Tuesday, November 15, 2011

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

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Miller Named Ivy League Basketball co-Rookie of the Week

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell freshman forward Shonn Miller has been named the Ivy League co-Rookie of the Week award it was announced today by the league office. His first varsity appearance was enough to catch the eye of the league after a solid opening effort at St. Bonaventure.

Miller connected on all three of his field goals, including a 3-pointer, and added a team-high four rebounds in Cornell's 79-58 loss to the Bonnies on Friday evening. He added a blocked shot and a steal.

The 6-7 forward shared the award with Dartmouth's Jvonte Brooks.

Miller and the Big Red open its home schedule tonight against Binghamton at 7 p.m. at Newman Arena in Bartels Hall. You can watch the RedCast feed at http://www.CornellBigRed.com/showcase.

  • Below, our Tweets of the Day...

  • B.U.'s Daily Free Press writes about the Terriers' 0-2 start to the season. The Press writes, "With their next game not scheduled until Sunday at Cornell University, the Terriers will get some much-needed rest and time to get things together before trying again to get their first win of the season and of Jones’ tenure at BU. 'We’ve just got to not so much focus on Cornell. I think it’s more about us. We have to put more time into us and getting better,' [head coach Joe] Jones said. 'I think just playing together, having a week of practice, getting better in practice every day, stressing the way we want to play offensively, continuing to get better defensively, continuing to take care of the basketball and rebounding the ball – those are things we have to keep working at.'"
  • 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
  • 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 15 is No. 177 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. 140 in the nation, while the USA Today Sagarin rankings have Cornell at No. 169. 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 at Holy Cross 7 pm
Yale at Quinnipiac, 7 pm [SNY]
Brown vs. Syracuse/Manhattan, 4/7 pm [ESPN3]

Wednesday, November 16
Cornell at Buffalo, 7 pm
Vermont at Dartmouth, 7 pm
Princeton at North Carolina State, 7 pm [ESPNU]

Thursday, November 17
Penn at Rider, 7 pm
Lyndon State at Yale, 7 pm

Saturday, November 19
Buffalo at Princeton, 12:30 pm
Hartford at Brown, 5 pm
American at Columbia, 7 pm
Bryant at Dartmouth, 7 pm
Robert Morris at Penn, 7 pm
Harvard at Loyola Marymount, 9:30 pm

Sunday, November 20
Boston University at Cornell, 2 pm


Anonymous said...

Any update on Peck and LaMore's timetable to return?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Day to day.

Anonymous said...

How has Tarwater looked in the first two games? I remember hearing a lot of buzz during the preseason.

Anonymous said...

Tarwater looked great during the first game; in the second game he had limited minutes due to 4 fouls, and managed to score only 3 points. He is also 2nd in the team in rebounding, pulling down 10 rebounds total so far.

Anonymous said...

Actually, IMO, red-shirt freshman Dwight Tarwater has looked great. In 21min, he's doing 5.5pts, 5rebs, 1 asst, and 1.5TOs. He's shooting 60% from long range and 50% inside. He's got a real nose for the ball.

On defense, he's not afraid to body up and slap the ball loose. Frosh will get called for PFs more often in those situations, but that's OK. He'll figure it out.

If Coach has four frontcourters doing that well every game, I think you'll see a twinkle in his eye. With our backcourt, that'll give us a 20W team. We don't really need him to do much more.

Great start, Dwight!!!

Anonymous said...

What's the deal with McMillan's minutes? Seems like he is overlooked for no reason?