Monday, December 17, 2012

News and Notes: Monday Edition

Below, some news and notes for Monday...

Where: Memorial Gym
When: 8 p.m.
Radio/TV: ESPNU / 1510-AM
Story lines: The Commodores are riding the momentum of their first winning streak of the season, a 66-64 win at Xavier on Dec. 6 and a 71-46 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday night. With guards Kedren Johnson and Kyle Fuller leading the Southeastern Conference in minutes played, Vanderbilt will get a needed boost to the backcourt with sophomore Dai-Jon Parker set to return after missing the first eight games of the season because of a suspension. Cornell is led by sophomore forward Shonn Miller, who is averaging 10.0 points and 7.4 rebounds. The Big Red also feature a former Midstate high school player in Ensworth’s Miles Asafo-Adjei. The senior guard has started eight of nine games and leads the team in assists (26).
  •  The City Paper of Nashville writes, "Dai-Jon Parker will have to play hurt on Monday. He will play, though. The Vanderbilt shooting guard is dinged up due to a hip injury sustained in practice last week. He makes his season debut against Cornell (8 p.m., ESPNU) after serving a 10-game suspension, including two exhibition games, for a violation of non-academic team rules. His addition should bolster the Commodores' perimeter depth and provide a respite for heavily used guards Kedren Johnson and Kyle Fuller. But coach Kevin Stallings also offered a reality check... Stallings planned on Parker being in his starting five before the season. At this point, he intends to “immediately integrate” him into the lineup. Parker could play as many as 20 minutes against Cornell (4-5), which hasn’t played since Dec. 1."
  • writes, "Blue Devils Get A Break for Exams. Duke's fall semester exam period came and went last week, giving the Blue Devils a break after a grueling basketball schedule in November and December that included games - and wins - against three top-five teams and the Battle 4 Atlantis Championship. Duke emerged unbeaten from the early-season gauntlet and brings a 9-0 record into next week's back-to-back contests against Cornell and Elon. History is on the Blue Devils' side for the Cornell tilt, as Duke is 32-0 under Coach K in the game after the ending of exam week. Back-to-Back Games on the Horizon. While the Blue Devils got a 10-day break between games for exams, they will be thrown right back into the fire this week with games on back-to-back nights against Cornell and Elon on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 19-20 in Cameron Indoor Stadium."
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League men's basketball celebrates the holidays with a week full of hoops cheer that has Ancient Eight teams playing 11 games before Christmas.
Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Penn and Yale all are back in action after end-of-the-semester breaks for final exams. Cornell competes in a pair of nationally-televised games on ESPNU at Vanderbilt and Duke.

Week 1 November 12-Gabas Maldunas, Dartmouth/Will Barrett, Princeton
Week 2 November 19-Fran Dougherty, Penn
Week 3 November 26-Shonn Miller, Cornell
Week 4 December 3-Wesley Saunders, Harvard
Week 5 December 10-Wesley Saunders, Harvard/Ian Hummer, Princeton (Cornell not eligible)
Week 6 December 17-Ian Hummer, Princeton (Cornell not eligible)

Week 1 November 12-Nolan Cressler, Cornell
Week 2 November 19-Rafael Maia, Brown
Week 3 November 26-Grant Mullins, Columbia
Week 4 December 3-Siyanni Chambers, Harvard
Week 5 December 10-Grant Mullins, Columbia (Cornell not eligible)
Week 6 December 17-Siyanni Chambers, Harvard (Cornell not eligible)
  • 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. Peter's  L 64-68
    3. 11/18/12 at Wisconsin (Las Vegas Invitational) L 40-73 
    4. 11/20/12 at Arizona State (Las Vegas Invitational L 53-64
    5. 11/23/12 vs. Presbyterian (Las Vegas Invitational) at Las Vegas W 89-55
    6. 11/24/12 vs. Longwood (Las Vegas Invitational) at Las Vegas W 84-78
    7. 11/28/12 vs. Stony Brook L 53-76
    8. 12/1/12 vs. Colgate W 70-63
  • 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 December 17 is No. 227 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. 237 in the nation, while the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) have Cornell at No. 255 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 49 Bucknell 62 Box Score - Recap
Vermont 85 Harvard 78 [NBCSN] Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, November 28
Columbia 61 LIU Brooklyn 70 Box Score - Recap
Stony Brook 53 Cornell 76 Box Score - Recap
Binghamton 54 Penn 65 Box Score - Recap
Princeton 42 Wagner 48 (OT) Box Score - Recap

Thursday, November 29
Sacred Heart 56 Brown 69 Box Score - Recap
Hartford 60 Yale 51 Box Score - Recap

Saturday, December 1
Brown 50 New Hampshire 63 [WBIN/FCS] Box Score - Recap
Fordham 64 Harvard 73 Box Score - Recap
Dartmouth 61 Longwood 53 Box Score - Recap
Penn 47 Penn State 58 [ESPN3] Box Score - Recap
Colgate 63 Cornell 70 Box Score - Recap
Bucknell 65 Columbia 57 Box Score - Recap
Princeton 50 Kent State 62 Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, December 4
Dartmouth 49 Elon 71 Box Score - Recap
Harvard 79 Boston College 63 [ESPN3] Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, December 5
Yale 64 Bryant 62 Box Score - Recap

