Cornell(4-8) at Maryland (9-3)
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 | 8 p.m. | Comcast Center
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Scouting the Big Red
Cornell enters Tuesday night's matchup on a four-game losing streak and a 4-8 overall record this season... The Big Red are 0-7 on the road, but have stayed close in six of those games. Discounting a season-opening 79-58 loss at St. Bonaventure, Cornell has lost by an average of seven points per game... Cornell has also played in three overtime games already (2-1 record).
Under the direction of second-year coach Bill Courtney, Cornell is prone to shoot the long ball - they've attempted 294 3-pointers this season - whereas Maryland has taken just 170... Their 8.5 3-point field goals made per game leads the Ivy League and is t-24th nationally... Senior guard Drew Ferry leads the nation in 3-point field goals per game (4.0) and ranks 22nd in 3-point field goal percentage (.457)... Ferry leads the team in scoring at 14.2 ppg
In its most recent game, a 63-60 loss at Bucknell, Cornell used a starting lineup with three guards and two forwards: joining Ferry in the backcourt were junior Johnathan Gray and senior Chris Wroblewski, while 6-foot-6 sophomore Dwight Tarwater and 6-foot-8 junior Eitan Chemerinski were the starting forwards... Wroblewski leads the team with 69 assists and ranks second in scoring at 8.8 ppg... Gray is averaging just 5.8 ppg but is coming off a career-high 18-point performance against Bucknell.
Freshman forward Shonn Miller leads the team in rebounding (5.9 pg), though the Big Red rank last in the Ivy League in rebounding margin (minus-8.2 pg).
The Cornell game marks the end of Maryland's six-game homestand. The Terrapins will play their first game in a hostile arena on Sunday when they open their Atlantic Coast Conference schedule at NC State (6 p.m., ESPNU)... Maryland then returns to Comcast Center for confernece matchups with Wake Forest (Wednesday, 1/11) and Georgia Tech (Sunday, 1/15).
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