Tuesday, November 20, 2012

News and Notes: Tuesday Edition

Get all the information you need about the Cornell Big Red's game at Arizona State, Tuesday, November 20, 7 pm MST and 9 pm EST, televised on The Pac 12 Sports Network, with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. Below, news and notes for Tuesday...
  • The Bleacher Report writes, "In the 2002-2003 season, Syracuse opened up against Memphis in Carmelo Anthony’s first game in Orange. Syracuse lost the game, but Anthony had a break-out performance. He would see his first and only ranked, non-conference opponent two months later in January in the form of Pittsburgh. In between he saw Colgate, Cornell, UNC Greensboro and Canisius, just to name a few."
  • 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
    • 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: 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 20 is No. 186 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. 224 in the nation, while the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) have Cornell at No. 214. 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 at Villanova, 7 pm [ESPN3]
    Harvard at Saint Joseph’s, 7:30 pm [NBCSN]
    Penn at Lehigh, 8:30 pm (Preseason NIT)
    Cornell at Arizona State, 9 pm (Las Vegas Invitational) [PAC-12 Sports Network]

    Wednesday, November 21
    Bryant at Brown, 7 pm
    Princeton at Syracuse, 7 pm [TIME WARNER]
    Yale at Vermont, 7 pm

    Friday, November 23
    Cornell vs. Presbyterian, 4:30 pm (Las Vegas Invitational)
    Columbia vs. Wayland Baptist (SF Hilltop Classic)

    Saturday, November 24
    Saint Francis (N.Y.) at Brown, 2 pm
    IPFW at Dartmouth, 2 pm
    Princeton at Lafayette, 2 pm
    Army at Yale, 2 pm
    Cornell vs. Longwood/Florida A&M, 3/5:30 pm (Las Vegas Invitational)
    Columbia at San Francisco, 10 pm (SF Hilltop Classic)

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