Monday, November 26, 2012

News and Notes: Monday Edition

A rematch with Stony Brook lies ahead for Cornell this week.  Below, some news and notes for Monday...

  • Duke Basketball Report writes, "after [an] 11-day break, Duke returns to play three games in 11 days – all in Cameron and all against opponents the Blue Devils should handle easily (Cornell, Elon and Santa Clara)."
  • Fans interested in purchasing tickets to Cornell's game at Duke (nationally televised on ESPNU) on December 19 should visit the Cornell Athletics website.  Call the ticket office at (607) 255-4247 to inquire about Duke tickets as well as potential tickets to the Vanderbilt game on December 17, also nationally televised on ESPNU.
  • Harvard booster and alumnus, Michael James checks in on the Ivy League with his perspective for Rush The Court.
  • Below is an updated list of players committed to Ivy League schools in the class of 2013:

    Lealand King (Brentwood School) Los Angeles, CA, 6-6, F, Brown
    Tavon Blackmon (Gonzaga) Washington, DC, 5-11, G, Brown
    Connor Voss (St. Cloud Cathederal HS) St. Cloud, MN, 6-11, C, Columbia
    Ikemefuna Ngwudo (Milton Academy) Milton, MA, 6-5, F, Dartmouth
    Eli Harrison (Sisters HS) Sisters, OR, 6-6, F, Dartmouth
    Mike Flemming (N'field Mt Hermon, MA) Lincolnshire, IL, 6-1, G, Dartmouth
    Hunter Meyers (Douglas HS) Minden, NV, 6-6, F, Harvard
    Zena Edosomwan (Northfield Mt Hermon, MA) Hollywood, CA, 6-9, F, Harvard
    Matt Howard (A.J. Flora HS), Columbia, S.C., 6-4, G, Penn
    Dylan Jones (Village HS) Houston, TX, 6-8, F, Penn
    Dave Winfield (Harvard Westlake HS) Hollywood, CA, 6-8, F, Penn
    Tony Bagtas (Westlake HS) Atlanta, GA, 5-11, G, Penn
    Henry Caruso (Serra HS) San Mateo, CA, 6-4, G, Princeton
    Hashim Moore (Hun School, NJ) Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 6-5, F, Princeton
    Spencer Weisz (Seton Hall Prep) Florham Park, NJ, 6-4, G, Princeton
    Steven Cook (New Trier HS) Winnetka, IL, 6-5, G, Princeton
    Pete Miller (Northfield Mount Hermon, MA) Northfield, MA, 6-10, C, Princeton
    Amir Bell (East Brunswick HS) E.Brunswick, NJ, 6-4, G, Princeton (2014)
    Sam Downy (Lake Forest HS) Lake Forest, IL, 6-9, C, Yale
    Anthony Dallier (Northfield Mount Hermon, MA) Wexford, PA, 6-6, F, Yale
    JT Flowers (Lincoln HS) Portland, OR, 6-5, F, Yale
  • Below, links to our recap sections from each of Cornell's games during the 2012-2013 season.
    1. 11/10/12 vs. Western Michigan W 63-55
    2. 11/14/12 vs. St. Bonaventure L 68-72
    3. 11/16/12 vs. St. Peter's  L 64-68
    4. 11/18/12 at Wisconsin (Las Vegas Invitational) L 40-73 
    5. 11/20/12 at Arizona State (Las Vegas Invitational L 53-64
    6. 11/23/12 vs. Presbyterian (Las Vegas Invitational) at Las Vegas W 89-55
    7. 11/24/12 vs. Longwood (Las Vegas Invitational) at Las Vegas W 84-78
  • Cornell RPI WatchThe 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: 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 26 is No. 174 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 site ranks Cornell No. 212 in the nation, while the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) have Cornell at No. 215. Both sites are predominantly used by fans and the media.

