Below, news and notes for Monday...
- Committed Cornell recruit, David Onuorah (Marist HS) Atlanta, GA, 6-8, 230, F, was named honorable mention All Dekalb County by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
- On March 21, Jeff Foote (Cornell '10) finished with 6 points and 3 rebounds as his Zalgiris (Lithuania) team defeated Efes (Turkey) 79-71 in the Top 16 of the EuroLeague. On March 24, Foote had 1 assist and 2 rebounds as Zalgiris defeated Novgorod (Russia), 69-62 in the Eastern Europe VTB League.
- NaplesNews.com writes, "It’s a March tradition as common as cutting down the nets: a small-conference men’s basketball coach directs his spunky squad to a conference championship, pulls a stunner in the NCAA Tournament, then bolts for a major program. John Groce did it last year, parlaying Ohio’s Sweet Sixteen appearance into the Illinois job. Steve Donahue did it in 2010, bailing for Boston College after two tournament wins at Cornell."
- NBC Sports writes:
"With the exception of the Final Four runs from VCU, Butler and George Mason, it can be argued that the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are putting together the most impressive Cinderella performance of all time. Sure, there Cinderella teams that had better seasons and better teams than FGCU, like Cornell’s 2010 squad that made it to the Sweet Sixteen behind the trio of Louis Dale, Ryan Whittman and Jeff Foote. Davidson’s 2008 team led by Steph Curry also falls in to this category. But both Cornell and Davidson were known commodities heading in to the tournament and had put together impeccable regular seasons. The same can be said for UT-Chattanooga, who as a No. 14-seed, knocked off No. 3-seed Georgia and No. 6-seed Illinois en route to a berth in the Sweet Sixteen. But the Mocs had previous NCAA tournament experience having been there in both 1994 and 1995."