Wednesday, January 2, 2013

News and Notes: Wednesday Edition

Get all the information you need about the Cornell Big Red's game vs Bucknell, Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 7 pm, with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center.  Below, news and notes for Wednesday...

  • Steve Donahue told the Boston Globe, "[T]he thing I like about this team, and I never had these teams at Cornell, and probably not here my first year at BC, we have guys that have the ability to go by you. That’s critical."
  • The Pittsburgh Post Gazette writes on the close of 2012, "Plum graduate and true freshman Nolan Cressler scored 20 points for Cornell in his college basketball debut, hitting 6 of 8 3-pointers. It didn‘t take long for Cressler, Plum‘s all-time leading scorer, to find his way into the Big Red‘s starting lineup."
  • Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports writes, "TEAM NOT AS GOOD AS ITS RECORD: There are several teams that could fit into this category, but none more so than Herb Sendek's 11-2 Arizona State Sun Devils. Sendek's only legitimate win came against Arkansas, and one of the losses was against Big East bottom feeder DePaul. Sendek needed wins for job security -- and he's gotten them against the likes of Central Arkansas, Florida A&M, Cornell, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Sacramento State, Hartford, Cal State Northridge, Dartmouth, Texas Tech and Coppin State."
  • The Durham Herald Sun writes of George Washington Women's Basketball Head Coach, Jonathan Tspis, "He was preparing for a pharmacy career before he took his first coaching job with the men’s program at Cornell after graduating from UNC."
  • Bud Poliquin of the Syracuse Post Standard notes, "[Jim] Boeheim has beaten Canisius, Colgate, Cornell and St. Bonaventure a total of 90 times, but he’s beaten Connecticut, Georgetown, Pittsburgh and Villanova a total of 150 times."
  • 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
  • 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 2 is No. 228 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. 260 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 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 at Columbia, 7 pm
Bucknell at Cornell, 7 pm
Penn at Butler, 7 pm

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]


Anonymous said...

this is going to be ugly.

Anonymous said...

If we play like we did against St. Francis, Binghamton, BU, Vandy, Wisconsin, Stony Brook, oh heck, pretty much against everyone we've played this year, it will be ugly indeed.

Unknown said...

Aww. come on. Lets think positive. Go Big Red. We support you!

Unknown said...

Ok. I want to be positive, and I really like these kids, but I just watched warm-ups and counted shots. They went 4-40 from 3, unguarded, in warm-ups. Perhaps a different game plan is in order....

Anonymous said...

score okay at half... last-minute play doesn't work, as usual..., sophomores & seniors making rookie mistakes ... everybody on this team plays like they're still a rookie when there's only 1 actual rookie who ever plays...

Anonymous said...

I'm absolutely perplexed by this team's obsession with the three ball. Has the media asked Courtney about this? I'd love to hear his response.

Anonymous said...

Any chance you all want to move the game conversation to the forum instead of commenting on blog posts?

Anonymous said...

Turned it off after watching them mess up about four opportunities to turn a 4 point lead into a 2 point lead at 55-51. Don't care how it ends. If they do win, it'll be a fluke because this team cannot play. Most of them should not be so bad at making decisions at this point in their careers.

Anonymous said...

This is a bad basketball team that has zero chance of winning the Ivy title. There's no way it will happen. A 5th - 7th place finish seems very possible, if not likely. We're not Dartmouth bad, but we're certainly not anywhere close to as good as Harvard. I'd be surprised if we match last year's record of 7-7.

This is a program that needs a lot of work, but I'm not calling for Courtney's head. There's simply not as much talent on this team as some posters think, in part due to the puffing of this blog.

Anonymous said...

So painful to read people still calling the players untalented. Whose fault is it if some of the best recruits we had coming out of high school fail to develop or find consistency? This is all Bill Courtney, IMHO. These guys got scholarship offers from Division 1 schools like Butler and St. Louis ... yet after three years they look like a bunch of guys throwing a ball around.

Anonymous said...

Another disaster for BigRed. Look so promising toward the end of the first half. Can anyone explain why Cherry's role has been deminished to basically a few minutes in the frirst half of games after career game at Boston U. Is as if Bill has given up on what I believe is his most promising guard. Looks now as if he is the fifth guard on the depth chart and a poor use of his talent. Am I mistaken or was Cornell down 10 when Cherry came in and in 8 mins got 4 rebounds and assist and a steal while playing great Defense plus 2 points on 1 of 2 shooting helping to close a big a gap at the beginning of the game.

What coach would not like that?????

Anonymous said...

It is really hard to win games with so many players, and especially so many guards, shooting in the low 30% range regardless of how well you play defense and regardless of what you run on offense. If the shooting percentages improve, the record will improve. But folks, please, stay behind the coaches and the players. Ivy League play hasnt even started yet. The constant negativity only makes things worse. These guys all care deeply about CU basketball..

Anonymous said...

A realistic and possibly best case scenario finish for this team might be an 8-9 out of conference record followed by a 8-6 league record. If that happens, I wouldn't be thrilled, but that would have to be called a successful season based on the level of play that we've seen so far.