Saturday, December 8, 2012

News and Notes: Saturday Edition

Below, news and notes for Saturday...
  • Harvard alum and booster, Mike James, blogs for Rush The Court and checks in on the Ivy League.
  • In alumni news, Jeff Foote (Cornell '10) and his Zalgiris team of Lithuania defeated Emporio Armani in Milan, Italy on Friday in the EuroLeague, 69-61.  Foote finished with 2 points and 2 rebounds in 9 minutes of action and was 0/3 from the floor.  Zalgiris is 7-2 in the EuroLeague and ranked No. 6 in Europe.  Louis Dale (Cornell '10) is in action on Saturday in the Greek A1 league with his KAOD team when they face Peristeri GS.  Also on Saturday, Jeff Aubry (Cornell '99) and his Halcones Rojos of the Mexican LNBP face Gigantes.
  • In its Duke-Temple preview, CBS Sports writes, "While Temple plays three top 10 opponents in its next eight games, the Blue Devils (8-0) don't face a ranked team in their next seven. Their only three remaining games in December are at home against lesser competition - Cornell, Elon and Santa Clara."
  • South Dakota struggles to find home games reports The Star Press of Muncie, Indiana.  “'We search for anyone who’s willing to go home-and-home with us,' South Dakota coach Dave Boots said. 'A lot of people were only willing to do a two-for-one. We shied away from doing that and held off, and there’s only been a few teams — Morehead State, Cornell, Canisius, Ball State now, Loyola Marymount — that have agreed to play home-and-home with us. We get it usually one season to the next, but if we can get them to do us in the same year, it helps us filling out our schedule, which is very difficult to do.'”
  • The Province of Vancouver notes that Kelowna Secondary School is ready to move forward without its graduated stars and writes, "Both post Braxston Bunce and point guard Mitch Goodwin, the team’s top two players from 2011-12, have moved on to university careers. But a huge part of the team is back, and against a talented but young St. George’s team on Thursday, that experience shone through.  The guard triumvirate of Katerberg, Malcolm Hlady and Joel Burma were all a big part of the rotation last season, and having won the Telus Invite last season, and having performed in so many high pressure games, they had just enough to carry them to a win.  With frontcourt returnees Buzz Truss (19 points) and Darrion Bunce (13 points) also seeing huge minutes last year, the Owls are among the province’s more experienced units. 'They’ve experienced every type of game, from blowouts to really close ones,' said Owls’ head coach Harry Parmar. 'Those five kids played between 15 and 35 minutes-a-game last season. They have played in big games. Last year they deferred a bit to Mitch and Braxston, but now it’s their turn.'"
    • 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
      8. 11/28/12 vs. Stony Brook L 53-76
      9. 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 8 is No. 204 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. 234 in the nation, while the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) have Cornell at No. 231 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 at Connecticut, 7 pm [SNY] Box Score - Recap

    Saturday, December 8
    Yale at New Hampshire, 1 pm
    Drexel at Princeton, 2 pm
    Dartmouth at Holy Cross, 4 pm
    Brown at Notre Dame, 7 pm [ESPN3]
    Villanova at Penn, 8 pm [NBCSN]

    Sunday, December 9
    Columbia at American, 2 pm

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