Friday, December 7
Harvard 49 Connecticut 57 [SNY] Box Score - Recap

Saturday, December 8
Yale 56 New Hampshire 64  Box Score - Recap
Drexel 64 Princeton 57 Box Score - Recap
Dartmouth 56 Holy Cross 67 Box Score - Recap
Brown 57 Notre Dame 84 [ESPN3] Box Score - Recap
Villanova 68 Penn 55 [NBCSN] Box Score - Recap

Sunday, December 9
Columbia 54 American 42 Box Score - Recap

Tuesday, December 11
Boston University 64 Harvard 65 Box Score - Recap

Wednesday, December 12
Dartmouth 50 Vermont 52 Box Score - Recap

Saturday, December 15
Princeton 60 Fordham 63 (Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival) [YES] Box Score - Recap
Dartmouth 42 Arizona State 61 Box Score - Recap

Monday, December 17
Cornell at Vanderbilt, 9 pm [ESPNU]

Tuesday, December 18
Albertus Magnus at Yale, 7 pm

Wednesday, December 19
Cornell at Duke, 7 pm [ESPNU]

Thursday, December 20
Rider at Princeton, 7 pm

Friday, December 21
Penn at Delaware, 7 pm

Saturday, December 22
Cornell at Boston University, 1 pm
Dartmouth at Bryant, 1 pm
Holy Cross at Harvard, 2 pm
Elon at Columbia, 4 pm
Bucknell at Princeton, 7 pm

Sunday, December 23
Brown at Northwestern, 1:30 pm []

  • 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
David Onuorah (Marist HS) Atlanta, GA, 6-8, 230, F, Cornell
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
Matt Fraschila (Highland Park HS) Highland Park, TX, 5-10 G, Harvard
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, a look at the Cornell Coaching Plantations, the coaches in the NCAA with ties to Cornell University.
    Jeff Jackson (Cornell Class of '84)-Head Coach of Furman University (Division I).
    Jon Jaques (Cornell Class of '10)-Assistant coach at Columbia University. Played for Cornell under Steve Donahue.

    Kevin App (Cornell Class of '07)
    -Assistant coach at Army. Played for Cornell under Steve Donahue.

    Yanni Hufnagel (Cornell Class of '06)-Assistant coach at Harvard. Served as student-manager at Cornell under Steve Donahue.

    Steve Donahue-Head coach of Boston College. Served as head coach at Cornell between 2000-2010.

    Zach Spiker-Head coach of Army. He served as an assistant coach at Cornell under Steve Donahue from 2004-2009.

    Joe Burke-Head coach of Skidmore College (Division III). He was an assistant coach at Cornell under Steve Donahue between 2001-2004.

    Izzi Metz-Former Head coach Hobart College (Division III). He served as a Cornell assistant coach for five seasons between 2001-2006 under Steve Donahue and is currently an assistant coach and head of basketball operations at Boston College under Donahue.

    Nat Graham-Associate Head Coach (assistant) at Boston College under Steve Donahue. Served as an assistant coach under Donahue at Cornell from 2005-2010.

    Woody Kampmann-Assistant coach at Boston College under Steve Donahue. Served as an assistant coach under Donahue at Cornell from 2007-2010.

    Ryan Woerner-Former student intern coach under Steve Donahue during the 2009-2010 season and assistant coach for Cornell's women's team during 2010-2011. Currently director of basketball operations at St. Peter's.

    Steve Robinson-Assistant coach at North Carolina under Roy Williams. He was an assistant coach for Mike Dement at Cornell for two seasons, including on the 1988 Ivy League Championship team.

    Paul Fortier-Assistant coach at Washington under Lorenzo Romar. He served as an assistant coach at Cornell during 2003-2005 under Steve Donahue.

    Desmond Oliver-Assistant coach at Charlotte. He was an assistant coach at Cornell between 1998-2000 under Scott Thompson.

