Tuesday, May 24, 2011

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Above, the cover of a November 19, 2005 game program from Cornell's visit to Penn State. Below, some news and notes for Tuesday...
  • According to EuroBasket.com, during the 2010-2011 season, Cornell's 8 alumni playing professionally is the most by any Ivy League team. The Big Red have alumni playing professionally in the NBA D-League, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Portugal, Israel, and Puerto Rico.
  • The Chicago Basketball Blog advocates a MAC-Horizon League Challenge. ESPN's Eamonn Brennan comments, "In many ways... it's a natural fit. Not only do the two conferences already meet frequently, but the Horizon and MAC are evenly matched from top to bottom in most seasons, including last year." For similar reasons, it would seem to make sense that the Ivy League and Patriot League do the same.
  • The Newark Valley Basketball Club references Cornell's Elite Basketball Prospect Camp which is being held for potential recruiting targets between June 25-26, 2011.
  • While we frequently see numerous references in the social media to Cornell's 2010 Sweet Sixteen Run in the NCAA Tournament, we still think the Big Red's best performance of the 2009-2010 season was the 71-66 defeat at No. 1 Kansas on January 6, 2010 during which Cornell led 64-63 with just 49 seconds remaining. Kansas ultimately survived and advanced their home court winning streak to an incredible 51 straight games.



  • And speaking of dates in Cornell Basketball history...
Each spring and summer when Ivy League teams reveal their respective nonconference schedules, fans often debate which team has the most challenging slate. Cornell's 1992-1993 nonconference opponents have stood the test of time as one of the toughest schedules in the last 20 years among the Ivies. Five of Cornell's first eight non-league opponents were BCS teams, four of them ranked in the Top 25, two of them in the Top 10. During these first eight games, the Big Red fell on December 1 at No. 17 Syracuse (65-97), on December 21 at Pittsburgh (72-80) and on December 29 at No. 7 Seton Hall (75-59) before Cornell shocked No. 19 Cal, 74-54 in the Meadowlands on December 30. Cornell would wrap-up the first 8-game stretch of the '92-'93 season with a 98-60 defeat at No. 6 North Carolina. Above, the Associated Press recaps Cornell's shocking win over Jason Kidd's No. 19 ranked Cal team (Kidd was injured and did not play) while below, the A.P. recaps Cornell's struggle the following week at North Carolina.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

you say cornell led 67-66 in kansas game, but we only scored 66. I think you mean kansas led 67-66.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Thanks, score/time edited and corrected.

Anonymous said...

dont forget that the CAL team that cornell beat also featured a senior lamond murray