Friday, December 30, 2011

News and Notes: Friday Edition

Above, a newspaper clipping from the February 28, 1898 issue of the Cornell Daily Sun describing a Cornell road game at Bucknell. Get all the information you need about the Cornell Big Red's game at Bucknell this Saturday, December 31, 2011 (2 pm) with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. Below, some news and notes for Friday...

  • Brian Delaney of ESPN 1160 Radio and Ed Boulat of the Ithaca Journal, the Cornell basketball beat writers in the region, discuss over Twitter today the importance of Chris Wroblewski to Cornell.
  • In NBA D-League action, Jeff Foote (Cornell '10) finished with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the Springfield Armor (Brooklyn Nets affiliate) on Thursday in a 105-100 defeat to the Austin Toros (San Antonio Spurs affiliate).
  • 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
  5. November 22, 2011 at Delaware L 68-76
  6. November 27, 2011 vs. American L 63-65
  7. December 3, 2011 vs. Lehigh W 81-79 (OT)
  8. December 17, 2011 vs. Albany W 85-82 (OT)
  9. December 19, 2011 at Illinois L 60-64
  10. December 21, 2011 at Penn State L 67-74
  11. December 28, 2011 at Stony Brook L 58-69 (OT)
  • 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 December 30 is No. 263 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. 182 in the nation, while the USA Today Sagarin rankings have Cornell at No. 229. 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 79 Monmouth 71 (NIT Consolation Fairfax, VA) (Box Score - Recap)
Columbia 53 Stony Brook 67 (Box Score - Recap)
Cornell 64 Delaware 72 (Box Score - Recap)
Wagner 71 Penn 65 (Box Score - Recap)
Elon 56 Princeton 55 (Box Score - Recap)
Yale 62 Seton Hall 73 (Box Score - Recap)

Thursday, November 24
Dartmouth 69 San Francisco 71 (Great Alaska Shootout) (Box Score - Recap)
Harvard 75 Utah 47 [HDNet] (Battle 4 Atlantis Bahamas) (Box Score - Recap)

Friday, November 25
Dartmouth 64 vs. Alaska-Anchorage 52(Great Alaska Shootout) (Box Score - Recap)
Harvard 46 Florida State 41 [VERSUS] (Battle 4 Atlantis Bahamas) (Box Score - Recap)
Princeton 56 Bucknell 62 (Legends Classic, Lewisberg, PA) (Box Score - Recap)
Pittsburgh 78 Penn 58 [TCN] (Box Score - Recap)

Saturday, November 26
Yale 84 Army 75 (Box Score - Recap)
Columbia 59 Manhattan 41 (Box Score - Recap)
Princeton 56 Morehead State 68 (Legends Classic, Lewisberg, PA) (Box Score - Recap)
James Madison 60 Penn 58 [TCN] (Philly Hoop Group Classic) (Box Score - Recap)
Dartmouth 48 Western Michigan 65 (Great Alaska Shootout) (Box Score - Recap)
Harvard 59 Central Florida 49 [VERSUS] (Battle 4 Atlantis Bahamas) (Box Score - Recap)

Sunday, November 27
Brown 64 Sacred Heart 77 (Box Score - Recap)
Princeton 66 West Alabama 66 (Legends Classic, Lewisberg, PA) (Box Score - Recap)
American 65 Cornell 63 (Box Score - Recap)

Monday, November 28
Swarthmore 42 Columbia 104 (Box Score - Recap)

Tuesday, November 29
Manhattan 72 Penn 75 (Box Score - Recap)
Yale 74 Hartford 69 (Box Score - Recap)

Wednesday, November 30
Dartmouth 50 New Hampshire 53 (Box Score - Recap)
Lafayette 69 Princeton 54 (Box Score - Recap)
Rhode Island 56 Brown 65 [myRITV] (Box Score - Recap)

Thursday, December 1
Harvard 55 Vermont 48 (Box Score - Recap)

Friday, December 2
Columbia 69 Loyola Marymount 61 (LA Westside Centennial Classic) (Box Score - Recap)

Saturday, December 3
Vermont 52 Yale 68 (Box Score - Recap)
Brown 54 Iowa 75 (Box Score - Recap)
Lehigh 79 Cornell 81 (OT) (Box Score - Recap)
Penn 65 Villanova 73 [ESPN3] (Box Score - Recap)
Columbia 72 North Texas 57 (Box Score - Recap) (LA Westside Centennial Classic)

Sunday, December 4
Columbia 78 La Sierra 56 (Box Score - Recap) (LA Westside Centennial Classic)
Seattle 70 Harvard 80 (Box Score - Recap)

Monday, December 5
Brown 49 Providence 80 [ESPN3/SNY] (Box Score - Recap)
Yale 73 Sacred Heart 71 (Box Score - Recap)

Tuesday, December 6
Holy Cross 45 Columbia 46 (Box Score - Recap)

Wednesday, December 7
Delaware 60 Penn 69 (Box Score - Recap)
New Hampshire 69 Brown 56 (Box Score - Recap)
Princeton 59 Rutgers 57 (Box Score - Recap)
Bryant 59 Yale 76 (Box Score - Recap)

Thursday, December 8
Harvard 53 Connecticut 67 [ESPN2] (Box Score - Recap)

Saturday, December 10
Central Connecticut State 80 Brown 90 (Box Score - Recap)
Long Island 53 Columbia 63 (Box Score - Recap)
Harvard 76 Boston University 52 (Box Score - Recap)
Princeton 60 Drexel 64 (Box Score - Recap)
Penn 73 UCLA 77 [DirecTV] (Box Score - Recap)
Dartmouth 47 Notre Dame 65 [ESPN3] (Box Score - Recap)

