Saturday, January 12, 2013

News and Notes: Saturday 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 Saturday...

  • Jeff Foote (Cornell '10) finished with 8 points (3/4 FGs) and 3 rebounds last night in the EuroLeague but his Zalgiris team fell 75-74 to Real Madrid in Spain.  Check out the brawl at the end of the game.
  • Louis Dale (Cornell '10) and his KAOD team of Greece are in A1 action today against Ilysiakos.
  • Ivy commitments continue to roll in.  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
Chris McComber (John McCrae School) Ottawa, ON, 6-7, F, Columbia
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: 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 12 is No. 224 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. 258 in the nation, while the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) have Cornell at No. 245 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 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 [] 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]


Anonymous said...

that performance was flat out embarrassing.

There is no hope for the Ivy season unless something drastic (or a miracle) happens.

Anonymous said...

Go BigRed!!!!!!!!
Was very nice to see two complete halfs played especially prior to the start of Ivy season. Even though it was agaisnt a D III opponent who appears to be a very good team with shooters everywhere.

Funny to follow the blog during game and read how insecure a lot of followers were. Ie. already can hear the excuses if we lose... Have a little faith next week coming soon enough.

Nice to see the guards continue to play well, dont think guard play will be a problem during ivy season. Did like the rotation better today, everyone had scoring ability today and scoring was needed and will be needed next week.

Anonymous said...

Even Suny OW can shoot 80%+ fouls (in our court) why are we in the 60% range - it will be a long season if we don't learn to shoot free throws. Go Big Red

Anonymous said...

Still having trouble being optimistic about Ivy play.

All I can think right now is that statistically, we should be able to beat Dartmouth, Brown, and Penn at home. Games against Dartmouth, Brown and Penn on the road, and Yale at home, will likely be toss-ups. Everything else will require an upset, and it is unlikely any team can pull off more than one or two of those.

Believing more than this will basically be based on faith rather than facts.

We go into each game against any opponent, even BCS ones, believing our team is capable of a miracle. But the fact is, 8-9 or not, all but 1 of their wins are against bottom 100 teams. They have not been good. They have no chance in hell of contending for the title. The Courtney era is an ordinary and uninspiring and unambitious one in which Cornell is a low-mid major. We hope they suddenly end up good in the Ivy, but if they are better than this, then why haven't they been better than this?

Anonymous said...

*TWO* complete halves?

Anonymous said...

I'm as big a homer as the next guy, but to say we played two complete halves is nonsense. Our lock down defense managed to give up 83 points to a DIII team. We won by shooting an unsustainable (and incredibly fortunate) 59% from Three. We had 21 turnovers, and our bench saw about two minutes of action.

it isn't insecurity, it is reality. Our best game of the season was our first. Since then we've seen zero gain in offensive efficiency or half court offense, worse FT shooting, and staggering inconsistency by individual players.

I like this team, but 15 games in the season they shouldn't have to be told to "Man Up" at half against a DIII team. Gain an identity and play with pride, otherwise you'll be an underachieving team that had a lot of promise.

Anonymous said...

To Anon 10:30pm

The game I watched had a defense that got 7 blks 12 steals 19 turnovers. The game I watched had an offense which shot lights out both halfs. When u playing an uptempo team who shoots a high percentage normally and then got up for this game and shot even better than normal, I feel BigRed played rather well! What more would you have them do to a good D 3 team but clock them beat them by significant double digits and matched them shot for shot when they were shooting unconsciously.

By the way if u looked at the box score you would have seen that three players off the bench played 26mins , 21mins, and 22mins respectively, more mins than Cherry or Scelfo got and they started.

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:50: I think you're missing the point. This was a game against a D III team. It shouldn't have been a game at all. Cornell had a significant height advantage and was playing at home. Giving up more than 80 points to a team like that is mind boggling and reveals a serious problem with our defense. This is a team that supposedly plays tough defense, yet has given up a ton of points to some of the worst teams in D 1 (St. Francis, Bing, Longwood) and now a D3 team.

Also, the bench players that should have been playing are the players who have seen minimal floor time (Mischler, Harmon, etc), not players in the normal "rotation" that Courtney uses. It took our key players 3/4 of a the game to put away a D3 team. There's no reasonable spin that you can put on that. We're in trouble going into Ivy play.

Anonymous said...

The first three games of league play will make clear where this team stands. In my opinion, I think it's very possible, if not likely, that we start 0-3, making any hope of an upper division finish virtually impossible.

Anonymous said...

If this team starts 0-3 it's not the players fault , truly would b on the Coach who selects that most of the time substitution pattern which tends to slow down the momentum which this team thrives on!

Hope coach gives players opportunity to play through adversitpealing it penalizing them to quickly under the pressure of the bright lights of Ivy play! Hope coach remembers he's on camera also with everyone watching his every move!