Thursday, January 3, 2013

News and Notes: Thursday Edition

Below, news and notes for Thursday...


  • Manny Sahota, is now reporting for NorthPoleHoops.com, a Canadian recruiting service.  Sahota's first article is on Gonzaga and their Canadian stars, Kevin Pangos and Kelly Oynyk.  Pangos was a teammate of Braxston Bunce on the 2011 Canadian Junior Men's National Team.  Bunce would return for a second season with the team in 2012.
  • 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
Wes Dickinson (Peddie School) Princeton, NJ, 6-6, F, Dartmouth
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
Preston Troutt (Trinity Christian) Dallas, TX, 6-0, G, Penn
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
  • 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 3 is No. 226 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. 259 in the nation, while the Sagarin Rankings (USA Today) have Cornell at No. 258 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 at Rhode Island, 7 pm [OSN]
Yale at Holy Cross, 7 pm

Saturday, January 5
Princeton at Elon, Noon
Penn at La Salle, 2 pm
Columbia at Army, 3 pm
Rice at Harvard, 4 pm
Colgate at Dartmouth, 7 pm

Sunday, January 6
Cornell at American, 2 pm
Florida at Yale, 5:30 pm [NBCSN]

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

How can this team ever truly compete when your at a deficit from the beginning

Starting two point guards seems quite conflicting, neither capable of putting up game high scoring numbers.

Then starting another guard who prefers to throw up more three balls than two balls and does not shoot a high enough percentage at either this year or for his career. Why should we expect that to change.

Starts Eitan which is difinitely the proper decision, but then only plays him 10mins and he is your highest percentage shooter.

Then the Subs: Cressler and Scelfo both play the same type game, more three point shooting and to Scelfo's credit more reliable . All that is why u can't get away from all those three balls at the most inappropriate times. Misses might as well go into turnover column!!!!!

This is not a player problem at this point, it's a Coaching problem, the one who allows this to continue game after game.

What's the diffinition of INSANITY??????????

Anonymous said...

How can a team shoot 44% FT at home and expect to win. IT's FREE for goodness sake! Don't we practice enough, or can we not handle pressure?? Or is is not serious focus! Symtomatic of other ills.

Anonymous said...

Any recruiting update? We know what the needs are for this program.

Anonymous said...

To Anon 12:46pm


I agree with you fully!!!!!!!

And the answer to your question is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. (Insanity)

Anonymous said...

So I guess we missed out on all those "game changing" recruits who visited during homecoming?

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:46: Since you weren't at the game, I'll fill you in: Eitan was doing okay with help on defense. But he got some foul trouble. Also, on offense he was outclassed by Muscala. Eitan couldn't get a shot off. So Figini was a more logical solution. Figini kept us in the game with timely baskets. (Not a high %, just timely.) And his defense was on par with Eitan, so no loss there. Josh was scrappy.

FTs were missed---no doubt. But the guys were playing their a$$es off, they were tired, and tired guys miss FTs. It would've been better if Courtney could've subbed more frequently, but then we all would have complained that he took guys out before they got into a rhythm.

I would prefer a starting backcourt of Miles, Johnathan, and Dominic at this time. Bring Cancer in for Miles, and Nolan in for J or D. Cherry? He needs to play better defense, because he is not strong.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous January 3, 2013 6:29 PM said...

"So I guess we missed out on all those "game changing" recruits who visited during homecoming?"

I'm guessing that that the answer is yes, given that it's January and most of the top kids have verbally committed or signed LOIs. We've only heard about one kid from CBB who went to USC.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Not commenting on Cornell's targets that remain available. Nothing has changed since early November for Cornell.

Anonymous said...

Not asking for names. Just concerned that it's January, most top kids off the board (although good ones still available, of course), and it's been eerily quiet on this front since June when David O committed despite being projected to lose three starters to graduation. At least when CBB used to post recruiting updates, that was something to satiate the masses.

(And I'm not suggesting that more is better or debating whether the seniors should be starting or not. It's just an observation.)

Anonymous said...

Any word if peck will be back for the game against American?