    Ricky Yahn-Assistant coach at Longwood. He was an assistant coach at Cornell during 2010-2011 under Bill Courtney.
  • Throughout the year we provide periodic updates on Cornell's alumni playing professionally. Below, some updates:
-Jeff Aubry ('99) (Halcones Rojos, LNBP Mexico premier league/Arecibo Capitanes, BSN Puerto Rico premier league)-As of December 17, Aubry is averaging 6.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game for Halcones of the LNBP in Mexico, the premier league. Halcones is 24-8 and in 4th place out of 16 teams in the league. Aubry, a 6'11" center, splits his time in both the Mexican and Puerto Rican professional leagues. A well traveled pro player, Aubry spent several seasons in the NBA D League in the early part of his career with the Fayetteville Patriots and Florida Flame and earned honorable mention all NBA D League in 2002. During his more than a decade of pro experience, Aubry has also played professionally in the ABA (Miami Tropics) and abroad  in Puerto Rico (Arecibo, Leones de Ponce, and Santurce, BSN Puerto Rico), Spain (Tarragona, LEB Gold Spain 2nd Division), Mexico (Halcones Rojos and Chihuahua Dorados, LNBP Mexico premier league), Poland (Slask Wroclaw, PLK Poland premier league), Argentina (Libertad Sunchales, Liga A Argentina), Uruguay (Hebraica, LUB Uruguay )and Peru (Alas Peruanas, Peru).
-Alex Tyler ('10) (Rockville Victors, Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League)-Tyler is in his rookie season with the Victors.
-Louis Dale ('10) (KAOD Dramas, Greece A1 premier league)-On December 15, Dale scored 14 points as his KAOD team defeated Aris, 84-81.  As of December 17, Dale is averaging 8.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.  KAOD is 4-6 and in 10th place out of 14 teams in the A1.  Dale spent his first two professional seasons both in Germany's BBK Bundesliga, the country's premier league with Goettingen.
-Jeff Foote ('10) (Zalgiris, Lithuania LKL premier league/EuroLeague/VTB Russian League)-Foote finished with 5 points on December 14 as Zalgiris defeated Efes of Turkey in the EuroLeague.  As of December 17, Foote is averaging 7.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game for Zalgiris in the Lithuanian premier league, the LKL.  Zalgiris is 4-0 and in 5th  place out of 12 teams in the LKL.  Zalgiris finished 8-2 in the 6-team Group C of the EuroLeague.  In EuroLeague action, Foote is averaging 5.6 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.  Zalgiris is now in Final Sixteen's Group E.  In the Eastern European VTB League, Zalgiris is 6-1 and in 2nd place out of 10 teams in Group B.  Zalgiris is currently ranked #6 in Europe.  Prior to the start of the 2012-2013 season, Foote played with the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Summer League and participated in the team's free agent mini-camp.  During 2011-2012, Foote averaged 15.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game in the NBA D-League for the Springfield Armor (the Brooklyn Nets' affiliate) after being named a starter at the D-League's All-Star Game during FebruaryFoote finished the D-League season ranked 4th in double-doubles and also 4th in rebounds. Foote averaged 1.0 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in 4 games for the NBA's New Orleans Hornets during a 10-day contract between March 9 and March 19. Foote was ranked by the D-League as its #6 overall NBA prospect.  During April 2012 he was profiled in a video on  He participated in the Portland Trailblazers' 2011-2012 preseason training camp and played the 2011-2012 preseason with with Zastal of   the PLK Poland premier league and the full 2010-2011 season in Spain (Melilla, LEB Gold Spain 2nd division) while on loan from Euro League powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel's premier league.
  • Below is a directory listing of some Twitter feeds associated with the Cornell basketball program.
-Josh Wexler ('88)
-Rich Medina ('92)
-Bo Buttenback ('98)
-Cody Toppert ('05)
-Steve Cobb ('05)
-Ryan Rourke ('06)
-Andrew Naeve ('07)
-Jason Canady ('08)
-Khaliq Gant ('09)
-Conor Mullen ('09)
-Brian Kreefer ('09)
-Ryan Wittman ('10)
-Pete Reynolds ('10)
-Jon Jaques ('10)
-Louis Dale ('10)
-Alex Tyler ('10)
-Geoff Reeves ('10)
-Jeff Foote ('10)
-Andre Wilkins ('10) (inactive)
-Aaron Osgood ('11)
-Adam Wire ('11)
-Max Groebe ('12)
-Chris Wroblewski ('12)
-Andrew Ferry ('12)
-The Cornell Rebounders Club
-Jonathan Gray ()
-Miles Asafo Adjei ()
-Peter McMillan ()
-Errick Peck ()
-Josh Figini ()
-Galal Cancer ()
-Ned Tomic ()
-Dominick Scelfo ()
-Jake Mathews ()
-Dwight Tarwater ()
-Manny Sahota ()
-Dave LaMore ()
-Shonn Miller ()
-Devin Cherry ()
-Nolan Cressler ()
-Braxston Bunce ()
-Holt Harmon ()
-Robert Mischler ()
-David Onuorah (committed recruit)
-Tim Higgins (committed recruit)
-Assistant Coach Mike Blaine ()
-Assistant Coach Marlon Sears ()
-Assistant Coach Arlen Galloway ()
-Brian Delaney, ESPN Radio Ithaca ()
-Barry Leonard, Cornell Redcast/Play-By-Play Annnouncer
-Ed Boulat, Ithaca Journal
-Cornell Daily Sun Sports ()
-Slope Sports ()
-WVBR Sports    
-Former assistant coach, Jay Larranaga
-Former assistant coach, Ricky Yahn ()
-Former head coach, Steve Donahue ()
-Former intern assistant Ryan Woerner ()
-Former assistant coach, Zach Spiker ()
-Former assistant coach, Nat Graham ()
-Former assistant coach, Woody Kampmann ()
-Former assistant coach, Izzi Metz ()
-Former assistant coach, Paul Fortier ()

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