Wednesday, November 14, 2012

News and Notes: Wednesday Edition

Get all the information you need about the Cornell Big Red's game vs. St. Bonaventure on national television via NBC Sports Network, tonight, Wednesday, November 14, 7 pm, with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. Below, some news and notes for Wednesday...  

  • Jeff Foote (Cornell '10) is interviewed (in Lithuanian) on his team website. Foote plays for Zalgiris of Lithuania, the No. 2 ranked team in Europe. 
  • The national recruiting signing period starts today. Excluding Cornell's recruiting class, 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
    Eli Harrison (Sisters HS) Sisters, OR, 6-6, F, Dartmouth
    Mike Flemming (Northfield Mount Hermon, MA) Lincolnshire, IL, 6-1, G, Dartmouth
    Hunter Meyers (Douglas HS) Minden, NV, 6-6, F, Harvard
    Zena Edosomwan (Northfield Mount 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
    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
    It might not have been pretty, but it was exactly what the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team wanted.  With their 65-55 triumph over Bethune-Cookman last Friday, the Bonnies accomplished the first goal they had set in the preseason: to be 1-0 on Nov. 9.The next, and undoubtedly more difficult, goal? To win that first game away from the Reilly Center.  Bona gets the opportunity to do just that when it meets Cornell in one of its two nationally-televised contests tonight (7 o’clock, NBC Sports-TV, ch. 57, WPIG-FM, WHDL-AM) at Newman Arena.  “It’s a tough test,” said Bona coach Mark Schmidt, who has started out 1-0 in five of his six seasons. “Our goal was to be 1-0 and now we move on. We want to try to be 1-0 on the road. We know how difficult it is. You hear all the time you’re down 10 before the game even starts.”
  • A gambling site, Sports Chat Place, discusses tonight's game between Cornell and St. Bonaventure and has the Bonnies by -3.
  • The Cornell Club of Wisconsin has an event planned for Cornell's visit to Wisconsin on November 18.  The Club notes:
  • Come watch the Cornell University Big Red take on the University of Wisconsin Badgers

    Sunday, November 18, 2012 

    3:00 to 4:30 pm Pre-Game Reception at Badgerland Bar & Grill

    5:00 pm tip-off at the Kohl Center
    Limited number of tickets available! 
    Pre-Game Reception: Food and beverages are on your own; full access to Badgerland Bar & Grill menu is available. You will pick up your game tickets at the pre-game reception!
    Parking: Limited free parking is available behind Badgerland Bar & Grill. You must ask for a token from the front desk or the restaurant to exit the lot. Ramp parking is available in Lot 46 on Johnson and Lake Street. Alternate parking ramps also include the State Street Campus Ramp and the parking lot beneath Madison Fresh Market, both are accessible from Lake Street.
    Hope to CU in Madison!
  • 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
  • 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 14 is No. 184 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. 187 in the nation, while the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) have Cornell at No. 173. 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, 7 pm [NBCSN]

Thursday, November 15
Brown at Central Connecticut State, 7:30 pm

Friday, November 16
Saint Peter’s at Cornell 7 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] 


Anonymous said...

Yale scored only 35 in a full game? And Kreisberg only played 14 minutes?

Anonymous said...

Luckily, my Cornell degree in Lithuanian studies came in handy. Translation below:
Zalgiris Radio Shows and antradieninė rubric "Beyond the Boundary" continues acquaintance with Kaunas Zalgiris newcomers. This time, Zalgiris Radio presenters interacted with 213 cm tall center forwards Jeff Foote'u.

24-year-old New Yorker spoke openly about their favorite holiday, a trip to the moon and Lithuanian girls. Funny, fun, and a few secrets revealing interview with J.Foote 'u - specifically Grunwald radio.

- Let's start with what kind of person are you? - The player said, "Grunwald radio.
- I am a pretty laid-back, mostly relaxed. I like to read a lot, play video games. But if for me, it really is, I am very calm.

- You said that you play video games. Can you name any?
- I play in 2012. baseball game. This - my favorite game at the moment. Also, sometimes I like to play and the famous "Call of Duty".

- You are very tall. Did you have a problem with your height?
- At the very beginning when I started to grow very quickly, some over two months grew by ten centimeters, then it was difficult. The complex has to do some things and keep their shape. But after college I've been to that picks up and now I feel very good.

- Do you have any more talent and what you like to do, let alone basketball. Maybe singing or playing any tools?
- No, I really do not sing and I do not know a lot of musical instruments. I love to play poker, I am a good player. Probably keen on more things, but now I can not remember more (laughs - Ed.).

- Have you ever won money playing cards?
- (Laughs) No, usually I do not play for cash. Just spare time with friends sitting down and playing, but not the money.

- What is your favorite holiday?
- My favorite when I go back home and celebrate Thanksgiving. This is - a wonderful opportunity to be with family, watching American football, rest and plenty to eat.

- Your birthday - during the summer. It's probably good, because then no need to think about basketball and can run anything you want?
- Yes, I love my birthday because it is summer. During her birthday party never had to go to school or to college. Always during this festival, and I was able to do what I want, and I like it very much.

- When was the first time I picked up a basketball in your hands?
- Probably when I was five. My dad was a basketball player, and he also wanted the žaisčiau basketball like my brother.

- What kind of place do you like to visit Kaunas?
- There is a restaurant near my house, I go there often. It is also often'm Akropolis. But I do not have the free time to really have a lot of basketball is a major part of my time.

- Have you considered the Lithuanian girls?
- Yes, I have seen a few. They are really beautiful. In the countries where I had to visit Lithuania without a doubt, is characterized by beautiful girls.

- Are you thinking what I am doing after you finish a professional basketball career?
- I am not yet entirely sure. Maybe medical school or returning to the United States will relate life with legal sciences. I'm not sure, but it will probably be science that deals with the law.

- If you had the opportunity to visit the moon, or seize it?
- Of course! 100 percent. I go there. I love these things. In summer, danced with a parachute, it was fun. In addition, few people can boast that they were on the moon, because really test them.

- What three things would you take to a desert island?
- I would take a lot of food. Also prigriebčiau and computer. Alas, though, if we are talking about the fact that I had to do to survive, I would take a knife and flint, so I set off the fire, and another network - catching fish.