Tuesday, December 13
Dartmouth 51 IPFW 56 (Box Score - Recap)

Wednesday, December 14
Princeton 72 Rider 71 OT (Box Score - Recap)

Saturday, December 17
Elon 54 Dartmouth 62 (Box Score - Recap)
Albany 82 Cornell 85 OT (Box Score - Recap)

Sunday, December 18
Princeton 71 Northeastern 62 (Box Score - Recap)
Yale 68 Rhode Island 65 [COX RI] (Box Score - Recap)

Monday, December 19
Cornell 60 Illinois 64 [ESPN3] (Box Score - Recap)
Dartmouth 55 Colgate 61 OT (Box Score - Recap)

Wednesday, December 21
Dartmouth 64 Army 67 (Box Score - Recap)
Cornell 67 Penn State 74 [Big Ten Network] (Box Score - Recap)

Thursday, December 22
Florida Atlantic 51 Harvard 63 (Box Score - Recap)
Princeton 59 Siena 63 (Box Score - Recap)

Friday, December 23
Maine 71 Brown 58 (Box Score - Recap)
Dartmouth 74 Albany 82 (Box Score - Recap)
Marist 71 Penn 84 (Box Score - Recap)

Wednesday, December 28

Columbia 59 Marist 79 (Box Score - Recap)
Cornell 59 Stony Brook 68 OT [Cablevision] (Box Score - Recap)

Thursday, December 29
Brown 49 St. Francis (N.Y.) 66 (Box Score - Recap)
Harvard 67 Boston College 46 [ESPN3] (Box Score - Recap)
Penn 70 Davidson 75 (Box Score - Recap)
Yale 71 Wake Forest 72 (Box Score - Recap)

Friday, December 30
Princeton at Florida State, 7 pm [ESPN3]
Lafayette at Columbia, 7 pm

Saturday, December 31
Cornell at Bucknell, 2 pm
Holy Cross at Dartmouth, 2 pm
Yale at Florida, 2 pm [ESPNU]
Saint Joseph’s at Harvard, 4 pm

Sunday, January 1
Princeton at Florida A&M, 3 pm
Penn at Duke, 5 pm [ESPNU]

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

CBB, I think that you and I (as well as some other posters on this blog) owe Jeremy Lin an apology.

Many of us were highly skeptical of his signing by Golden State, thinking that it might have been a marketing strategy more than a basketball move.

But Houston signed him as soon as Golden State waived him and New York picked him up this week as soon as he was available again after the Rockets signed Dalembert.

Lin might be waived once more whenever Shumpert or Davis are available again, but the fact is that Jeremy Lin was and is an NBA player. We can't say the same thing for Ryan Wittman, Jeff Foote or Lou Dale.

Let's give Lin his due.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Lin spent more time in the D-League last year than in the NBA. He's also been signed by 3 teams in 12 months. And he will likely be cut by the Knicks in the very short term.

I would hardly call him an NBA player.

That said, he's seen more time in the NBA than every other Ivy League player combined from the last 10 years. So, good for him. But I wouldn't call Lin and many others like him, an NBA player. He hasn't showed the "staying power."

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'd be mildly surprised if Lin is still a Knick after either Shumpert or Davis are available and I'd be shocked if he's on the roster after both are healthy.

But after many of us thought that Golden State was merely trying to create media buzz when they originally signed Lin, it was noteworthy that he was quickly picked up by Houston and then New York. To me, that says he might very well land on his feet elsewhere.

Of course you're correct that Lin has bounced back and forth from the D-League, but you're also right that he's the leader in the clubhouse in terms of spending time in the NBA compared to any other recent Ivy League grad.

He has yet to demonstrate staying power but, as of now, as I said, Jeremy Lin *is* an NBA player.

Anonymous said...

Hey Anon
Lets look at his performance versus Cornell every year, he consistently looked terrible. Dale frustrated him every game and he won once against us (while the 3 you mentioned were playing) and certainly was not thanks to him. He is where he is based on politics and selling jerseys. Give him his due... Go root for Harvard.

Anonymous said...

No one owes Jeremy Lin any apologies.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 4:21 - I'm confused as to what led you to shed your initial skepticism. Isn't it even more clear now that Jeremy Lin's NBA signings are motivated by publicity? For the most part, articles about Lin don't speak of his playing ability, but of his positive reception by the Asian-American community of Knicks fans. You are fooling yourself if you don't believe that this has always been his major draw. So far, he hasn't proven otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 12/30 4:21 here again. Well, obviously we were all skeptical initially because Lin's signing with Golden State had all the ingredients of a marketing gimmick: a local product who happens to be Asian-American, signed by a team which isn't a contender and would probably be willing to sacrifice a roster spot in return for a little media buzz and a few more tickets sold.

But that would not explain Houston's interest. And, yes, while there are a lot of Asians in the New York area, the Knicks are in a different competitive situation than the Warriors are. The Knicks are a playoff team. They can't afford to waste a few W's in a 66-game season for an article in the New York Times. In a shortened NBA season, it doesn't make sense to waste a valuable roster spot for marketing buzz.

I'm no Harvard fan, believe me. Tommy Amaker is the greatest threat to Ivy League principles ever, even more so than the powerhouse Penn teams of the 1970s which led to the creation of the Academic Index system in the first place. I believe that the seven other Ivies must force men's basketball out of the general AI pool into its own specific banding system, as football is already treated. Tommy Amaker is cheating, pure and simple.

Having said that, every game that Jeremy Lin suits up in the NBA is one more small bit of evidence that the haters, which once marginally included me, were wrong about him. At what point should we concede that our skepticism was misplaced? If the Knicks release him and he gets picked up by a team without a substantial local Asian population?

Just sayin' that the kid is hanging on in the Association when none of his Ivy peers have been able to do so.