Tuesday, November 22, 2011

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Get all the information you need about the Big Red's game tonight, Tuesday, November 22, 2011 (7 pm) at Delaware with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. Also, JOIN THE MESSAGE BOARD and discuss the game with your fellow fans. Below, some news and notes for Tuesday...
  • Tonight's game at Delaware will have video broadcast online free-of-charge by Delaware Athletics. Visit The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center for links to online stats and video. Tonight's pre-game show with Barry Leonard will likely feature a player interview with Eitan Chemerinski

  • Louis Dale ('10) and his Goettingen club of Germany face Besiktas of Turkey today in the EuroChallenge. Besiktas is led by NBA All-Star, Deron Williams of the Nets.
  • The BC Free Your Mind blog writes of Steve Donahue,"His track record is strong, bringing Cornell to the Sweet 16, the furthest an Ivy League school had made it since 1979...At Cornell Donahue did a great job with Jeff Foote, a 7ft center who was key to their run in the NCAA tournament."

  • Above, a season preview of Plano West High School, ranked No. 10 in Class 5A (Texas large schools) by TexasHoops.com. The star of the team is committed Cornell recruit, Holt Harmon (Plano West HS), Plano, TX, 6-9, F. Harmon is currently ranked as the No. 32 overall player in Texas' class of 2012 by TexasHoops.com. For some perspective, 21 committed Division I recruits thus far are ranked behind Harmon, including a pair of BCS conference commitments. Speaking of rankings, Tim Higgins (Paul VI HS) Fairfax, VA, 6-10, C (class of 2013), another Cornell committed recruit, is placed at No. 95 in the region in the class of 2013 by Mid Atlantic Hoops.
  • Game Recaps-Below are links to our game recap sections from each of Cornell's games this season.
  1. November 11, 2011 at St. Bonaventure L 58-79
  2. November 14, 2011 vs. Binghamton W 76-61
  3. November 16, 2011 at Buffalo L 59-68
  4. November 20, 2011 vs. Boston University W 71-66
  • 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 November 22 is No. 290 out of 344 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. 156 in the nation, while the USA Today Sagarin rankings have Cornell at No. 214. Both sites are predominantly used by fans and the media.
IVY LEAGUE COMPOSITE SCHEDULE

Friday, November 11

Johnson & Wales 66 Brown 86 (Box Score - Recap)
Columbia 57 Connecticut 70[ESPNU] (Box Score - Recap)
Cornell 58 St. Bonaventure 79 (Box Score - Recap)
MIT 49 Harvard 76 (Box Score - Recap)
Dartmouth 56 Rutgers 62 (Box Score - Recap)
Penn 59 Maryland-Baltimore County 45 (Box Score - Recap)
Yale 73 Central Connecticut State 69 (Box Score - Recap)

Saturday, November 12
Wagner 73 Princeton 57 (Box Score - Recap)

Monday, November 14
Albany 77 Brown 68 (NIT Tip-Off-1st Round@Syracuse, N.Y.)[ESPN3] (Box Score - Recap)
Temple 73 Penn 67 OT (Box Score - Recap)
Furman 58 Columbia 62 (Box Score - Recap)
Binghamton 61 Cornell 76 (Box Score - Recap)

Tuesday, November 15
Harvard 73 Holy Cross 64 (Box Score - Recap)
Yale 62 Quinnipiac 68 [SNY] (Box Score - Recap)
Brown 52 Manhattan 54 NIT Tip Consolation@Syracuse, N.Y. [ESPN3] (Box Score - Recap)

Wednesday, November 16
Cornell 59 Buffalo 68 (Box Score - Recap)
Vermont 65 Dartmouth 53 (Box Score - Recap)
Princeton 58 North Carolina State 60 [ESPNU] (Box Score - Recap)

Thursday, November 17
Penn 78 Rider 72 OT (Box Score - Recap)
Lyndon State 37 Yale 101 (Box Score - Recap)

Saturday, November 19
Buffalo 53 Princeton 61 (Box Score - Recap)
Hartford 52 Brown 59 (Box Score - Recap)
American 66 Columbia 58 (Box Score - Recap)
Bryant 62 Dartmouth 66 (Box Score - Recap)
Robert Morris 60 Penn 66 (Box Score - Recap)
Harvard 77 Loyola Marymount 67 (Box Score - Recap)

Sunday, November 20
Boston University 66 Cornell 71 (Box Score - Recap)

Sunday, November 20
Boston University 66 Cornell 71 (Box Score - Recap)

Monday, November 21
Brown 48 George Mason 74 (NIT Consolation Fairfax, VA) (Box Score - Recap)

Tuesday, November 22
Brown vs. Monmouth, 5 pm (NIT Consolation Fairfax, VA)
Columbia at Stony Brook, 7 pm
Cornell at Delaware, 7 pm
Wagner at Penn, 7 pm
Elon at Princeton, 7 pm
Yale at Seton Hall, 7 pm

Thursday, November 24
Dartmouth vs. San Francisco, 12:30 am (Great Alaska Shootout)
Harvard vs. Utah, 9:30 pm [HDNet] (Battle 4 Atlantis Bahamas)

Friday, November 25
Dartmouth vs. Murray State/Alaska-Anchorage, 4/9:30 pm (Great Alaska Shootout)
Harvard vs. Florida State/Massachusetts, 4:30/9:30 pm [VERSUS or HDNet] (Battle 4 Atlantis Bahamas)
Princeton at Bucknell, 6 pm (Legends Classic, Lewisberg, PA)
Pittsburgh at Penn, 7 pm [TCN]

Saturday, November 26
Yale at Army, 1 pm
Columbia at Manhattan, 2 pm
Princeton vs. Morehead State, 2 pm (Legends Classic, Lewisberg, PA)
James Madison at Penn, 7 pm [TCN] (Philly Hoop Group Classic)
Dartmouth vs. TBD, TBD (Great Alaska Shootout)
Harvard vs. TBD, TBD [VERSUS or HDNet] (Battle 4 Atlantis Bahamas)

Sunday, November 27
Brown at Sacred Heart, 2 pm
Princeton vs. West Alabama, 2 pm (Legends Classic, Lewisberg, PA)
American at Cornell, 4 pm

2 comments:

cmcwo44 said...

Deron just dropped 50 on Lou Dale

Anonymous said...

Wow -- 50?!? That's domination. Unfortunately, it came at Lou's expense, assuming he was "guarding" Deron. An example of the difference between Ivy League and NBA.