Friday, January 11, 2013

News and Notes: Friday Edition

Get all the information you need about the Cornell Big Red's game vs SUNY Old Westbury, Saturday, January 12, 2013, 2 pm, with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center. Below, some news and notes for Friday...


  • Cornell's game this Saturday vs. Westbury is Kids' Day.  Cornell's Ivy contest against Dartmouth on Saturday, February 9, is Newman Nation Jersey Night.
  • Old Westbury guard, Kerel Mitchell has a profile on Real GM and is considered an NBA prospect.
  • The EuroLeague website previews Jeff Foote's (Cornell '10) and Zalgiris' huge EuroLeague game today against Real Madrid.
  • Tech Sidelines writes, "The coach: Steve Donahue is in his third season at Boston College, and he’s trying to revamp the program around his own Princeton style of offense. He was the head coach at Cornell before making the jump to BC. He led Cornell to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments before taking the BC job, including a 29-5 record and a Sweet 16 berth in 2010."
  • The Eagle recaps American's recent struggles and its defeat to Cornell.  The Eagle writes:
The Eagles’ 68-60 loss to Cornell (7-9) Jan. 6 at Bender Arena was a prime example of how failing to finish around the basket, execute defensively on ball screens and win the hustle plays can add up.
“If we can make these significant, but relatively simple improvements and adjustments, you know, we could’ve won that game,” AU head coach Jeff Jones said. “You know, we could’ve won two or three other games that we were in until the very end.”
It has been a problem consistently during the season, which is exactly what happened against Cornell Sunday.
“There were times where I thought we played extremely hard,” Jones said. “But there were other times where I thought Cornell, you know, kind of outhustled us. There were times when we executed extremely well. And then there were times when, maybe, we didn’t.”
  • CBS Sports of D.C. writes, "AU won’t be having fun this March after winning 20 games in four of the past five seasons. Coach Jeff Jones’ Eagles are just 5-10 and lost at home to Columbia, Cornell and Howard, which is 3-12 otherwise for coach Kevin Nickelberry."
  • Athlon Sports writes, "Duke has limited more teams to fewer than four 3-pointers (Louisville, Delaware, Cornell and Clemson)."
  • Longwood Athletics writes, "In addition to high profile road losses at No. 12 Creighton, No. 21 Georgetown, VCU, Seton Hall, Arkansas and Marshall, the Lancers have also lost at Canisius and to Cornell in Las Vegas, along with close home losses to Norfolk State, Dartmouth, Fairleigh Dickinson and Coastal Carolina … by an average margin of 9.0 points."
  • Coastal Carolina Athletics writes, "Presbyterian is under the direction of Gregg Nibert who is in the midst of his 24th season as head coach at PC. The Blue Hose have yet to pick up a victory this season over a Division I opponent but have played one of the toughest schedules in the conference. PC opened the season with four-straight road games at Clemson, Georgia Tech, #15 Creighton and #24 Wisconsin. Their other D-I opponents have included Cornell, Florida A&M, Furman, Jacksonville State, Tennessee, Appalachian State, South Carolina and VMI. PC's three wins have come against Toccoa Falls, North Greenville and Montreat."
  • 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
Matt Madigan (Mt. Tabor HS) Winston-Salem, NC, 6-4, G, Brown
Kendall Jackson (Suffield Academy) Suffield, MA, 5-9, G, Columbia
Jeff Coby (Choate Rosemary Hall) Choate, CT, 6-6, F, Columbia
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 
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, 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
      9. 12/17/12 at Vanderbilt L 55-66
      10. 12/19/12 at Duke L 47-88
      11. 12/22/12 at Boston U. L 57-70
      12. 12/28/12 at St. Francis (PA) W 79-67
      13. 12/30/12 at Binghamton W 79-77
      14. 1/2/13 vs. Bucknell L 56-72
      15. 1/6/13 at American W 68-60
    • 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 January 11 is No. 223 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. 258 in the nation, while the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) have Cornell at No. 243 Both sites are predominantly used by fans and the media.
    IVY LEAGUE COMPOSITE SCHEDULE

    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
    Drexel
     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 55 Vanderbilt 66 [ESPNU] Box Score - Recap

    Tuesday, December 18
    Albertus Magnus 63 Yale 112 Box Score - Recap

    Wednesday, December 19
    Cornell 47 Duke 88 [ESPNU] Box Score - Recap

    Thursday, December 20
    Rider 45 Princeton 62 Box Score - Recap

    Friday, December 21
    Penn 60 Delaware 83  Box Score - Recap

    Saturday, December 22
    Cornell 57 Boston University70 Box Score - Recap
    Dartmouth 66 Bryant 79  Box Score - Recap
    Holy Cross 65 Harvard 72  Box Score - Recap
    Elon 70 Columbia 79 Box Score - Recap
    Bucknell 67 Princeton 79 Box Score - Recap

    Sunday, December 23
    Brown 42 Northwestern 63 [BTN.com] Box Score - Recap

    Friday, December 28
    Providence 68 Brown 69 [NBCSN] Box Score - Recap
    Cornell 79 Saint Francis (Pa.) 67  Box Score - Recap
    Yale 75 Nevada 85 Box Score - Recap

    Saturday, December 29
    Manhattan 58 Columbia 69 Box Score - Recap
    Penn 63 Wagner 68  Box Score - Recap
    Harvard 67 California 62 [PAC-12] Box Score - Recap

    Sunday, December 30
    Cornell 79 Binghamton 77 [TIME WARNER SPORTS] Box Score - Recap
    Yale 62 Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 78 Box Score - Recap
    Princeton 58 Akron 62 Box Score - Recap

    Monday, December 31
    Dartmouth 58 Boston College 79 [ESPN3] Box Score - Recap
    Brown 50 Albany 57 Box Score - Recap
    Harvard 69 Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 70 [ESPN2] Box Score - Recap

    Tuesday, January 1
    Yale 70 Iowa State 80 Box Score - Recap

    Wednesday, January 2
    Colgate 59 Columbia 66 Box Score - Recap
    Bucknell 72 Cornell 56 Box Score - Recap
    Penn 57 Butler 70 Box Score - Recap


    Friday, January 4
    Brown 47 Rhode Island 59 [OSN] Box Score - Recap
    Yale 61 Holy Cross 54 Box Score - Recap


    Saturday, January 5
    Princeton 74 Elon 64 Box Score - Recap
    Penn 57 La Salle 74 Box Score - Recap
    Columbia 64 Army 52 Box Score - Recap
    Rice 62 Harvard 92 Box Score - Recap
    Colgate 78 Dartmouth 62 Box Score - Recap

    Sunday, January 6
    Cornell 68 American 60 Box Score - Recap
    Florida 79 Yale 58 [NBCSN] Box Score - Recap

    Tuesday, January 8
    Niagara 74 Brown 75 Box Score - Recap
    Columbia 69 Holy Cross 78 Box Score - Recap
    Army 58 Dartmouth 75 Box Score - Recap
    Lafayette 85 Penn 83 Box Score - Recap

    Saturday, January 12
    Daniel Webster at Brown, 2 pm
    College at Old Westbury at Cornell, 2 pm
    Oberlin at Yale, 2 pm
    *Harvard at Dartmouth, 4 pm
    *Penn at Princeton, 6 pm [NBCSN]

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