Wednesday, March 16, 2011

News and Notes: Wednesday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Wednesday...
  • suggests that Kentucky fans needing a fix of college basketball before the First Round might want to watch last season's 2010 Sweet Sixteen game between Cornell and UK.
  • The Ivy League Office's Tournament Central Page notes, "Last season, the Ivy League had three teams compete in the postseason for just the second time in conference history. Cornell's NCAA Sweet 16 run led the Ancient Eight's presence in the postseason."
  • Badger Nation interviews Wisconsin assistant coach, Greg Gard. Here is an excerpt of the interview:

Badger Nation: [Belmont] sound[s] a lot like Cornell the way you are describing them with their M.O. that they shoot the three very well and they have some guys inside that can create some problems.

Greg Gard: They do. I don’t know if they are as old as Cornell was in terms of years of experience, but they are similar to that. I think most teams at that mid-major level, so to speak, you see a lot of guys that are a really good shooters. It’s like playing in Division III.

  • Susan Shan writes, "Kentucky is a solid team. They’ve played well here late, but there was a reason they were 2-6 on the road. If this Princeton team was last year’s Cornell team, they would beat Kentucky."
  • writes of Wofford in the Tournament, "the Terriers only gave up more than 81 points twice this season, both losses (Xavier and Cornell). BYU averages 81.6 points per game."
  • Matt Townley of the First Off the Bench blog writes on the NCAA Tournament, " I spend all my time reading up on the little underdog schools or the Ivy league schools to see what their story is (that explains my love for the Cornell Big Red who sadly did not make it this year."

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