- Jeff Foote (Cornell '10) had 2 points last night in the EuroLeague and his Zalgiris team fell in double overtime to Cedevita, 108-106.
- The Murray State News notes, "Several mid-majors made impressive runs in the 2010 NCAA Tournament including Cornell’s appearance in the Sweet 16."
- Recapping Kansas' last game, KUSports.com writes, "KU trailed at the half in a non-conference game for the first time since it trailed Cornell, 31-28, on Jan. 6, 2011."
- The gambling site, Sports Chat Place, analyzes tonight's game vs. St. Peter's.
- Researchers at Cornell onced studied the men's basketball team to explore the theory of the "hot hand" in basketball. See the Herald Net. It wrties, "Researchers from Cornell and Stanford decided to explore our instincts and beliefs about streaks, and in 1985 published what quickly became the classic work on the subject. 'The Hot Hand in Basketball: On the Misperception of Random Sequences' appeared in the professional journal, 'Cognitive Psychology,' and was aimed at psychologists rather than athletes, sports fans or coaches. The authors, Thomas Gilovich at Cornell, along with Robert Vallone and Amos Tversky at Stanford, made a significant error of estimate in the size of the potential audience, though. It wasn't just psychologists who were interested...While the researchers had access to the 76ers' data and were able to interview the Celtics players, they also set up a more controlled experiment, using the members of the Cornell basketball team, which allowed them to look at players' expectations for shots as well as results."
- 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 17 is No. 197 out of 344 total Division I teams. While neither the Ken Pomeroy or the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) are used by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee, the KenPom.com site ranks Cornell No. 184 in the nation, while the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) have Cornell at No. 179. Both sites are predominantly used by fans and the media.
- Here is a look at Ivy League results and upcoming games. A full Ivy composite schedule may viewed by clicking here.
Friday, November 9
MIT 54 Harvard 69 Box Score - Recap
UMBC 75 Penn 80 Box Score - Recap
Saturday, November 10
Western Michigan 55 Cornell 63 Box Score - Recap
Princeton 57 Buffalo 53 Box Score - Recap
Yale 82 Sacred Heart 85 (OT) [SNY] [Conn 6] Box Score - Recap
Columbia 68 Furman 47 Box Score - Recap
Maine 54 Dartmouth 67 Box Score - Recap
Sunday, November 11
Brown 58 Binghamton 49 Box Score - Recap
Monday, November 12
Yale 35 Saint Joseph’s 61 (Coaches v. Cancer) Box Score - Recap
Penn 69 Delaware 84 (Preseason NIT) Box Score - Recap
Tuesday, November 13
Harvard 64 Massachusetts 67 (ESPN Tip Off Marathon) [ESPN] Box Score - Recap
Penn 53 Fairfield 62 (Preseason NIT) [ESPN3] Box Score - Recap
Northeastern 67 Princeton 66 Box Score - Recap
New Hampshire 72 Dartmouth 58 Box Score - Recap
Haverford 40 Columbia 74 Box Score - Recap
Wednesday, November 14
St. Bonaventure at Cornell [NBCSN] Box Score - Recap
Thursday, November 15
Brown 71 Central Connecticut State 86 Box Score - Recap
Friday, November 16
Saint Peter’s at Cornell 8 pm
Rutgers at Princeton, 7 pm
Manhattan at Harvard, 7:30 pm
Yale at Evansville, 8:35 pm (Coaches v. Cancer)
Saturday, November 17
Drexel at Penn, 4 pm
Yale vs. Buffalo (Evansville, Ind.), 6 pm (Coaches v. Cancer)
Brown at Maine, 7 pm
Marist at Columbia, 7 pm
Sunday. November 18
Yale vs. Western Illinois (Oakland City, Ind.), 3 pm
Cornell at Wisconsin, 6 pm (Las Vegas Invitational) [ESPN3]