Thursday, September 20, 2012

News and Notes: Thursday Edition

Galal Cancer doing what he does best, splitting the defense.  Below, some news and notes for Thursday...

  • Bucknell released its schedule and notes in the release, ""he first of three Ivy League road games comes on Dec. 1, when the Bison travel to New York City to take on Columbia. Bucknell will also visit Princeton on Dec. 22 and Cornell on Jan. 2.After an early loss to Bucknell at the Legends Classic, Princeton went on to finish 20-12 and 10-4 in the Ivy League, and they won a first-round game in the CBI Tournament. Bucknell's annual game with Cornell means a third straight year going up against Big Red head coach Bill Courtney, a former Bison hoops star. Courtney, a 1992 graduate, is a member of the Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame."
  • In exhibition play in Greece, Louis Dale (Cornell '10) had 13 points for KAOD in a win over Icarus.  It was Dale's first game back since his ACL tear last November in Germany.  KAOD is in Greece's premier league, the A1.  KAOD is ranked #57 in Europe.
  • Jeff Aubry (Cornell '99) is averaging 7.6 points and 5.4 rebounds through 5 games in Mexico's premier league, the LNBP for the Halcones Rojos.  Aubry's more than a decade of professional basketball experience includes several seasons in the NBA D-League where he was a former All League selection.
  • Former Cornell assistant coach and current Army head coach, Zach Spiker is now on Twitter.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope this weekend shakes out well. it seems like all the Ivies are recruiting higher level talent.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Ivy was doing really well, but last month or so has gone really bad for the Ivies. Cornell can change that if all breaks right for the Big Red.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that. Let's hope that changes. It seems like Cornell has a terrific recruit in David Onuorah and a solid big man in Tim Higgins, and Harvard has done very well w/ Zena Edomsowan and Noah Allen. Haven't heard much from the other schools, other than the Dallier commitment.

Anonymous said...

Any report from homecoming weekend?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Nothing to report right now.

Anonymous said...

That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it's certainly the best the program could hope for.

Anonymous said...

Tevon Saddler committed to UNC-Greensboro.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Many of the kids that you hear about on the internet are sub AI. Don't believe everything you read online.

Even if an offer is made to a kid, it is sometimes totally contingent on the kid clearing the AI floor.

Anonymous said...

The AI is a dinosaur. I get the idea, but plenty of schools have done well academically and athletically without worrying about such nonsense (see, e.g. Stanford, Duke, Michigan, Texas, UCLA).