Sunday, November 18, 2012

Game Preview Center: Cornell at Wisconsin (Las Vegas Invitational) (Sunday, November 18, 6 pm CT, ESPN3)

A rematch from the 2010 NCAA Tournament.  Get all the information you need about the Cornell Big Red's game at Wisconsin, Sunday, November 18, 5 pm CT/6 pm EST, televised on ESPN3, right here with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center.

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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

you literally could not have played a worse first half than what we just saw.

Peck and Miller are mentally gone from this game. Absolutely terrible body language. And as usual, Courtney is having Miller loaf around the 3 point line instead of posting up inside.

Anonymous said...

I am embarrassed to be a fan of the Big Red. I never thought we could look so bad.

Anonymous said...

these wisconsin announcers are way too nice towards us.

I prefer Dalen Cuff. He called us out on our nonexistant offense like he should have.

Anonymous said...

This was a disaster. The Ivy system that works best is great shooting, tenacious defense and a controlled precision offense. I am embarrassed and fret that we must make a coaching change.

Anonymous said...

I'll say it again, these are good athletes with a poor coach. We have no strategics other then press defense. Miller looks totally lost in this offence(if we have one), along with the Josh and Ethan. It's amazing that in 4 games we have not established any post game.

Looks like some players are embarrassed to be on the floor.

Anonymous said...

Cornell looked lost. And it is no fun to go into a place like Wisconsin and get it handed to you. But it is a long season and much can happen over 31 games. I do hope that fans do not remain so relentlessly negative and do try to support these guys unconditionally. This type of posting does not help recruiting either.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Most of the negative comments are coming from the same 2-3 people (IP addresses are great for identifying sources).

And our recruits know that this is situation where they are needed and they can play early.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps what you should is disallow anonymous posts.

Anonymous said...

Time to just ban em. If they are willing to post anonymously, don't post their comments. Take it to the forum. Sign up, let your voice be heard. Otherwise you're just an anonymous coward. Or a Yale alum.

Anonymous said...

So you were not embarrassed by this out of control effort??Moreover, as the New York Times coverage indicated, this game reversed the result of our great game against Wisconsin in our NCAA run. Please do not mess with that legacy. We all love Cornell athletics and all want the best. The fact is that there is a systems problem here. No matter how athletic that we think that we are, we can not run and gun with quality teams. We need control, great shooting and patience. A little more size would help also, IMHO.

Anonymous said...

I know that I have high hopes for this team. Last year we were 2-2 through 4 games and this year 1-3, I guess is not bad considering the quality of the opponents. We are not playing bottom tier teams. We will get better offensively and we will all forget these first few games soon....be patient

br2 said...

There is a difference between losing and losing by 33. Donahue had similar caliber (and possibly less athletic) group of players as sophomores hang with Duke and some other big boys. You can coach your way into a competitive situation. You can't hope your way into it.

We need to have some semblance of an offensive/game scheme. You can count on raw athletics when you are UNC bringing in a starting 5 of top 100 recruits. We are not so much that.

Anonymous said...

Constructive comments and observations are one thing, even if they express respectful disagreement with strategy. Its quite another thing to lambaste or diminish the coaches, players and the program, and to call for people to be fired. I am quite sure the coaches know there are weaknesses that have to be addressed, and it is never just a matter of poor coaching strategy.

Unknown said...

I think everyone leaves anonymous comments because its easier than signing in. Doubt there is any malice to it. And CBB himself tweeted about the dismal Cornell showing.

The good news is there seems like a fair amount of potential on the team - at least to be competitive in the Ivy League. The bad news, as is evident to all the commenters, is the wrong system is being utilized, given the athletic abilities of the typical Ivy athlete.

There is a reason Pete Carril invented the Princeton offense. It gave a team like Princeton the best chance to compete against the Georgetowns and UCLAs of the world. Of course there was no clock and no 3-point line then, so we can evolve.

Lets hold out hope that BC's system will be effective against like-quality athletes once league play starts. I personally still don't like it, and I'm not so sure the athletes do either. If their effort flags, then we'll know. Right now they have more of a deer in the headlights issue with executing the defense, and then running out and rushing the offense, leading to bad shot selection, and dribbling into turnovers.

The defense - supposedly the calling card - is not generating anymore of the things a defense like this is supposed to - turnovers and low shooting percentages - leading to rebounds and run-outs for Cornell. It;s not happening.

Maybe against the Dartmouth's, et.al., of the world it will.

q'nis said...

I had to turn the game off in the second half. I can't remember doing that for a Cornell hoops game, ever. It was just that frustrating to watch.

I enjoy watching the new style when it's clicking, but when we are outclassed athletically, it's a disaster in waiting. The 40 minutes of hell Arkansas teams were never outclassed athletically. This may work in the IVY, but the program is nowhere near becoming a national success as currently constructed. That said, I was impressed with Wisconsin. Definite Sweet 16 team in my book.