his best game in the D-League last night. 14 pts and 2 3's. Hopefully, he can keep getting minutes.

Anonymous said...

CBRF, there are some points where you need to realize that you are never going to be able to reason with folks from the DP or Mr. James and that for the sake of everyone who follows you on Twitter, you should just let it go.

First of all, anyone who wants to act like last year's loss to Penn was more defining of the Sweet 16 Cornell's team's caliber than their Sweet 16 run or their overall body of work basically is in no mood whatsoever to reason. If they are going to argue "Cornell was a bad team because they lost to Penn," and discount Cornell's wins over ranked teams, then they are just bent on being irrational and nothing you can say will change their minds.

Secondly, isn't Mr. James the same fella whose ilk sat around basketball-u before that Cornell-Harvard game that turned into a 36-point beatdown, discussing in a self-satisfied manner how Cornell was finally going to get its due, with Mr James coming over here and saying Cornell was scared? Isn't he the genius who bemoaned our matchup with Temple as certain doom based on his rigorous statistical analysis? It looks silly now but people including Mr James honestly believed that Harvard was better than Cornell last year and were gonna beat them, failing to see how utterly bizarre that was when the team they were boasting about playing close, UConn, was having a supremely crappy year and couldn't even blow out Colgate. Yet quizically, in their minds, their close loss to UConn was equivalent to our close loss to Kansas.

You don't need to convince people, you don't need to keep banging your head against the wall until you win an argument; with some people it is never going to happen, because some people are bent on disagreeing (DP folk) and some people are just unbelievably stupid (Mr. James). Your need to win arguments with them is terrible and just gives them the opportunity to get you bent out of shape.

Anonymous said...

As much as I hate Harvard you have to give mrjames some credit, the guy is very fair and never outrightly brags about Harvard even when he should.

The DP however is a whole different story, the existence of the DP is on a long list of why we hate Penn and hope they never win an ivy league championship again

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

You obviously haven't read all of his content. He is definitely more unbiased than this site, but he is still biased and you can see it in a lot of what he writes. Calling Harvard '11 better than Cornell '10 is simply ridiculous.

He spent the last year 3 years arguing that the RPI is not a credible formula and instead relied on KenPom's rankings.

Now that Harvard is 32 in the RPI, but in the 70s on KenPom, he has changed his tune.

Anonymous said...

cornell's rpi last year wasn't as strong because of general ivy weakness in comparison to this year. if I remember correctly Cornell's RPI was around 12 at one point after the Kansas game but before Ivy play.

Anonymous said...

Thank you 11:15 anon, I was trying to figure out how in the hell Harvard's RPI was so high this year compared to ours last year, but that obviously makes a ton of sense. I'll reserve judgement until the Ivy bid is decided and the bracket is unveiled, but let's just say I don't think either Harvard or Princeton has anywhere near as good a shot to win a game as we did last year. And that's considering it's a down year in College BBall as a whole...

Anonymous said...

I think the issue with James is that if he wasn't so indignant and righteous all the time about how certain he is that he's right, he wouldn't so look so ridiculous when he's wrong. Yet he approaches nothing with modesty and never seems to learn from past instances of his complete wrongness. Personally I think the reason he often gets things wrong is that he looks at stats more than he watches games (in fact I sometimes doubt he watches more than a handful of games a year), and yet is convinced that for this reason, his opinion is thus superior to those of coaches. All because he has efficiency ratings.

Anonymous said...

BRF why do you think Cormier would move on? Dartmouth has a lot of structural problems but Cormier was there before and really sounded genuine in wanting to rebuild the program as his legacy. I know that it is tough to believe any of these coaches but he did sound somewhat genuine

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

I don't know if Cormier would leave, but he has a resume that might be attractive to a higher level mid major such as a team from the MAAC.

My guess is he could also be a big target for Vermont if that job becomes open, which it might.

As for S.J., I think he will leave Princeton for the right job. He probably would NOT take Northwestern out of respect for Carmody.

Amaker would definitely leave for the right job (i.e. more money, good academics, non-pressure alums, and a med school for his wife). Northwestern screams Amaker's name. It can offer everything Harvard can... and then some.

Anonymous said...

Amaker won't leave that team now, he's put too much work into the current group, and with no seniors, they'll be really good next year, and he can then bolt for a better offer. Johnson I can see going with Maddox and Mavraides.