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 68 Cornell 64
 Box Score - Recap
Rutgers 58 Princeton 5
Box Score - Recap
Manhattan 45 Harvard 79 Box Score
Yale 56 Evansville 66 
(Coaches v. Cancer) Box Score - Recap

Saturday, November 17
 61 Penn 59 Box Score - Recap
Yale 63 Buffalo 59 (Evansville, Ind.) (Coaches v. Cancer) Box Score
Brown 70 Maine 68 Box Score - Recap
Marist 67 Columbia 62 Box Score - Recap

Sunday. November 18
Yale 47 Western Illinois 59 (Oakland City, Ind.) 
Box Score - Recap
Cornell 40 Wisconsin 73 (Las Vegas Invitational) [ESPN3]  
Box Score - Recap

Monday, November 19
Penn 68 Fordham 70 (Preseason NIT, Bethlehem PA) Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, November 20
Columbia 75 Villanova 57 [ESPN3] Box Score - Recap
Harvard 56 Saint Joseph’s 75 [NBCSN] Box Score - Recap
Penn 66 Lehigh 73 (Preseason NIT) Box Score - Recap
Cornell 53 Arizona State 64 (Las Vegas Invitational) [PAC-12 Sports Network] Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, November 21
Bryant 68 Brown 61 Box Score - Recap
Princeton 53 Syracuse 73 [TIME WARNER] Box Score - Recap
Yale 52 Vermont 65  Box Score - Recap

Friday, November 23
Cornell 89 Presbyterian 55 (Las Vegas Invitational at Las Vegas) Box Score - Recap
Columbia 75 Wayland Baptist 63 (SF Hilltop Classic) Box Score - Recap

Saturday, November 24
Saint Francis (N.Y.) 76 Brown72 (OT) Box Score - Recap
IPFW 70 Dartmouth 66 Box Score - Recap
Princeton 72 Lafayette53 Box Score - Recap
Army 83 Yale 86 (2OT)  Box Score - Recap
Cornell 84 Longwood 78 (Las Vegas Invitational at Las Vegas) Box Score - Recap
Columbia 59 San Francisco 79 (SF Hilltop Classic) Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, November 27
Dartmouth at Bucknell, 7 pm
Vermont at Harvard, 7 pm [NBCSN]

Wednesday, November 28
Columbia at LIU Brooklyn, 7 pm
Stony Brook at Cornell, 7 pm
Binghamton at Penn, 7 pm
Princeton at Wagner, 7 pm

Thursday, November 29
Sacred Heart at Brown, 7 pm
Hartford at Yale, 7 pm

Saturday, December 1
Brown at New Hampshire, 1 pm [WBIN/FCS]
Fordham at Harvard, 1 pm
Dartmouth at Longwood, 2 pm
Penn at Penn State, 2 pm [ESPN3]
Colgate at Cornell, 4 pm
Bucknell at Columbia, 7 pm
Princeton at Kent State, 7 pm


Anonymous said...

Who do you think has the best 2013 class of commits so far? Matt Howard and Zena E. seem like the best players, and you've trumpeted David O's ability as a standout talent on a few occasions.

Losing Julian Jacobs hurts, but are the other highly touted recruits who visited homecoming still in play?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Think David Onuorah and Zena Edosomwan are the best two incoming recruits because of their elite level athleticism and length. It is a loaded 2013 class spread quite evenly across the league.

While those two are very good, Julian Jacobs would have been special. He would have the ball in his hands and could take over the game. Not as easy for a power forward to take over a game. And as good as Zena is... there is a little too much hype on him. His reputation is exceeding his actual value. But make no mistake, he and David are going to be forces.

Elsewhere, there is a nice group of mid major level kids coming on board, including:

Hunter Meyers, Matt Howard, Dylan Jones, Tony Bagtas, Spencer Weisz, Sam Downy and Anthony Dallier.

Anonymous said...

Is there anyone else in play at Jacobs's level for Cornell's 2013 class? Or is the staff hoping to finish off the class with a mid major level guard and setting its sights on 2014? (or is this a stupid question?)

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

It is very complicated. There is no way to answer your questions without a 750 word essay.

Frankly, not sure what Cornell is going to do. They have a lot of options, some of which involve long waits.

Anonymous said...

Can you clarify what you meant when you tweeted Cornell's recruiting was "on fire."

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

(1) Cornell is involved with a lot outstanding/elite players in '13, '14 and '15. We are not disclosing names until they commit somewhere. Some might wait until the Spring to decide.

(2) David Onuorah, like Shonn Miller before him, will be a dominating All Ivy presence. If you think Miller is athletic and a good defensive player, wait until you get a look at D.O.

David Onuorah is the youngest player to ever commit to an Ivy program with a BCS offer in hand. He was off the market in June--- 5 months ahead of kids committing in October/November. In recruiting, that is eternity.

Anonymous said...

So I'm guessing that means that the other game changing recruits who visited during homecoming are still on the table? If Jacobs is a taste of the level of talent at play, that's really, really good news.