Monday, November 21, 2011

News and Notes: Monday Edition

(Photo: Cornell Daily Sun)
Below, some news and notes for Monday...
  • Below, our Tweets of the Day from the world of Cornell Basketball on the twittersphere.

  • 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: 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 21 is No. 310 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 site ranks Cornell No. 155 in the nation, while the USA Today Sagarin rankings have Cornell at No. 226. Both sites are predominantly used by fans and the media.

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)

Monday, November 21
Brown at George Mason, 7:30 pm (NIT Consolation Fairfax, VA)

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


Anonymous said...

That's heartbreaking news on Peck, as this was poised to be a breakout year for him. If he is lost for the season, any chance he can "save" this year of eligibility and come back for a fifth year of college and play for two more years?

Anonymous said...

Peck's prognosis sounds bad. Is this a possible career ending injury?

Anonymous said...

Even with Peck out, this team has shown significant gains over last year's squad. They've illustrated the ability to cope with adversity and win the close game. We've also seen a growing front court presence on both ends of the floor. I'm looking forward to the upcoming three-game home stand, and won't be surprised if they emerge from non-conference play at .500 or better.